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The Ten Commandments For Organists


Guest Barry Williams
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Guest Barry Williams

Many years ago I nearly laughed out loud during a sermon whilst playing at Lewin Road Baptist Church.

 

Someone, (I think it was the then organist, Rodney Williams - no relation,) had pinned up the Ten Commandments for Organists. I remember these:

 

Thou shalt not unwrap thy caramels noisily during the prayers

Thou shalt not neglect the organ works of J S Bach as some ministers neglect the hymns of Charles Wesley

Thou shalt not play overlong voluntaries during the offertory, for the minister holds him not guiltless who keeps him waiting

with a heavy plate in his hands

 

Can anyone remember the rest please?

 

Barry Williams

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