PipeChat Digest #5416 - Sunday, June 19, 2005
 
Re: July 3 music
  by "Mark Nelson" <mark.edward.nelson@gmail.com>
Re: PLEASE READ Fwd: PLEASE TRIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  by "Merry Foxworth" <m.foxworth@verizon.net>
Music for youngsters (was pre-recorded music)
  by "Walter Greenwood" <walterg@nauticom.net>
Re: Theory/History Placement test resources
  by "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk>
Re: Music for youngsters (was pre-recorded music)
  by "Charles Peery" <cepeery@earthlink.net>
Historic California Theatre reopening festival, Dunsmuir- July 8 & 9
  by <MUSCUR@aol.com>
MP3 Repost:  Andr=E9 Fleury Pr=E9lude and  Fugue in dm
  by "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net>
ACCHOS DVD Documentary
  by "Vic Ferrer" <vic@vicferrerproductions.com>
Special recital with Paul Jacobs on Monday + Sydney Organ comp (ex posted
  by "Mark Quarmby" <mark_quarmby@yahoo.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: July 3 music From: "Mark Nelson" <mark.edward.nelson@gmail.com> Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 06:53:24 -0400   In Gloucester MA, just a little north east of Boston, and fellow liberals= =20 (mostly) will not have any patriotic music during the mass itself and will= =20 enjoy singing a half hour "Postlude" of National Anthems of the US, Canada= =20 and maybe one other (last year it was Denmark--played by a Dane), God Bless= =20 America (with the verse), and "Take me out to the Ball Game".=20 Mark Nelson St. John's Gloucester "everything but the smells and bells"   On 6/17/05, DERREINETOR@aol.com <DERREINETOR@aol.com> wrote:=20 >=20 > Dear List, >=20 > As an Anglican musician in the Land of Cromwell's Heirs (Boston), we'll > certainly observe "Proper 9" (9th Sunday in Ordinary Time/Pentecost 7) on= =20 > July 3rd.  
(back) Subject: Re: PLEASE READ Fwd: PLEASE TRIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! From: "Merry Foxworth" <m.foxworth@verizon.net> Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 08:18:08 -0400   On the OTHER hand, some posts have the answer or reply to a question withou= t any quote from the question, so one has to go searching to find it. At least put a brief summary of what you are replying to, while trimming out what doesn't apply (see example below).   =B4=A8=A8)) -:=A6:- =B8.=B7=B4 .=B7=B4=A8=A8)) ((=B8=B8.=B7=B4 ..=B7=B4 -:=A6:-   An excerpt from Robert Giddings "Musical Quotes and Anecdotes", published in Longman Pocket Companions: "There let the pealing organ blow, To the full-voiced choir below, In service high, and anthems clear, As may with sweetness, through mine ear, Dissolve me into ecstasies, And bring all Heav'n before mine eyes". John Milton - Il Penseroso (1632).   Merry Foxworth Open Door Realty Boston, MA 02131 617 469-4888 x207 877 865-1703 toll free http://www.opendoorrlty.com/   > > >IMHO it is again time (maybe WEEKLY) to remind members to TRIM THEIR QUOTES! > >     >  
(back) Subject: Music for youngsters (was pre-recorded music) From: "Walter Greenwood" <walterg@nauticom.net> Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 09:32:04 -0400   That touches a raw nerve for me, Dr. Dan. Far from being insane, doing Carmina Burana in elementary school is a huge step in the right direction. How good it sounds in the end is not the point. The experiences that it leaves with the children and the directions that it leads them to explore - that's the point. I play the organ today because, just once in my 6 years of elementary schooling, a music teacher played a record of a Bach fugue in class. You have to get them when they're small, or the schlockers and rappers and strummers will take them away from you. We need more organists doing recitals for first-graders. And they should play the big works for them - young kids have big minds.   - WG   <AGODRDANB@aol.com> wrote:   >In the community where I reside an elementary school vocal = group >has advertised that they will be presenting Orff's Carmina = Burana. >Has the world gone insane?!! > >      
(back) Subject: Re: Theory/History Placement test resources From: "Colin Mitchell" <cmys13085@yahoo.co.uk> Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 06:46:55 -0700 (PDT)   Hello,   I recall with delight a post graduate party, where all the new graduates in music gathered in one place. There was not one of us who could accurately remember when Bach was born.   One even got the wrong century!   However, 1066 and 1662 stick in my memory, but I can't think why!   ;-)   Regards,   Colin MItchell UK       --- Gfc234@aol.com wrote:   > > for the history section--know the dates of all > periods, the major composers > and their dates, and the trends that can attributed > to them.     __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Music for youngsters (was pre-recorded music) From: "Charles Peery" <cepeery@earthlink.net> Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 09:55:43 -0400   <<doing Carmina Burana in elementary school is a huge step in the right direction. How good it sounds in the end is not the point>>   I couldn't disagree more. There's a difference between being exposed to something by listening to it and singing something that's conceptually and developmentally developmentally way out of line and calling it OK. Whether you think about the adult subject matter of this piece, the vocal ranges, the length, or the fact that there is so much good music for kids to sing, Carmina Burana is absolutely inappropriate. You can say, "Lower the keys", "change the words", but that adds another layer of injustice, to my mind.   On top of that is the whole idea of moving activities typically reserved later in life to points that are earlier and earlier. Two year olds playing soccer, Kindergarten Graduation, and an eighth grade Prom come to mind. Plus the difficulty of choosing, say, a high school musical (or, even, say, a college choir actually DOING Carmina) when half the kids say, "Not AGAIN?!?! We did this in elementary school."   There is a body of literature which defends my point, the most salient one that pops into my head is Dr. David Elkind's "The Hurried Child."   Chuck Peery St. Louis    
(back) Subject: Historic California Theatre reopening festival, Dunsmuir- July 8 & 9 From: <MUSCUR@aol.com> Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 12:58:35 EDT   =20 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE=20 Contact: Kerrie Wilson =20 =20 530-235-9934 kerrie@ institutearts.org   DUNSMUIR=E2=80=99S HISTORIC CALIFORNIA THEATER REOPENS WITH =E2=80=98RAILR= OAD DAYS=E2=80=99 SILENT=20 FILM FESTIVAL   International touring silent film organist Dennis James will perform for a= =20 series of four silent film programs for the Opening Festival of the =20 California Theatre in Dunsmuir, California on July 8 & 9. "This is the Gra= nd Opening=20 of the restored California Theatre" stated Kerrie Wilson, Executive Directo= r=20 of the Institute of the Arts, a non-profit component of the theatre, "and w= e=20 certainly look forward to the local supporters, and those in town for the=20 weekend, to come by and look at this historic jewel of Dunsmuir." =20   With historical prints and authentic projection provided by noted silent=20 film authority David Shepard of Film Preservation Associates, the Californi= a =20 Theatre=E2=80=99s debut program series will celebrate two icons of the silen= t film era: =20 Charlie Chaplin and Railroads:=20   Friday evening, July 8th, at 7:30 p.m., the California Theater reopens with= =20 an evening of Charlie Chaplin shorts and excerpts from his greatest films.=20= =20 Chaplin's own favorite short, The Immigrant, will be performed with live or= gan=20 accompaniment. For the delight of the young and all who remember Charlie =20 Chaplin, famous pantomime Alan Viner, in Chaplin character, will be about to= wn =20 and at the California Theatre, offering mime illustrations of Chaplin=E2=80= =99s walk=20 and gestures.   Rail-themed film shorts and features will play at the California Theater on= =20 Saturday afternoon and evening, July 9th. At 1:00 p.m., Thomas Edison's=20 pioneering The Great Train Robbery of 1903 precedes the organ-accompanied T= he=20 Great K & A Train Robbery with Tom Mix, an exciting action picture of 1926=20 photographed in the Royal Gorge of Colorado. Buster Keaton's Civil War mast= erpiece=20 The General will be performed with live organ accompaniment at 5:00 p.m.,=20 preceded by Railroad Raiders of =E2=80=9962, a short based upon the same hi= storical=20 incident. The Iron Horse, John Ford=E2=80=99s 1924 epic about the building=20= of the=20 transcontinental railroad, will show at 7:30 p.m. Ford=E2=80=99s spectacula= r film uses the=20 Jupiter and 116, the original locomotives that met in 1869 at Promontory=20 Point, Utah and Dennis James will perform the original 1924 score by Erno R= apee on=20 the Allen organ.   Dunsmuir=E2=80=99s restored 1926 California Theatre originally opened durin= g the=20 golden years of the silent motion picture era. Theatre patrons once thrill= ed to=20 the sounds of the theatre=E2=80=99s Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ, the silen= t movie's=20 voice. People of the time were spellbound. . . they laughed, sang, and crie= d=20 as they heard the organ's pipes, drums, cymbals, castanets, marimba,=20 glockenspiel, sleigh bells, sirens and horns fill the theatre with wonderfu= l sounds =20 accompanying the dramatic action on the silver screen. =20 Like many theatre organs the Dunsmuir Wurlitzer was sold and moved several=20 times. In 1960 it was bought by Fred and Eva Beeks who transported it to th= eir=20 home in Skagway, Alaska. This organ is especially equipped with a Style "R= "=20 Wurlitzer roll player mechanism complete with over 300 preserved 1920's era= =20 paper music rolls allowing the an authentic recreation of the early days of= =20 Dunsmuir=E2=80=99s California Theatre. Together with the preparations for t= he return=20 of the instrument to its original home, the California Theatre has formed a= n=20 ATOS (American Theatre Organ Society) chapter, the newest in this national=20 organ enthusiast=E2=80=99s organization now celebrating its 50th anniversar= y. The=20 theatre is working together with the ATOS to develop a touring educational=20= theatre=20 organ program for the area school children.=20 Dennis James has more than 35 years experience as an internationally tourin= g=20 theatre organist. He has played a pivotal role in the international revival= =20 of silent films featuring live music having toured extensively with silent=20 film stars Lillian Gish and Charles 'Buddy' Rogers throughout the 1980's=20 providing musical accompaniment to revivals of their motion pictures. A fea= tured=20 solo performer on the international film festival circuit, James appears=20 regularly at Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia f= estival=20 events as well as the Pordenone and Rome (Italy) Festivals Cinema Muto. He=20 may be seen frequently at the National Gallery of Art, Walker Contemporary=20= Art=20 Center, Cleveland Museum of Art, Chicago Art Institute and the Los Angeles=20 Contemporary Museum of Art plus the Louvre Museum in Paris and the Palazzo=20 Delle Espisozioni in Rome. James has performed film programs under the ausp= ices=20 of the American Film Institute, National Film Registry, Museum of Modern Ar= t=20 (NYC), Library of Congress, Pacific Film Archive, George Eastman House,=20 American Federation of the Arts, UCLA Film and Television Archive plus the=20= British=20 Film Institute and Germany=E2=80=99s Goethe-Institut. His solo silent film=20 presentations have been seen throughout Australia, New Zealand, France, Ger= many,=20 Austria, The Netherlands, Italy, and England.=20 "Silent films are a rare and precious art form of tremendous historical=20 importance, and the art of live musical accompaniment to a silent film is a= =20 discipline of equally important historic value. Dennis James is both a musi= cian of=20 tremendous artistic scope and range, and a scholar who strives to preserve=20 and restore this unique 20th century musical practice. He is without doubt=20= the=20 greatest practitioner of the art of solo silent film accompaniment. To=20 witness a contemporary audience experience the beauty and power of silent f= ilm=20 through the overwhelming symphonic dynamism that Dennis James unleashes wit= h=20 unerring skill on the theatre organ is an absolute revelation. He's a natio= nal=20 treasure." - Stephen Salmons, Artistic Director of the San Francisco Sil= ent=20 Film Festival=20 For ticket prices and further information, please call 530-235-9934 or =20 1-800-DUNSMUIR =20 For more information, visit _http://institutearts.org/Announcements.cfm_=20 (http://institutearts.org/Announcements.cfm) =20 California Theatre 5741 Dunsmuir Ave. Dunsmuir, CA 96025 phone: 530.235.9934=20 # # # # #   Listing sent from: =20 Silent Film Concerts PO Box 2072 Tacoma, Washington 98401-2072 USA 253-573-1683=20 To be deleted from this mailing list, please respond with e-mail request=20 containing REMOVE in the subject heading and sent to _muscur@aol.com_=20 (mailto:muscur@aol.com)=20              
(back) Subject: MP3 Repost: Andr=E9 Fleury Pr=E9lude and Fugue in dm From: "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net> Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 14:43:29 -0700   This is Andr=E9 Fleury's 2me Pr=E9lude and Fugue in D-minor. The Prelude = and Fugue are thematically related, but while the prelude is a brooding lament that builds to an amazing full organ climax, then back down to the softest registers of the organ, the fugue is a wonderfully comical (and cheerfully irreverent) romp, providing a perfect contrast to the drama that precedes it. I think this would be a perfect piece to open the 2nd half of a concert   ftp://diapason.dk/toccata/Fleury,%20Andre/Fleury_dmP+F.mp3 or *http://tinyurl.com/ch9o6   Enjoy! *   -- Jonathan Orwig Evensong Music, Media and Graphics New Organ and Choral Music http://www.evensongmusic.net    
(back) Subject: ACCHOS DVD Documentary From: "Vic Ferrer" <vic@vicferrerproductions.com> Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 16:14:58 -0700   Finishing touches are now being added to the Atlantic City Convention Hall Organ Society's upcoming DVD video to be released this Fall. This DVD will include a full-length documentary about the personalities behind the construction of the great Midmer-Losh organ as well as other Special Features.   I am requesting photographs, audio or video recordings of either the Midmer-Losh or Kimball organs, or any other relevant images for inclusion in this important documentary (i.e. Senator Richards, Siebert Losh, Midmer-Losh, Atlantic City Convention Hall, AC High School, AC Boardwalk, NYC Hippodrome Theater, other M-L installations, etc.).   **Also, need images of destroyed pipe organs (fires, vandalism, pipes in dumpsters, landfills, speakers sitting on pipe chests behind facades, etc.) for a segment driving home the loss of many historic instruments.   ***Does anyone happen to have a picture of an M.P. Moller music store front or sign-age, or images that convey that M.P. Moller was in the music store business? Seibert Losh worked for the M.P. Moller chain of music stores as a young man.   Any media contributions will be credited in the end titles. This is an opportunity to share with a large audience any special photographs or home movies you may have of either instrument.   Please respond directly to me off-list at:   film@vicferrerproductions.com   This DVD is being produced by a volunteer team of ACCHOS members to help create momentum for and promotion of the renovation project.   Thank you.   Vic -   ************************ Vic Ferrer Productions film@vicferrerproductions.com   ************************      
(back) Subject: Special recital with Paul Jacobs on Monday + Sydney Organ comp (ex posted) From: "Mark Quarmby" <mark_quarmby@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2005 17:37:55 +1000   Dear Listers,   Paul Jacobs is giving a special farewell recital at St Andrew's Cathedral i= n Sydney tomorrow evening (Monday) at 5pm. The concert will be free and he will be performing two of the Reger Chorale Fantasies (I think - "Wachet auf" and "Hallelujah, Gott zu loben"). This will be a farewell concert for him after his wonderful four weeks in Sydney giving masterclasses, performing concerts, teaching and adjudicating at yesterday's "Sydney Organ Competition".   As a guest of the St Andrew's Cathedral School, Paul has been working in several schools in Sydney and Canberra, encouraging the young organ students. In preparation for his visit, Warren Southward (who was the chie= f organiser of his trip) contacted all the organ teachers in Sydney and Canberra and schools with organs. He found in Sydney alone, there were just over 50 school children learning the organ. Several schools combined their students at one of the schools in their area for masterclasses, workshops, private lessons and recitals with Paul. Organ students suddenly found that they were not the only people in the world learning the organ and have made many new friends as a result.   St Andrew's Cathedral School also commissioned two new works (one by Graham Leek and the other by Calvin Bowman) for organ, strings and choir which wer= e premiered in the Cathedral and performed again last Friday night in the Sydney Town Hall with Paul at the organ both times. The school orchestra also performed the final movement of the Saint-Sa=EBns Organ Symphony with Paul revelling in the use of a real 64' reed beneath his feet! (he could also be heard playing Reger on the Town Hall organ for fun during the day! = - you can only imagine what it sounded like on that instrument! The previous day I took him into the hall as I was playing for another school's concert, in order to show him how to unlock the console and switch it on. He was extremely lucky to find the organ curator there who showed him inside and took him to the boot of the 64' Contra Trombone - the one Dupr=E9 is pictured standing against.) For some details on the Town Hall organ go to - http://www.sydneyorgan.com/STH2005.html   Also during this period, Felix Hell was in Sydney, so it was extremely easy for the schools to continue their networking and organise joint masterclasses and recitals with Felix and the students.   Yesterday was the annual Sydney Organ Competition and we had a record numbe= r of competitors. Paul Jacobs was the adjudicator for all the sections. The morning began in the Great Hall of Sydney University (details of the von Beckareth organ - http://www.sydneyorgan.com/UniSyd05.html) with the three finalists in the Open Section. Seven people had entered and were reduced to three by a round of recorded repertoire they had to submit. First place went to Alistair Nelson who is about to leave for Yale and post-graduate organ study. He also won the special prize for the best performance of an Australian work. Second place went to Sarah Kim and third to Peter Guy.   The afternoon was spent in the Big School of Sydney Grammar School where th= e new Mander organ is located. (for the spec of the Mander go to - http://www.sydneyorgan.com/Mander.html) 16 organists, 15 years old and younger entered the Junior Section. First place went to Philip Calder, a pupil at Shore. I didn't catch the names of the other prizewinners. The Intermediate section was for students 18 years and under and this was won b= y Sarah Gentle with Daniel Canaris coming second.   It was amazing to hear the quality of all the performances with many of the very young players attempting movements from Trio Sonatas and French Toccatas. It was a most inspiring and encouraging day and we are going to miss Paul greatly when he returns to New York.     --=20   Mark A Quarmby Assistant Organist, St Andrew=B9s Cathedral, Sydney   1006/5 Albert Road Strathfield NSW 2135 AUSTRALIA   +61 2 9746 8742 (Home) 0413 166 803 (Mobile)   Email: mark_quarmby@yahoo.com Website: http://mq.sydneyorgan.com