PipeChat Digest #5418 - Tuesday, June 21, 2005
 
Re: Powerpoint and Bulletins
  by "Emily Adams" <eadams@cinci.rr.com>
Re: Music for youngsters
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Re: Powerpoint and Bulletins
  by "Charles & Maria DeVita-Krug" <cdkrug@worldnet.att.net>
Op. 378 Still Available (x-posted)
  by "Edward Odell" <eodell@odellorgans.com>
Re: Op. 378 Still Available (x-posted)
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
Upcoming Region II/III and Region I AGO Conventions (x-posted)
  by "Edward Odell" <eodell@odellorgans.com>
Region I AGO Convention Roomie?
  by "Paul Opel" <popel@sover.net>
RE: my recital last Friday
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
RE: Theory/History Placement test resources (off topic)
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
RE: Powerpoint and Bulletins
  by "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com>
Re: my recital last Friday
  by "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu>
Orff (was Music for youngsters)
  by "Robert Lind" <lindr@core.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Powerpoint and Bulletins From: "Emily Adams" <eadams@cinci.rr.com> Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 06:58:46 -0400   From Rev. Tony: "Fine - but what about the environmental issues involved = in printing disposable materials (i.e. the bulletin, most copies of which = will be thrown away). In my church, we stopped producing bulletins over a year ago, since we found that most were being left in the seats (so were not fulfilling the purpose of "reminders" of weekly activities.)"   We are looking at this issue in my ELCA church, where we're concerned that the liturgy is confusing to visitors and hard for them to follow since = they must constantly switch back and forth from the order of worship in the bulletin to the order in the front of the hymnal. But it seems that = printing the entire liturgy every week would indeed be costly, time-consuming, and eat up large amounts of paper.   I recently saw one solution in an Anglo-Catholic congregation. They print the recurring parts of the liturgy in booklet form (in their case complete with extra background information). The booklets stay in the pew racks and are re-used from week to week. They need only print a small flier size = sheet each week with the scripture and gospel readings and the hymns, plus any announcements. They change the booklets a few times a year as necessary depending on the liturgical season, but theoretically an annual set could = be used until it became worn out.    
(back) Subject: Re: Music for youngsters From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 09:19:07 -0400   >Just in case you didn't know.... > >Orff's Carmina Burana has a part written FOR children's (boys, girls or >both) choir. >Before blasting off on a subject, please make sure you know what you are >talking about. > >When in doubt, hit DELETE! > >   When our local philharmonic/theater/choral group did Carmina Burana, my wife supplied her select Elementary school Chorus for the kid's part ( she's an organist too). The kids are STILL talking about that "stage experience" in front of hundreds of people. The context of the piece meant very little to them but they were thrilled beyond belief at the sustained applause. Parents are still expressing their gratitude for the kids to have an oportunity to work with professionals. My own 13 yr old daughter was part of this. Now at 15 she routinely mixes classical interests with hard rock.   John V  
(back) Subject: Re: Powerpoint and Bulletins From: "Charles & Maria DeVita-Krug" <cdkrug@worldnet.att.net> Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 09:57:20 -0400   On Mon, Jun 20, 2005 at 06:58:46AM -0400, Emily Adams wrote: > >From Rev. Tony: "Fine - but what about the environmental issues > >involved in > > I recently saw one solution in an Anglo-Catholic congregation. They = print > the recurring parts of the liturgy in booklet form (in their case = complete > with extra background information). The booklets stay in the pew racks = and > are re-used from week to week.   Hmmm . . . howsa bout this? We take the Proper for each season of worship, and bind it into a book like a hymnal, along with frequently used readings like the Psalms, and some service orders for Holy Seasons.   Oh . . . wait.   We have that already. The Book of Common Prayer. When I served in an Episcopal church it worked a treat. I've served every sort of congregation from Charismatic to the aforementioned Episcopal, and have yet to encounter a liturgy that couldn't be rendered easily into someting akin to the BoCP, regardless of (and sometimes in inverse proportion to) the number of times the Worship Committee declares themselves to be "nontraditional."   Tongue-in-cheekily yours     Charles    
(back) Subject: Op. 378 Still Available (x-posted) From: "Edward Odell" <eodell@odellorgans.com> Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 12:39:51 -0400   Dear pipechatters,   Those of you who may have seen my other messages concerning this organ,=20=   please accept my apologies for this re-posting.   We are moving into the 11th hour here as the developers will be=20 closing on the building sometime in the middle of the next month, and the organ will have to be moved=20 shortly after if it is to be saved.   Edward Odell J.H. & C.S. Odell ----------------------------   Available for Purchase:   J.H. & C.S. Odell Opus 378 (1901) =95 2 manuals, 25 stops =95 Compass: = 61/30 Formerly of Washington Square Methodist Church, New York City   Click the link below to see pictures and specification on our website:   http://www.odellorgans.com/Organs/Available/op_378.html   Due to a merger between three downtown Methodist Parishes, the old=20 sanctuary for Washington Square Methodist Church on West 4th Street in New York City is in the=20 process of being sold to a real estate developer.   We have been contacted by the developer, and working in cooperation=20 with the leadership of the church seek a purchaser who will be able to provide a home for the=20 instrument.   The instrument is in extremely good physical condition, and to our=20 knowledge is the only extant Odell organ with tubular pneumatic action. By contrast, most surviving=20=   Odell instruments originally built with tubular pneumatic action were electrified and=20 fitted with modern consoles.   The manual wind chests are pneumatically controlled slider chests, with=20=   pneumatically controlled stop sliders. The sole alteration was replacement of the original flat=20=   pedal board with a radiating and concave pedalboard. This work was done by our firm in 1957. The=20 organ has had limited restorative work done but is otherwise unaltered.   The instrument would require restoration. Present access to the church=20=   sanctuary is limited and the organ is not currently playable. Arrangements can be made to see=20 the instrument. The developer is willing to sell organ to any candidate church for a very=20 modest sum on the proviso that the instrument be reasonably preserved.   If you are interested in more information about this instrument, please=20=   contact us via email, or call our office at 860-365-0552 during regular business hours. ________________________________________________________ J.H. & C.S. Odell East Hampton, Connecticut   email: eodell@odellorgans.com url: http://www.odellorgans.com voice: 860-365-0552 fax: 503-212-8541=  
(back) Subject: Re: Op. 378 Still Available (x-posted) From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 12:56:25 -0400   The "churchorgantrader" website lists a party looking for an instrument of about that foot print.   Maybe a connection can be made?   John V  
(back) Subject: Upcoming Region II/III and Region I AGO Conventions (x-posted) From: "Edward Odell" <eodell@odellorgans.com> Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 13:11:16 -0400   Dear Listmembers,   Any of you who plan to attend the upcoming Region II/III (Poughkeepsie) and subsequent Region I (Hartford) AGO Conventions, please feel free to stop by our booth. This will be our first year as Exhibitors. Holly and I will be happy to talk to you.   More information about our appearances at the respective conventions is available here:   http://www.odellorgans.com/News/chvago.html   Best Regards,   Edward Odell    
(back) Subject: Region I AGO Convention Roomie? From: "Paul Opel" <popel@sover.net> Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 12:45:26 -0500   Hi- I'm headed off to the AGO Region I Convention next week, and I = realized that I haven't set up lodgings yet. Anyone going who could use a roommate? I don't snore.   Paul Opel   http://www.sover.net/~popel/agomain.html      
(back) Subject: RE: my recital last Friday From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 14:11:07 -0500   Congrats, Randy! Nice program - how did it go? Any videographers present?   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com     -----Original Message----- From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On Behalf Of Randolph Runyon Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2005 4:06 PM To: PipeChat Subject: my recital last Friday   Organ Recital by Randy Runyon Taylor and Boody Organ, Opus 25 (1995) Mount Saint Joseph Motherhouse, Maple Mount, Kentucky June 17, 2005          
(back) Subject: RE: Theory/History Placement test resources (off topic) From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 14:11:07 -0500   1066 - that was the year I . . .   oh, never mind.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com          
(back) Subject: RE: Powerpoint and Bulletins From: "Glenda" <gksjd85@direcway.com> Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 14:19:31 -0500   I know some churches have elaborate Sunday services (that's the kind I like), but the way many of you talk, I find it hard to believe that you couldn't fit the entire service on an 11 X 17 trifold. I just attended the best church service in years at St. Phillip's Cathedral, Atlanta, this weekend, and they managed to do it.   If you are worried about killing trees, use the prayer book.   Glenda Sutton gksjd85@direcway.com Glenda's Church for the Literate (a great supporter of the timber industry; the Florida Bar requires that attorneys use only recycled paper - don't you think that is quite fitting? Think about it a minute.)          
(back) Subject: Re: my recital last Friday From: "Randolph Runyon" <runyonr@muohio.edu> Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 16:08:31 -0400   Hi, Glenda! No, I was spared the videographers. At one point an aged nun wandered in, and started talking loudly about something. I later learned she was so deaf she had no idea an organ recital was taking place. Apart from that it was fine. The organ, of course, was a wee bit difficult to play: flat pedalboard (which wasn't much of a problem, really, but it seemed the black keys on it were shorter than I was expecting), short compass on the manuals, and I wasn't used to tracker action, so extended chords (e.g, on the Sowerby) tended to make more notes sound than the ones I had intended. It was fun trying to make the organ sound romantic. For the English Horn on the Sowerby, I used a "Krumphorn" with 4' and 2 2/'3' flutes, and vibrato. It kind of worked.   Randy     On Jun 20, 2005, at 3:11 PM, Glenda wrote:   > Congrats, Randy! Nice program - how did it go? Any videographers > present? > > Glenda Sutton > gksjd85@direcway.com > > > -----Original Message----- > From: pipechat@pipechat.org [mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org] On > Behalf Of > Randolph Runyon > Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2005 4:06 PM > To: PipeChat > Subject: my recital last Friday > > Organ Recital > by Randy Runyon > Taylor and Boody Organ, Opus 25 (1995) > Mount Saint Joseph Motherhouse, Maple Mount, Kentucky > June 17, 2005 > > > > > > ****************************************************************** > "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: Orff (was Music for youngsters) From: "Robert Lind" <lindr@core.com> Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 19:25:07 -0500   1. It would be great if people would change the subject line when appropriate. Is there an echo in here?   2. I soon tired of hearing the Orff Carmina Burana upon being confronted with it a few times in my late teens and early 20s. In those years I listened to virtually any and all 20th-century music with an eager and = open mind. It's way too long and repetitious, and the high tessitura is enough = to send any sensitive person's teeth on edge and to refuse to force amateur = (if not professional) singers to try to get through it. Give me a break. There are many greater choral works to consider, including, I am told, Orff's = own Catulli Carmina if you simply must do something by this composer.   3. In an attempt to bring this belabored subject on topic, I'm happy to report that I find NO evidence of an Orff work for organ.   Robert Lind   ----- Original Message ----- From: <Justinhartz@aol.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2005 11:15 PM Subject: Re: Music for youngsters     > Just in case you didn't know.... > > Orff's Carmina Burana has a part written FOR children's (boys, girls or > both) choir. > Before blasting off on a subject, please make sure you know what you = are > talking about. > > When in doubt, hit DELETE!