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Two fine finds this morning on Youtube.

 

-BWV 543 by Chorzempa. This is the best interpretation I know !

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZRLkdPnpiQ...feature=related

 

-The same by Gehrard Weinberger. Not worth Chorzempa, BUT....

played upon one of the very best "Bach organs" we still have,

that is, Joachim Wagner's tremendous achievment in Angermünde

in 1742:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqoaGTlgex0

 

 

So now the solution for a recording firm is obvious. Take Mr Chorzempa,

and have him playing the Wagner organ. The result will be THE reference...

 

Pierre

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Acoustic's a bit swimmy, but phwooar! (Well, I though so.) The organ so suits this beautiful building.

 

Do I hear the Bombarde Basse at the end? It's been reported on here before that the bottom octave of that stop is now electronic, but this sounds more like the earthquake I remember from the quinted pipes - or is it just distortion?

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Acoustic's a bit swimmy, but phwooar! (Well, I though so.) The organ so suits this beautiful building.

 

Do I hear the Bombarde Basse at the end? It's been reported on here before that the bottom octave of that stop is now electronic, but this sounds more like the earthquake I remember from the quinted pipes - or is it just distortion?

 

 

One of my fav. CDs is Gerre Hancock - including an improvised full organ symphony here - JAV - you get an earfull or two of the 64 and all the rest!

 

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Tremendous fun! Where can I get the score? I detected a bit of John Williams' influence there - Superman particularly. Tnanks for posting this.

 

Peter

 

Will the St Peter's organ do all those string and timp. noises though?

 

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Probably not - I'll get the choir to turn up with kazoos and comb and paper.

 

This, however, seems a bit OTT:

 

 

 

P

 

That's showbusiness folks. Rodgers have promoted their products in this fashion over a long period, simply updating as necessary! Clearly designed to appeal to the general public rather than the liturgical organist.

 

Good luck with the kazoos.

 

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Too beautiful for words:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiMnLsJK-qk...feature=channel

 

This thrills too:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtcM5Q4Kf5g&feature=channel" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtcM5Q4Kf5g...feature=channel</a>

 

Ian, thank you for posting these. As you say, too beautiful for words.

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The Passacaglia in E-Moll from Reger, played by Gerd Zacher at the Essen-Werden

Walcker (pneumatic, original 1907 state) organ, with a video of Dunnotar, Scotland:

 

 

One of my preffered players for Reger !

 

Pierre

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This one is perhaps more interesting for the information than the music:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLXEdo5H6kk...feature=related

 

However, it does seem to imply that Washington National Cathedral will be restoring and keeping their existing instrument, in addition to building a new classical, mechanical action organ in the west gallery.

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Hi all

 

For various reasons, I haven't been "on board" for a while, and I therefore apologise if these have already been posted somewhere in the preceding 22 pages. Interesting transcriptions of organ music for another medium:

 

Widor's ubiquitous Toccata

(Only the first 4:30 of 7:18; remainder apparently blank)

 

Toccata from the Suite Gothique

 

Rgds

MJF

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Hi all

 

For various reasons, I haven't been "on board" for a while, and I therefore apologise if these have already been posted somewhere in the preceding 22 pages. Interesting transcriptions of organ music for another medium:

 

Toccata from the Suite Gothique

 

Rgds

MJF

 

First time I've heard that with the tuba on all the way through!!!!

I am almost convinced there IS an organ lurking in there somewhere....listen to the last 4 big chords with the volume turned up.....

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First time I've heard that with the tuba on all the way through!!!!

I am almost convinced there IS an organ lurking in there somewhere....listen to the last 4 big chords with the volume turned up.....

 

 

Just goes to show why they are the best brass band around. Superb.

 

P

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