DHM Posted April 3, 2013 Share Posted April 3, 2013 An acquaintance has asked me to throw out a rather mischievous little idea to see what kind of reactions it might get from this esteemed community. There are some who think that the organ has little or no long-term future, and that church organists are a dying breed. Others would strongly disagree with those gloomy predictions. Most church organists are talented and dedicated. Many can be very creative in their liturgical playing (e.g. "Happy Birthday" to the Dean, woven into the Gospel procession, or a 5-part fugue on "Men of Harlech" when a Welsh regiment visits to celebrate an important anniversary - you know the kind of thing I mean). But many are also too often taken for granted, under-valued and under-appreciated. It has been suggested that, on a particular Sunday in the not-too-distant future, following a certain event, organists might be "let off the leash", as it were, and allowed the freedom to be a little more "creative" than usual and congregations be given the opportunity to show their appreciation more than they might normally do. This would be given extensive media coverage. "Organists Behaving Badly Sunday". What do you think? Too irreverent, or a great opportunity? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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