This is actually happening!
  • NihilNominisNihilNominis
    Posts: 416
    It's a long shot that anyone is actually near us, but on the off chance that you are....

    Solemn Mass for the Assumption 2019
    St. Mary, Help of Christians, Sleepy Eye, Minn.

    Processional: "O Purest of Creatures / Maria zu Lieben," arr. SMC
    Propers: Full
    Ordinary: "Coronation Mass," W.A. Mozart
    Offertory Motet: "Tota Pulchra Es," Fr. Nunes-Garcia
    Communion Motets: "Ave Maria," Anton Bruckner
    "Ave Verum Corpus," W.A. Mozart
    Recessional: "Hail, Holy Queen," arr. SMC
    1600 x 2299 - 2M
  • tandrews
    Posts: 32
    Get ready for the finest timpani-ing you've ever seen AND heard!
  • Where is Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, anyway?
  • StimsonInRehabStimsonInRehab
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    Ubi NihilNominis, gloria est.
  • drforjc
    Posts: 17
    I really need to make the 2.5 hour journey west soon.
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  • CharlesW
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    Where is Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, anyway?


    You have to take a red-eye flight to get there.
  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    Sleepy Eye is WSW of Minneapolis, about 105 miles from MSP airport, about a 2 hour drive.
  • (purple on) It's not near a big city, so what does it matter, except that a small remnant of die hard nail-biting, [fill in rest of epithets at will] people is doing its best to hold back the tide of progress. Now, in the Amazon......(purple off)
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  • CharlesW
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    Home, home of the strange.
    Where the trads and the NRA play.
    And never is heard an encouraging word.
    And the clouds have lead linings all day.


    All kidding aside, I know it is a remote location. Wishing the good people of Sleepy Eye all the best.

  • They're getting a new organ, as I understand.
  • NihilNominisNihilNominis
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    Not exactly -- we love our organ. It was just enchambered in 1947. We're restoring casework and expanding tonal resources, thanks to St. Louis.
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  • CharlesW
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    Sounds promising.
  • tandrews
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    It's also a 15 minute drive from the New Ulm Cathedral, which is starting a nice little organ recital series tonight for their new Nordlie organ. I hear the director's a pretty fun guy who loves Palestrina and Bruckner when he has enough capable voices.

    Just in case you're in that neck of the woods checking out our wonderful lead linings. Plus we have an Applebee's and brew Schell's beer!

    *end shameless plug*
  • CharlesW
    Posts: 10,005
    I suspect it's a lovely place. That part of the country generally is - except in the winter. LOL.
  • RMSawicki
    Posts: 57
    Chris Garton-Zavesky:

    Where is Sleepy Eye?

    I guess y'all never read any Laura Ingalls-Wilder books ("Little House on the Prarie")?

    ;-)

    Gaudete in Domino Semper!
  • [vigorous defense of winter climes]

    How does the bitter cold of a Minnesota winter define/alter organ tuning seasons?
  • tandrews
    Posts: 32
    Every day is organ tuning day! Actually the organ has a humidity machine installed to help keep the the pipes at as consistent a humidity level as possible throughout the year. I've gotten really good at tuning the reeds as they go flat about once a month haha.

    The organ definitely has more tuning issues during the summer months than the winter, as summer temperatures fluctuate so much that the AC doesn't always turn on when it needs to. The heat is always humming, at least.
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  • vansensei
    Posts: 103
    Have you advertised to the music department at Mankato State?
  • NihilNominisNihilNominis
    Posts: 416
    They'll be out of session, won't they?
  • vansensei
    Posts: 103
    It's only about a week before, so you'll have students in town. If you do it again for All Souls, it would be a cool opportunity for them
  • vansensei
    Posts: 103
    How did it go?
  • NihilNominisNihilNominis
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    It was magnificent. God provided lavishly.
  • tandrews
    Posts: 32
    I hear Animal from the Muppets made an appearance on the timpani.
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  • francisfrancis
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    PM about installing my new invention... an auto reed tuner!