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    Amazing repertoire advice

    Now this is truly wonderful and some of his descriptions had me snorting with laughter (as an example concerning Vierne piece: Naiades - Don't waste time trying to work out a decent fingering. There isn't one. Just because it's quiet doesn't mean that it isn't absolutely impossible).

    Also - very useful for beginner organists like myself.

    http://www.whiteheath.demon.co.uk/cs...epertoire.html
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Yes, very amusing and refreshingly realistic! I'm intrigued by Edward Elgar's "Vesper Voluntaries". Has anyone else come across these?

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    Not sure how many he wrote - but here's one of them.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    here's the incredible and I mean incredible "In memory of the Titanic". A rather insane looking piece of music WELL beyond my skills. Anyone know of any recordings?
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    And under the heading "Ten Pieces to avoid at all costs" Vierne's Naides (obviously Ms Weir DID work out a decent fingering!!).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29ziSIsqwNk

    And the music is attached
    Last edited by Contratrombone64; Jan-13-2010 at 01:50.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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