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    Fanfare for organ ... well not really

    I'm a big fan of this composer, shame he's fallen from favour. Here's a short score of a fanfare that would work well on the organ, especially before the minister gets up to give his/her/its sermon.
    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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    Looks delightful ... don't know about sermons in Australia, but most in my region or not worthy enough for such a fanfare.

    I know the organist plays (or used to) some improvised type of piece like this at St. Peter's (Rome) just before the homily.
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    Hi CT.
    It works for organ, yes. And one can split the left hand oct to pedal, adding some voices from the right hand to the left and end up with an original pipe organ music sheet.
    Also can be played on a theater organ adding these cymbals Bax written to pedal voices/stops and come closer to a fanfare.
    As I see it, it seems like a piece for improvisation after playin' the theme loudly.

    Thanks for the pdf !
    Panos

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    I've just printed it off and taking it to the organ where I work to put it through its paces...
    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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    I can imagine it would sound nice on the organ. I tried it on the piano, and it didn't sound too bad, but I think it isn't really suited to the piano.

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    I gave it a whirl on my organ's trumpet 8' and oboe 8' (together), with 16' + 8' on the pedal, the cymbal crashes I assigned to the pedal, of course, it's a lovely little piece and oh so Bax.
    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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    Hi guys !
    ..... You just put me in strong temptation to try it and record it with my new Paramount 310 theater (Wurlizer) organ set for HW3......and my time these days is limited....

    Panos

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    might also be a good gradual for the gospel reading too
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    Depends entirely on the gospel reading I guess, but if the mood is triumphant and jubilant, yes it would be perfect.
    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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