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  • #2
    First post (been lurking for a while).

    It is also our first Sunday of the 'program year'—Sunday school starts up again, the choir is back in the balcony, and we too have our picnic (pulled pork sandwiches!). So, I too am going with some fairly cheerful music:

    Prelude: These are the holy 10 commandments BWV 678 ... J. S. Bach
    Postlude: Praeludium in C ('Prelude, Fugue, and Chaconne') BuxWV 137 ... D. Buxtehude

    With the choir back, no need for a communion voluntary—just a short improvisation to finish things up and get us into the key of the closing hymn.

    I would love to hear what folks are playing each week!

    Cheers!
    Mark Sullivan
    Christ Episcopal Church
    Guilford, CT

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    • #3
      Welcome to the Forum! BWV 678 is a fine piece (I often use it on Trinity Sunday), and the Buxtehude work you're playing is the first "big" piece I ever learned. Incidentally, many relatives of mine live or lived in Guilford, and I've visited down there many times. Haven't been there for a long time, though.

      Rick Dostie

      Originally posted by markcec View Post
      First post (been lurking for a while).

      It is also our first Sunday of the 'program year'—Sunday school starts up again, the choir is back in the balcony, and we too have our picnic (pulled pork sandwiches!). So, I too am going with some fairly cheerful music:

      Prelude: These are the holy 10 commandments BWV 678 ... J. S. Bach
      Postlude: Praeludium in C ('Prelude, Fugue, and Chaconne') BuxWV 137 ... D. Buxtehude

      With the choir back, no need for a communion voluntary—just a short improvisation to finish things up and get us into the key of the closing hymn.

      I would love to hear what folks are playing each week!

      Cheers!
      Mark Sullivan
      Christ Episcopal Church
      Guilford, CT

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rmdostie View Post
        I was wondering what if anything other organists are doing to commemorate 9/11, given that this will be the 15th anniversary of the attacks.
        Rick,

        Unfortunately, nothing. It's kinda the same as why we don't commemorate December 7th as Pearl Harbor Day. On the one hand, those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it, but on the other hand, some things are best left in the past--even from recent history. At this point our church would probably be accused of being too political and turned over to the thought police if we did commemorate 9/11.

        Originally posted by markcec View Post
        I would love to hear what folks are playing each week!
        Mark,

        Welcome to the Forum!!! It's great to have fellow New Englanders (even from the South) on the Forum! Rick is our resident Sunday-by-Sunday program specialist. He shares some great music he plays for his church every week, but he is also so fortunate to have a church that fully appreciates his talents and gifts. Check some of his past posts to get some additional great ideas.

        Alas, I'm in a church where the church year is not observed at all, and I'm lucky if someone recognizes Wachet auf, or any of Bach's pieces--never mind Buxtehude, Pachelbel, or Mendelssohn. Forget Karg-Elert, Widor, Mulet, Franck, or any of those other unknown composers. It does get discouraging from time-to-time, but at least I'm doing some good for a church somewhere.

        I look forward to you (& Rick) sharing more pieces you are playing during the services. It gives me something to periodically look forward to, and on some occasions, new pieces to learn.

        Again, welcome!

        Michael

        P.S. A question for both of you--would you rather use Pachelbel's Toccata in e for a Prelude or Postlude?
        Way too many organs to list, but I do have 5 Allens:
        • MOS-2 Model 505-B / ADC-4300-DK / ADC-5400 / ADC-6000 (Symphony) / ADC-8000DKC
        • Lowrey Heritage (DSO-1)
        • 10 Pump Organs, 1 Pipe Organ & 6 Pianos

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        • #5
          Hi Michael,

          Thanks to both you and Rick for the welcome!

          Regarding the Pachelbel, as a 'normal' Sunday thing I would play it as a postlude, with a nice big plenum on the Great and contrasting smaller plenum on the Swell (for those passages that offer the opportunity to switch back and forth between manuals). Having said that, I can imagine a 'bigger' occasion where something like it could be used as a festive prelude.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by markcec View Post
            Hi Michael,

            Thanks to both you and Rick for the welcome!

            Regarding the Pachelbel, as a 'normal' Sunday thing I would play it as a postlude, with a nice big plenum on the Great and contrasting smaller plenum on the Swell (for those passages that offer the opportunity to switch back and forth between manuals). Having said that, I can imagine a 'bigger' occasion where something like it could be used as a festive prelude.

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            • #7
              Rick,

              I actually love the Adagio for Strings. However, isn't the a bit long for the Offertory? Nice selection, though--especially if you have a nice String chorus to use with the Flutes.

              Michael
              Way too many organs to list, but I do have 5 Allens:
              • MOS-2 Model 505-B / ADC-4300-DK / ADC-5400 / ADC-6000 (Symphony) / ADC-8000DKC
              • Lowrey Heritage (DSO-1)
              • 10 Pump Organs, 1 Pipe Organ & 6 Pianos

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              • #8
                I'm still firmly in the German tradition next week with

                Prelude:Kyrie, Our Father in Heaven BWV 669 ...Bach
                Lobe den Herren op. 52 #24 ... Reger

                I don't know, Rick—maybe we should swap churches for the week?!

                Mark

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by myorgan View Post
                  Rick,

                  I actually love the Adagio for Strings. However, isn't the a bit long for the Offertory? Nice selection, though--especially if you have a nice String chorus to use with the Flutes.

                  Michael
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                  Originally posted by markcec View Post
                  I'm still firmly in the German tradition next week with

                  Prelude:Kyrie, Our Father in Heaven BWV 669 ...Bach
                  Lobe den Herren op. 52 #24 ... Reger

                  I don't know, Rick—maybe we should swap churches for the week?!

                  Mark
                  Might be a thought in a couple of weeks, the 25th, because I plan to use music by William Mathias Arthur Milner and Andrew Carter (Trumpet Tune). An Episcopal Church would pose no threat to me - been there, done that, over a number of years.

                  Rick
                  Last edited by rmdostie; 09-08-2016, 11:59 AM. Reason: added word; typo

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