PipeChat Digest #5402 - Sunday, June 12, 2005
 
Child-Friendly Organ Music
  by "Millie & David Kenney" <kenn411@bellsouth.net>
Re: Foot fetish?
  by "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net>
Re: Foot fetish?
  by "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net>
Arlene
  by "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net>
Foot Fettish
  by "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net>
RE: Foot Fetish
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: Foot fetish?
  by <DudelK@aol.com>
Summer Music Camp Ideas!?
  by <Oboe32@aol.com>
Diatribe; was Summer Music Camp Ideas!?
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: Summer Music Camp Ideas!?
  by "Paul Smith" <kipsmith@getgoin.net>
Re: Foot fetish?
  by "Paul Smith" <kipsmith@getgoin.net>
Lunenburg Newspaper article
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
Re: Lunenburg Newspaper article
  by "Andrew Barss" <asbarss@eastlink.ca>
Re: Lunenburg Newspaper article
  by "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca>
 

(back) Subject: Child-Friendly Organ Music From: "Millie & David Kenney" <kenn411@bellsouth.net> Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2005 6:51:24 -0400   Beau -   Re: pieces a child could help with. . .how about the "musette"-like = setting of "Holy Manna", in "Contemporary Hymn Preludes", by Gordon Young. = . .the good bit of repetition in the pedals may be easy and fun. Also, = Young's "Offertory on 'Jesus Loves Me'" (same book) has C and G = alternation. . .a couple of kids could take turns. Another easy piece, = with an initial pedal point on low C, is "Nursery Tune", also by Young--a = setting of "Twinkle, Twinkle"--could be thrown in the midst of the Mozart = variations! Contact me if you need copies.   As far as pieces that are simply fun to listen to. . .how about "Hornpipe = Humoresque"? My niece and nephew were 3 & 4, respectively, when I took = them to a program performed by Brian Jones on the wonderful Austin in = Portland, Maine's Merrill Auditorium. . .the H H was their favorite piece! = And they talked about that organ for days!   Just a few thoughts. . .best wishes for your program's success!   David Kenney    
(back) Subject: Re: Foot fetish? From: "Malcolm Wechsler" <manderusa@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2005 07:09:24 -0400   Hurry up! More! More!   I guess one can't say it's a real "page turner." How about a "real scroller?"   Please! Keep it coming.   Cheers,   Malcolm   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> To: "'PipeChat'" <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2005 12:20 AM Subject: Foot fetish?     >I just got this wisp of an idea for a new story. It's rough. What do > you think? > > Glenda Sutton > gksjd85@direcway.com > > Prologue > > "Detective, we just received a 9-1-1 call from St. Peter's Episcopal > Church downtown. The priest was asking for an ambulance and police." > > The call galvanized Max Barnett out of his somnolence. Sitting up in > bed, he knocked over a book from his chest, turned on the bedside lamp > and looked at the clock. Only 10:00 - he must have crashed. Coming off > a week of midnight on-call will do that to one, he thought ruefully. > "How long ago?" > > "Maybe 10 minutes," the voice of the dispatcher responded. "We've > dispatched EMTs and two units there. When I called the Chief, he asked > for you to meet him there. He knows the priest personally." > > "I'm on my way," Max was terse as he hung up. > > Quickly he slipped into some Dockers and a fresh oxford shirt, and > hastily picked up his gun, badge and cell phone as he soothingly told > the excited Australian shepherd dog to stay put and let himself out the > door. Within minutes he was speeding down the interstate toward the > middle of the city. > > His phone rang. "Barnett here," he answered, recognizing the Chief's > number on his caller ID. > > "How soon before you get here?" Chief Tagert's voice sounded tired. > > "I'm just now hitting the exit, and can be there in two or less," > Barnett answered. "What's up?" > > "A homicide in the church," was the tense answer. "The scene borders on > the bizarre. I'll wait until you get here to fill you in - you can see > for yourself." > > Max was pulling up. There was the usual redundant rescue team, always > in the way but never of much use. The EMTs were escorting a gurney out, > a body encased in black body bag. One recognized Max and nodded toward > the church. "They're still working on one inside." > > Max nodded and made his way past some onlookers. There was a cop > guarding the entrance, and he waved Max inside. "The Chief is up front > - he said for you to go on up." > > Max nodded and made his way down the long center aisle of the dimly lit > nave to the choir area. There he found EMTs kneeling on the floor over > a body. As his eyes narrowed in the brighter light, he noted that the > figure on the floor was petite, a woman, and she was thrashing about in > pain as one of the technicians tried to restrain her. > > "Lady, be still so that we can try to stop the bleeding," he pleaded > with her. "We need to get you to the hospital quickly." > > As Max looked on, her eyes fluttered wildly. "Don't let him kill me," > she moaned, clutching the technician's arm in seeming panic. > > "Lady, he ain't going to be killing you or anyone else," the tech > replied earnestly. > > Max felt a tug at his arm. Looking around, he saw Chief Tagert, who > pulled him away from the sight. Walking a few feet away to the altar, > he came to a man in a priest's collar, a small, wiry man in his sixties, > who was gazing on the scene. > > "Detective Max Barnett, this is Father Blackwell. He is the one who > found her and called 9-1-1." > > Max solemnly shook hands with the priest, who was concernedly watching > the woman on the floor. The chief continued, "Father, tell Max here > what you were telling me." > > The priest, his eyes not leaving the woman, replied, his voice cracking. > "I was on my way home from giving a parishioner last rites at the > hospital. I noted the lights on, and guessed that Melanie was here > practicing, as she usually does at night." He paused. "She's the > organist here. So I decided to stop and speak to her. > > "When I made it in here, I noticed there was no music playing. I saw > her car outside, and thought it odd. When I came closer to the organ, I > heard moaning. That's when I found her and - and him." > > "Him?" Max interrupted. The EMTs had lifted the woman onto a stretcher > and was slowly moving with her. > > "Yes," the priest was nervous. "He was lying over her. He was - dead." > > "Did you know him?" > > "Never saw him before in my life," the priest shook his head. > > "Do you know how he died?" Max couldn't help himself, as the EMTs moved > toward the door with the patient. > > "Melanie was holding a gun." The priest paused. "She apparently shot > him. There was a small machete-looking knife beside the man's body." > His eyes filled with tears. "There was blood everywhere, but it looked > as if he had tried to sever her feet from her body." >      
(back) Subject: Re: Foot fetish? From: "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net> Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2005 07:31:43 -0500   Good Morning, Glenda:   > I just got this wisp of an idea for a new story. It's rough. > What do you think? I like the drama of this limited situation. It's the kind of stuff that helps build some tension, ....momentum to what the characters do to tell the story. I kind of like it, and it leaves a lot of room to develop a larger story around it. Dick Burt ..    
(back) Subject: Arlene From: "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net> Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2005 07:34:33 -0500   Hey, Glenda: I just looked at the WeatherBug report. It seems you will, again, taste the sharp winds. Sorry, but our tornadoes in Texas don't give you days to worry about what might happen. They pop up, devastate the area, and then quickly disappear. We have a few moments of stark terror, but not days of dread. We will be praying that you have sufficient strength and hope Rick holds up well, too. Dick Burt ..    
(back) Subject: Foot Fettish From: "F. Richard Burt" <effarbee@verizon.net> Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2005 07:47:59 -0500   Glenda: Colin asked a good question about why have a priest. Then, I wondered about a priest in the story, too, and why there was a choir down front. I usually think of a choir down front in English style Episcopal churches, in which a priest's presence would be proper, ...but how about an old fashioned Protestant church in the old South, where the only place most of them had the choir and organ was "down front?" Maybe, we are getting too picky, now. <grins> Dick Burt ..    
(back) Subject: RE: Foot Fetish From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2005 08:06:20 -0500   You're absolutely right. I need to have a sacristan or caretaker or someone to find them. Everyone knows the priest would be well into his cups by that time of night. Besides, remember the story of the Good Samaritan. Good point.   I was exhausted from lack of sleep this week. But my steroid shot had worn off, and my back pain and cough were both back, but better. The Atlanta novel is back on ice, and I've got a trip up there next weekend to see a couple of organs with rear galleries. And while waiting for relief, and with Arlene raining all around me, I couldn't do yard work if I was able. So it seemed a good time to start a new book - you knew there'd be a lawyer or an organist involved. Glad you liked it.   The cats are better - the week included forcing meds down Zack.   Arlene - lots of rain and wind. Our main worries are tornadoes and roads washing out. Poor Pensacola (and here) - still all those unrepaired roofs.   Thanks.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com          
(back) Subject: Re: Foot fetish? From: <DudelK@aol.com> Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2005 10:17:09 EDT   Rule No. 2.Check the "Send to box so you only send your reply to the = intended recipient, not the whole list."   Mea maxima culpa!!!!  
(back) Subject: Summer Music Camp Ideas!? From: <Oboe32@aol.com> Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2005 15:21:27 EDT   Hey All,   I am looking for some ideas for a summer music camp. The district/township = in which I teach has developed an Arts Council. The Arts Council runs several =   summer camps for the fine and performing. We will be running two one week = camps for music, both of which will be held at our Middle Schools. The intention = of these camps is general musicianship and voice. The camp is open to all students entering the 3rd to 8th grades. We will see the campers from = 9:30am to 12:30pm. Seeing as this is a new camp, and I am a new teacher, I am = looking for ideas, games, activities that would be appropriate for campers. I will = have two Junior Counselors with me for each week. Any ideas, resources, or = informtion is MUCH appreciated!   Gratefully,   Peter Isherwood, Choral Director Middletown High School North, Middletown, NJ Oboe32@aol.com  
(back) Subject: Diatribe; was Summer Music Camp Ideas!? From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2005 14:47:25 -0500   Fabulous - sort of a Vacation Bible School for music! How exciting. No Kumbaya, please.   One thing I think would be great to teach all kids: what middle C looks like and where to find it. I was amazed back when I participated in the Pedals, Pipes and Pizza event at the number of young piano students (some second year students) who still guessed (wrongly) at where middle C was. That was my first lesson - when I forget it, Alzheimers will have me in its grip. Shoot me and throw my body in the pond.   I know - that was not what you were looking for. I'll look around and see if I have anything that would provide some ideas for you.   Another pet peeve - what is with it with all these organists' publicity photos? Why do so many pose with their hands in their face? Were they orphans? Did not their mothers tell them to keep their hands out of their faces? Are they trying to hide barroom brawl scars or other facial blemishes? Helpful hint: It does not make you look thoughtful or more appealing - it makes you look insecure. I for one do not care whether you are sporting a wedding band.   Sorry for the digression - guess I am practicing for my 'nun with a ruler' gig.   Re Arlene: lots of wind; rain has died down momentarily.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com          
(back) Subject: Re: Summer Music Camp Ideas!? From: "Paul Smith" <kipsmith@getgoin.net> Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2005 20:24:17 -0500   One fun group activity that is a fine change of pace for everyone, and can =   be done for a short time daily is to have a set of wood flute pipes, and give one pipe to each child. With younger ones you can point to them to = blow their pipes to create a tune (chopsticks, "Jesus Loves Me", etc). They can =   be fascinated to figure out by their ears what the tune will be, and they pay attention because they never know when you will point at them. The onlookers can be ready to name the tune, keeping them in the game. With older kids who can read some music, I think that simple bell choir arrangements could work, one child to a note/pipe. The pipes will probably =   have lead toes, so you will have to cover or remove these first, but a = short set of old wood pipes should be easy to find....without raiding the Swell chests! Kip in MO     > Hey All, > > I am looking for some ideas for a summer music camp.      
(back) Subject: Re: Foot fetish? From: "Paul Smith" <kipsmith@getgoin.net> Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2005 20:32:17 -0500   Do Episcopalians give "Last Rights"? I just never ran into it before.   > > "Detective, we just received a 9-1-1 call from St. Peter's Episcopal > Church downtown. The priest was asking for an ambulance and police." >     > > Max solemnly shook hands with the priest, who was concernedly watching > the woman on the floor. The chief continued, "Father, tell Max here > what you were telling me." > > The priest, his eyes not leaving the woman, replied, his voice cracking. > "I was on my way home from giving a parishioner last rites at the > hospital.     ***************************************************************************= ******************   I know tht Australian Shepherds are supposed to be smart, but can they = "let themselves out the door"?   > Quickly he slipped into some Dockers and a fresh oxford shirt, and > hastily picked up his gun, badge and cell phone as he soothingly told > the excited Australian shepherd dog to stay put and let himself out the > door.      
(back) Subject: Lunenburg Newspaper article From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2005 22:32:19 -0300   there is a really nice news article for the restored St. Johns Anglican Church, with a sneak peak of 5 beautiful pictures of the church inside = and out. I however will take many more pictures tomorrow when I am there in person. .. http://www.herald.ns.ca/stories/2005/06/11/fLiving109.raw.html      
(back) Subject: Re: Lunenburg Newspaper article From: "Andrew Barss" <asbarss@eastlink.ca> Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2005 23:03:05 -0300   Daniel,   Have you heard any word on the organ? Has it been installed yet?   Last I heard, the church building was months ahead of schedule (I think they were originally looking at a December/05 re-opening), so I don't know whether Casavant were able to push their production schedule ahead.   Rumour I heard is that Robert Hiller is coming down to manage the installation.   Should be really nice once everything is complete.   Cheers, Andrew Barss Halifax, Nova Scotia   On Jun 11, 2005, at 10:32 PM, Daniel Hopkins wrote:   > there is a really nice news article for the restored St. Johns > Anglican Church, with a sneak peak of 5 beautiful pictures of the > church inside and out. > I however will take many more pictures tomorrow when I am there in > person. > . > http://www.herald.ns.ca/stories/2005/06/11/fLiving109.raw.html > > > ****************************************************************** > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > 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: Re: Lunenburg Newspaper article From: "Daniel Hopkins" <danielwh@ns.sympatico.ca> Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2005 23:35:48 -0300   The Organ is being built by Casavant, It will arrive the last couple = days of October. And by December it will be ready for the Holidays the specs are Great 1)Open Diapason 8 (1-6 wood,7 up 70% tin, in facade) 2)bourdon 8 3)gemshorn 8 (1-12 common with #2) 4)octave 4 5)harmonic flute 4 6)twelth 7)fifteenth 8)mixture IV 9)trumpet tremulant chimes   Swell 10)bourdon 16 (stopped wood, extension of #12) 11)diapason 8 12)chimney flute8 13)viola d gamba 8 14)voix celeste 8 15)principal 4 16)spindle flute 4 17)nazard 2 2/3 18)piccolo 2 (harmonic) 19)tierce 20)plein jeu III-IV 21)bassoon 16 ( 1-12 half length) 22)trumpet 8 (french shallots) 23)oboe 8 (french shallots) trem swell unison off swell4 24)trumpet 8 (great) 25)clairon 4 Pedal:   26)Bourdon32 (resultant from #28 and 10) 27)Contra Bass (16 open wood, extension of #30) 28)Sub Bass 16 (1-24 stopped wood;25 and up 22% tin) 29)Bourdon 16 (swell) 30)Octave Bass 8 (1-6 wood,7 up 70% tin ,in facade) 31)Stopped Flute 8 ( extension of #28) 32)Octave 4 (70% tin, extension of #30) 33)trombone 16 (full length) 34)Bassoon 16 (from Swell) 35)trumpet 8 (great) 36)clairon 4 (great)