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    Ripsnortin' Reger...

    A swashbuckling fugue whose melody never leaves my mind - As if on a perpetual feedback loop:

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj46pMT1SFU

    And the reverb in the Cathedral of Ulm makes this music so alive.
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    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

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    Nice link Corno Dolce.A breath taking Minster that is! Big reverb yes, it does exactly this, to help stick the escence of organ music deep in our harts.
    As for our minds.... our minds often play us nasty tricks, be aware....
    Let allways the hart speak!
    greetings from the greatest spiritual ancient city of them all, Athens
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    Thanks for the link. I enjoyed the performance.
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    Beautiful ... oh, to be able to play in such a wonderful place.

    Love all of Reger's organ works.
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    Hi GM Krummhorn,

    Indeedy, what an environment and privilege to play in. Have you heard Reger's piano concerto? It too thrills ones senses. Right now I'm fantasising about how a recording of Reger's big organ pieces played at St. Sulpice would sound like...

    Cheers,

    CD
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    One of my favorite pieces by Reger, and one that I can actually play is titled Benedictus - starts out very quietly then builds to tutti and reduces to pppp at the end.
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    Lars - not wishing to deflect from Reger, but I listen (often) to the wonderful "Come Sweet Death" played on the Wanamaker wonder ... just so I can hear the crescendo and decrescendo accomplished by stop pulling alone (not with the swell).
    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.
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    Hi David,
    I have a LP recording of Fox playing that piece on the Wanamaker ... I've played it a few times in years past for a Good Friday services at my church.
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    Hi CT64,

    Oh yes indeedy, the *Grand Crescendo/Decrescendo Choral* - A faint memory have I that Peter Conte *controls the drama* by a singularly furious piston-pushing. Nevertheless, the effect dazzles the mind.

    Cheers,

    CD
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Well indeed, one can pull this off if you have squillions of stops to choose from or at the very lest a good collection of stops in all dynamic ranges from whisper to thunder.
    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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