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A very happy Christmas, everyone.

 

All together now:

 

On the first day of Christmas

The weather gave to me

A cipher on middle C!

 

On the second day of Christmas

The weather gave to me

Two dead keys,

And a cipher on middle C!

 

On the third day of Christmas

The weather gave to me

Three weak springs,

Two dead keys,

And a cipher on middle C!

 

On the fourth day of Christmas

The weather gave to me

Four bellows leaks,

Three weak springs,

Two dead keys,

And a cipher on middle C!

 

On the fifth day of Christmas

The weather gave to me

Five howling reeds,

Four bellows leaks,

Three weak springs,

Two dead keys,

And a cipher on middle C!

 

On the sixth day of Christmas

The weather gave to me

Six dodgy contacts,

Five howling reeds,

Four bellows leaks,

Three weak springs,

Two dead keys,

And a cipher on middle C!

 

On the seventh day of Christmas

The weather gave to me

Seven sluggish pistons,

Six dodgy contacts,

Five howling reeds,

Four bellows leaks,

Three weak springs,

Two dead keys,

And a cipher on middle C!

 

On the eighth day of Christmas

The weather gave to me

Eight pallets clacking,

Seven sluggish pistons,

Six dodgy contacts,

Five howling reeds,

Four bellows leaks,

Three weak springs,

Two dead keys,

And a cipher on middle C!

 

On the ninth day of Christmas

The weather gave to me

Nine sliders sticking,

Eight pallets clacking,

Seven sluggish pistons,

Six dodgy contacts,

Five howling reeds,

Four bellows leaks,

Three weak springs,

Two dead keys,

And a cipher on middle C!

 

On the tenth day of Christmas

The weather gave to me

Ten stoppers slipping,

Nine sliders sticking,

Eight pallets clacking,

Seven sluggish pistons,

Six dodgy contacts,

Five howling reeds,

Four bellows leaks,

Three weak springs,

Two dead keys,

And a cipher on middle C!

 

On the eleventh day of Christmas

The weather gave to me

Eleven pipes collapsing,

Ten stoppers slipping,

Nine sliders sticking,

Eight pallets clacking,

Seven sluggish pistons,

Six dodgy contacts,

Five howling reeds,

Four bellows leaks,

Three weak springs,

Two dead keys,

And a cipher on middle C!

 

On the twelfth day of Christmas,

The weather gave to me

Twelve broken trackers,

Eleven pipes collapsing,

Ten stoppers slipping,

Nine sliders sticking,

Eight pallets clacking,

Seven sluggish pistons,

Six dodgy contacts,

Five howling reeds,

Four bellows leaks,

Three weak springs,

Two dead keys,

And a cipher on middle C!

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A very happy Christmas, everyone.

 

All together now:

 

Brilliant!

 

By the end of the third carol service yesterday evening our organ was sounding less asthmatic and rather more terminally emphysematous, necessitating impromptu transpositions and trying to remember which notes from the previous hymn had or hadn't worked when playing the next one. But we made it through. Perhaps in the New Year our true loves will find fit to fund its desperately needed restoration, though to be fair it celebrates its centenary in 2011 and has never had any mechanical changes since its installation, a tribute to Hill's pneumatic actions.

 

A very blessed Christmas to all.

 

Contrabombarde

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It's not often I rock with laughter....I often rock, but that's probably something else......

 

Anyways, I think this is the funniest thing I've heard played on the organ; classical or theatre organ et al.

 

The word genius springs to mind, but maybe it's just absolute virtuosity and professionalism from Richard Elliot at the Mormon Tabernacle.

 

 

Brilliant!

 

MM

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It's not often I rock with laughter....I often rock, but that's probably something else......

 

Anyways, I think this is the funniest thing I've heard played on the organ; classical or theatre organ et al.

 

The word genius springs to mind, but maybe it's just absolute virtuosity and professionalism from Richard Elliot at the Mormon Tabernacle.

 

 

Brilliant!

 

MM

 

 

I played his 'I SAW 3 SHIPS' after our carols this year. Available here.

 

A

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I played his 'I SAW 3 SHIPS' after our carols this year. Available here.

 

A

 

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Well, it's nice to know that someone's technique isn't all at sea!! :blink:

 

Although I hate the sea, I like ships, but I don't think I'll be learning it in the near future. I just have visions of "Titanic" and the sinking of the "Turpitz" as well as long, lonely hours in freezing cold places.

 

This reminds me of the time I entered what appeared to be a deserted office building, and just to check, I called out, "Hello, is this the Marie Celeste?"

 

A sole voice came from out of the darkness, "No, there was a dog aboard that!" :lol:

 

MM

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