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  1. Youtube

    ....and the final two pieces:
  2. Youtube

    (organ specs here ) Two more videos: Marius Monnikendam - Elevatio from 12 Inventions: Joyce Jones- Pedal Variations on "When the Roll is Called Up Yonder" Enjoy, and pardon a couple of slips in the Variations - Giwro
  3. Youtube

    I've been off these boards for quite some time, finally getting some time to post again... I was privileged to be asked to give one of the 25 minute post-mass concerts at St. Louis. King of France RC in St. Paul, MN USA this past Tuesday, 10 Dec, 2013. Here are a couple of YouTube clips - the first 2 pieces: David German: Festive Trumpet Tune Daniel Gawthrop: Largo - Mvt 2 from 1st Organ Symphony Enjoy, - giwro
  4. Youtube

    Greetings all, Didn't know if anyone would be interested, but I am doing some recording of an old Wangerin organ at the Madison Masonic center... Last week I was doing some mic placement tests and recorded this little improv to show some of the sounds: Monday I took the iPad for a walk to shoot some footage of the auditorium and chambers! http://vimeo.com/30706668 I have to say this organ is equal of anything Skinner or Kimball produced in the same era - the sound is thrilling... Enjoy! G
  5. I am happy to report that Édith's Heures Domincales are now available HERE You can listen to recordings of 5 of the 7 pieces also: Élegie Scherzetto sur "O Filii" Communion au clocher penché Toccata-improvisation sur le psaume Suite Acadina - 1 - Berceuse There is some really gorgeous music here, IMHO Enjoy, - G
  6. Thanks MM for such a wonderful tour! I've been on holiday for 2 weeks, so I've had limited time to surf the internet... I shall have to digest your wonderful posts over then next few days. I must add to what you have said about Gardonyi and son - I had the privilege of meeting Zsolt in 1984 when he came to Arizona USA to give a concert of his father's music. Most notable to me were the Partita on Veni Creator and the 3rd Sonate. There have since been a couple of recordings released of Zsoltan's music, one a LP recording on Motette (sadly never re-released on CD) and a more recent CD with all 3 Sonates as well as the Veni Creator. I've corresponded with Zsolt off and on through the years, he is very kind and quite passionate about his father's music. I was able to obtain some scores from him when they were out of print, and he gladly gave suggestions for performance. ~~~ There was a wonderful 3-volume set from EMB of Hungarian organ music - I have 2 volumes and access to a third at the local uni library. If I have some time in coming days, I will peruse them and give some further comments. Best to all, -G
  7. Youtube

    A little Maurice Emmanuel (one of the teachers of Messiaen!)
  8. Carillons For Organ...

    You are correct!
  9. Just a quick update on Wiedermann - 2 volumes available from Český Rozhlas, 2007. Vol 1: Toccata diatonica -- Tristezza -- Capricietto -- Ave Maria in H -- Ó, Beránku Boží, Kriste! -- Jak růže krásná z Jericha -- Pastorale frygico -- Allegro maestoso -- Andante pastorale -- Finale. Vol 2: Preludium in e moll -- Humoreska -- Monolog -- Dumka -- Nevídaná, neslýchaná -- Tisíckrát bud̕ pozdravena -- Andante quasi pastorale -- Lístek do památníku -- Miletínský menuet -- Burlesca. These join the volume available from Panton (1984): Toccata mi minore (1948) -- Preludio corale I : Anděl Gabriel -- Preludio corale II : Ó, hlavo, plná trýzně -- Notturno (1942) -- Impetuoso (1933) So, now quite a rich selection of music available from Wiedermann Best, - G
  10. I'm pleased to say I've been watching for more Wiedermann, and I think some more music of his is finally being published. I was searching on WorldCat recently and found either 2 or 3 more volumes of his organ music, so I expect now we simply await someone to record the music. I have some recordings - perhaps a total of 5 pieces so far, my favorite being the cheeky "Impetuoso" As for Josef Klička, those scores are harder to come by, although I do have a copy of the Wenceslavian Chorale, long since passed into the Public Domain (so if anyone wants a PDF, simply ask!) MM does us a great service in bringing up these works (and indeed, the entire subject of Eastern European Organ culture). There are simply a staggering number of works lying unknown from that part of the world, many of which certainly do not deserve the oblivion they have been consigned to. I'm knee- deep in finishing off the Organ Symphonie book, so I won't have time to write or research much about this right now, but I'll dig up some things when I have a free moment or two. Best, - g
  11. Edith is working on some shorter pieces (useful service music) - I'd be happy to post when I have more information. Best, -G
  12. New CD

    I do play his CP on occasion, and have tinkered with his 3 P+F as well as movements from the Suite Modale. While not every work is a masterpiece, I find all of his music to be expertly crafted. Certainly he in no way deserves to be neglected! I've wondered if anyone will ever tackle the 30 or so hours of organ music he wrote and make an integrale recording set... Sadly, I doubt it will happen - the sheer magnitude of the expense with no hope of merely breaking even on the cost will deter CD companies from trying. That makes me wonder - when you lot buy a CD, is it primarily for the repertoire, the organ/venue or both? Would you be curious enough about the repertoire to buy a CD (if there were no other recordings) even if you weren't particularly excited about the venue? I've been toying with some ideas on how to get some of this repertoire recorded and out there - it would be a bit of a departure from what most CD companies do, but it might work... oops.... there I went and hijacked the thread... sorry -G
  13. Happy Christmas

    Best wishes for Christmas from Wisconsin USA. It is and has been my pleasure to discuss and learn with you good folk... thanks to our hosts for providing this place! -G
  14. American organ music for Christmas

    ...since someone mentioned me, here are a few links. All are available at the link above except the last two, which you'll have to email me for... http://www.evensongmusic.net/audio/OrwigWenceslas.mp3 http://www.evensongmusic.net/audio/orwig/O...o_the_World.mp3 http://www.evensongmusic.net/audio/orwig/O...rald_Angels.mp3 http://www.evensongmusic.net/audio/orwig/O...dagioSilent.mp3 http://www.evensongmusic.net/audio/orwig/O...ta_Carillon.mp3 http://www.evensongmusic.net/audio/orwig/Orwig_Il_est_ne.mp3 you'll have to email me: http://www.evensongmusic.net/audio/nasroten.mp3 http://www.evensongmusic.net/audio/Fuga_a_la_Noel.mp3 *********** I'd also suggest Leonardo Ciampa's 25 pieces for Advent and Christmas http://www.evensongmusic.net/ciampaorgan.html and either of David Gotch's Variations: http://www.evensongmusic.net/gotchorgan.html </commercial> We now return you to regularly scheduled programming
  15. Making a recording

    "Confess, all ye sinners here?".... Well, I'll admit to it... And let me tell you, sometimes it takes a LONG time to edit (probably far less than splicing in, which I've done also) As many have mentioned, MIDI is not always precise as one might want, so sometimes even FURTHER editing is needed to make things sound right. There are some things to consider, however, that will make for a more precise capture - most importantly TPQN - Ticks Per Quarter Note (Ticks Per Crochet) The higher the number, the more precisely the musical information is being captured (and, of course, the larger the file, to some extent). It's kind of like the MIDI equivalent of printing resolution - i.e. the higher the DPI, the sharper and truer the image being reproduced. IMHO, this kind of post-production is no different in spirit than splicing, and for a recording that is to be listened to many times, I think it is quite valid. Even when it can be done on a pipe organ it can be useful (and far less tiring for the performer!) and I find it quite freeing to know that an otherwise perfect take cannot be spoiled by noise, ciphers, etc. One caveat - if you are doing this in a live situation (i.e. a real pipe organ), it really is best to edit your MIDI playback in the venue, since that will give you instant feedback on what it will really sound like. For the extremely fussy, one can also make an audio recording during the MIDI session recording , and then the edited portions can be spliced in later.... leaving most of the recording "live" When it comes to recordings, if it sounds good, it is good.... for archival/documentation purposes I want it as perfect as possible. Best to all, - G