davidh Posted November 27, 2008 Share Posted November 27, 2008 I imagine that in most European countries there are churches with poor organs, poor choirs, poor congregational singing, incompetent organists (I am one, but try not to play when anyone else might be listening), good organists who occasionally have an off day, poor choice of music to perform, and poor improvisations. Of course there are many excellent counter-examples to each of these as well. I have noticed several dismissive references on this forum to the music of Dutch protestants, and to "koraalbewerking" as a musical form. My experience of music in Holland, although limited, has led me to believe that in many places the standards are extremely high. Some chorale variations aren't works of genius, but others are little gems. If enjoying Dutch protestant music is a sign of musical immaturity, I plead guilty. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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