PipeChat Digest #5340 - Sunday, May 15, 2005
Re: Night Owls: Practice in RC Churches (was "Eastern Europe")
  by "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis.jan@gmail.com>
Happy Pentecost mp3
  by "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net>
Prayers Requested for the Family of Carolyn Kimble-Singleton
  by "Charlie Lester" <crl@137.com>

(back) Subject: Re: Night Owls: Practice in RC Churches (was "Eastern Europe") From: "Jan Nijhuis" <nijhuis.jan@gmail.com> Date: Sat, 14 May 2005 22:10:19 -0700   A few years ago, while visiting Paris, and Notre Dame, the clergy made regular appeals, perhaps at five minute intervals and in several languages, to keep quite because the church is a place of worship. At the time there was a youth choir singing as well ... Probably had something to do with the announcements.   As good as the choir was, I'd rather wished the organist were playing or even rehearsing.   On 5/14/05, Stephen Roberts <sroberts01@snet.net> wrote: > Dear List, > =20 > Ross mentioned that he heard practicing going on in Notre-Dame. I'm not > surprised at all. The atmosphere in Notre-Dame more closely resembles th= at > of a large train station in a great city=20 <snip> >The clergy at Notre-Dame long ago gave up on the idea of silence > in the nave, so it doesn't matter whether an organist practices or not. = The > only place I remember where there was quiet whenever I have visited ND w= as > a side chapel in which the Blessed Sacrament was exposed and Adoration wa= s > going on. =20 --=20 Jan Nijhuis nijhuis.jan@gmail.com  
(back) Subject: Happy Pentecost mp3 From: "Jonathan Orwig" <giwro@adelphia.net> Date: Sat, 14 May 2005 22:43:40 -0700   For your listening pleasure - Hermann Schroeder's Partita on Veni Creator This piece is definitely one of Schr=F6der=92s masterworks, full of = creative ideas and contrast. It has 6 movements: Toccata, Ostinato, Bicinium, Arioso and Fantaisa-Ricercare. The Toccata is a tour-de-force... monster handfuls of staccato chords in stacked 4ths and 5ths, plenty of virtuoso pedal solos surround a quieter statement of the theme . Ostinato: repeating derivative of the theme in the pedals with counterpoint in the LH (Also derived from the melody!) and augmented melody in the RH. Bicinium: Odd (Scherzo-esque?) alterations of the melody tossed from hand to hand. Arioso: heart-wrenchingly beautiful harmonies accompany decorated melody, "Pizzicato" bass. Fantasia: Full of flourishes - very declamatory. Ricercare: fugal finale - fragments of the tune in the pedals, the piece ends with a Schr=F6der trademark fanfare on full organ, and a spirited romp across the pedalboard for the feet     (a real treat, this one. I posted it years ago and thought y'all might enjoy it again)   ftp://diapason.dk/toccata/Schroeder,%20Hermann/SchroederVeniPartita.mp3 or *http://tinyurl.com/799rk if word wrap messes up the URL   *Enjoy!   -- Jonathan Orwig Evensong Music, Media and Graphics New Organ Music http://www.evensongmusic.net    
(back) Subject: Prayers Requested for the Family of Carolyn Kimble-Singleton From: "Charlie Lester" <crl@137.com> Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 00:42:04 -0700   A very dear friend of mine is organist and singer Carolyn Kimble-Singleton. Carolyn is very active in the South Los Angeles area playing for several churches, singing in a number of choirs and choral groups (including one that I direct, the Greater Los Angeles Interdenominational Chorus), and has been a very active lifetime member of the National Association of Negro Musicians.   Carolyn's family has had an incomprehensible tragedy befall them --- her dear son Geoffrey was very severely burned with lighter fluid when trying to light his barbecue. Some of the fluid had splashed onto his shirt and he did not realize it. When he lit the barbecue, his entire torso burst into flames. He was 3rd-degree burned over 50% of his body. His wife, Trenise, was also badly burned when trying to save him. They have two small children who were sleeping at the time and were not injured.   He was rushed to the hospital Wednesday evening, but died Thursday due to kidney and lung failure. Hard a loss as this is for his family to bear, it probably was the most merciful thing all things considered.   Carolyn has asked for prayers for her and her family. Understandably, they are all taking this very hard even though they are a family of fervent faith. I am sure she would appreciate messages of condolence so I am including her mailing address:   Carolyn Kimble-Singleton 19317 S. Grandee Av. Carson, CA 90746-2807     THANK YOU.   ~ ~~~ ~~~~~~~ Charlie Lester