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  1. I might have a lead for you - PM or email jonathanorwig (at) gmail (dot) com
  2. ....and the final two pieces:
  3. (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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. A little Maurice Emmanuel (one of the teachers of Messiaen!)
  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. giwro

    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. 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. ...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. "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
  16. Actually, you can't buy it (it is a modification of something I found on the net for free), but I'm certainly willing to send a free copy to anyone who wants one. (PM me with your email). I played it as the closing voluntary for 9 p.m. Christmas Eve last year, and it was a hit! As for the "search for composition", that's an excellent idea - I think I need to implement that on the site Best, - G
  17. giwro

    Marcel Dupré

    It was the first Dupré I ever learned - I had heard it on recording and was mesmerized by it... I managed to learn it by dint of hard diligent practice - at the time I tackled it (lo, these many years ago), I still did not even read music well yet! Practice the rhythms carefully - it helped me to do things slowly RH + Ped, LH + Ped, RH+LH. I still play it every year (27 years later!)
  18. If you can get away with it, you might use THIS as your second piece.... it's a b***er in a couple spots on the pedal, but my lot enjoyed it last year. If you don't mind a more modern piece, you could go with THIS Best, - G
  19. I was pleased to hear him in early July at the national convention of the American Guild of Organists - he played some Alain (Trois Danses) a couple of his own pieces and a commissioned work for Organ and Harp by Rachel Laurin. Everything but the Commissioned work was by memory and all was flawlessly played. I also attended an improvisation workshop that he gave later in the week.... the only problem there was difficulty hearing what he was saying (although his handout musical examples and playing/teaching pretty much were understandable without hearing the commentary). My impression was of his total virtuosity and command of the organ - he tossed off the difficulties calmly and without any excessive gyrations... certainly one to watch!
  20. It would be nice probably to contact the folks at Crescendo and let them know of the misprint - I'm sure they'd like to know! Best, G
  21. Hello all, I wanted to follow up on this, as I have found some solutions to this question... This past week I was in Washington, DC for the national convention of the American Guild of Organists. Beforehand, I did quite a bit of research on the Library of Congress and what the requirements were to access music. In short, it was a very painless process - I obtained my Reader's Card, visited the Performing Arts reading room to ask a few questions, and then later in the week blocked out about 2-3 hours for my search. They were able to find 3 of the 4 pieces I was looking for, and with their permission I happily photographed the items I needed.... all were copies of the original manuscripts, sent either by the composer or his family. Since they are not published, the library staff allowed me to photograph them for study (I was very careful to ask!). I was able to get: Intonation, Fugue and Choral on the Name Dante Granato, Passacaille, and Les Sept Sceaux There were other works I wanted to see, but my narrow window of time only permitted me to access these 3. I hope to go again in the future and access some more scores (they have over 20 MILLION!). I certainly could spend at least a day or two looking for obscure music <chuckle> Best to all, - G (NB - A kind person from another forum also gave me contact details to Reveyron's family, so I can probably fill in the rest of my needs by contacting them)
  22. I'm proud to share this with you all: First piece from my concert (2 May) Celebrating 20 years as a professional church musician! Cheers, - G
  23. 2 May 2010 - Yours truly celebrates 20 years as a professional church musician with a 3 p.m. concert, sanctuary of Asbury United Methodist Church, 6101 University Ave, Madison, WI USA. Music by Buxtehude, Walther, Peeters, Orwig, Blin, Karg-Elert, Kern, Purdy, Joyce Jones, Walker. It's hard to believe I've been at this for 20 years (really 30+ if you count the fact that my father, pastor in a small church, began roping me into helping out with music at the age of 14-15!). Best to all, - G
  24. I have the Josef Doppelbauer Toccata und Fuge 'In memoriam Ravel.... it looks like a LOT of fun. I have a recording somewhere, I could dig it out if you are interested. Have you ever thought of Kropfreiter's Toccata Francese? Wonderful piece.
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