PipeChat Digest #5400 - Friday, June 10, 2005
 
RE: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post)
  by "John Weit" <johnew@ptd.net>
Child-Friendly Organ Music
  by "Paul Kealy" <imkealy@yahoo.com>
Re: Child-Friendly Organ Music
  by <Innkawgneeto@cs.com>
Re: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post)
  by "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis.jan@gmail.com>
controlling slider pallets with electric action
  by "terry hicks" <Terrick@webtv.net>
 

(back) Subject: RE: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post) From: "John Weit" <johnew@ptd.net> Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 21:48:57 -0400   How about "A Sweet for Mother Goose" by George Akerley. It won the '04 AGO new music completion. You can listen to it here: http://www.agohq.org/mp3/index.html   There is a link to purchase the sheet music. It needs a good narrator!   John Weit   -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Beau Surratt Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2005 10:24 AM To: PIPORG-L@LISTSERV.ALBANY.EDU; PipeChat Subject: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post)   Hi All! I am planning a program for our Crosswalk (Wednesday night dinner and program) series at church which will be about a 40 minute organ concert that I want to be both child friendly and adult friendly. I also want it to be at least mildly interactive and educational.   What I'm looking for help with are ideas for the following:   1. Child-friendly organ pieces- based on children's tunes or just sort of "cute" pieces OR pieces which children could help with (i.e. a musette or something where they could hold down 1 pedal note the whole time)   2. your favorite "organ educator" pieces- you know, those pieces with narration and things like that which are designed to teach kids about the organ.   Thanks for all your help!   Blessings, Beau Surratt, Organist First Congregational UCC Glen Ellyn, IL   ****************************************************************** "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechatxErg List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org List-Subscribe: <mailto:pipechat-on@pipechat.org> List-Digest: <mailto:pipechat-digest@pipechat.org> List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:pipechat-off@pipechat.org>      
(back) Subject: Child-Friendly Organ Music From: "Paul Kealy" <imkealy@yahoo.com> Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 19:31:31 -0700 (PDT)   Have some fun with your own improvisation on CHOPSTICKS.   Kids and adults love this if you allow yourself to get carried away. It's a great way to demonstrate all the musical potential for organ expression from pedal solos to antiphonal.   Paul E. Kealy  
(back) Subject: Re: Child-Friendly Organ Music From: <Innkawgneeto@cs.com> Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 22:35:32 EDT   the Haydn "Musical Clocks" are fun.   Neil by the Bay  
(back) Subject: Re: Child-Friendly Organ Music (x-post) From: "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis.jan@gmail.com> Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 20:05:32 -0700   A few that came to mind quickly were:   "The Pink Panther" (Henry Mancini)   "Baby Elephant Walk" (Henry Mancini)   "A Mozart Theme" (aka "Twinkle, twinkle, little star") -- It's really fun if you can do a huge build up to playing the melody with single notes, stacatto.   "I Wear My Pink Pajamas" (aka "The battle hymn of the republic") -- I think 90% of kids songs are based on the battle hymn. Give them song sheets and make 'em sing!   I wear my pink pajamas in the summer when it's hot and I wear my flannel nighties in the winter when it's not and sometimes in the springtime and sometimes in the fall I hop between the sheets with nothin' on at all   Glory, glory hallelujah! Glory, glory what's it to ya? Balmy breezes blowin' through ya when you hop between the sheets with nothin' on at all.=20   (n.b. I blame my boy scout troop leader.)   "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho" -- only two chords (Dm and A7) Let them = sing! (simplified notation and lyrics at www.zzzebra.de/liederbank/index.asp) At the bottom of the screen click on USA under the Weltmusik heading. "Joshua" is listed in the right-hand column under spirituals. Actually, it looks like this could be a good source for all sorts of songs.     On 6/9/05, Beau Surratt <surrattorg@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi All! > I am planning a program for our Crosswalk (Wednesday night dinner > and program) series at church which will be about a 40 minute organ > concert that I want to be both child friendly and adult friendly. I > also want it to be at least mildly interactive and educational. >=20 > What I'm looking for help with are ideas for the following: >=20 > 1. Child-friendly organ pieces- based on children's tunes or just sort > of "cute" pieces OR pieces which children could help with (i.e. a > musette or something where they could hold down 1 pedal note the whole > time) >=20 > 2. your favorite "organ educator" pieces- you know, those pieces with > narration and things like that which are designed to teach kids about > the organ. >=20 > Thanks for all your help! >=20 > Blessings, > Beau Surratt, Organist > First Congregational UCC > Glen Ellyn, IL   --=20 Jan Nijhuis nijhuis.jan@gmail.com  
(back) Subject: controlling slider pallets with electric action From: "terry hicks" <Terrick@webtv.net> Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2005 01:59:22 -0700   I haven't heard any recent rumors about a system that would give some control of pallet velocity on slider chests using electric pulldowns. Has everyone given up this undertaking?   It would sure be nice for places that don't have the physical layout for real tracker action but would like the added sensitivity. Now that electronic organ companies have developed "tracker sensitivity"....