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    Admiral of Fugues Contratrombone64's Avatar
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    Matt - love it very much. You are a very fine organist. Hope you get to come to Sydney one day, I'd love to show you the TC Lewis where I work and let you have a nice long play.

    The Arvo Part work I've heard before - I love it, very much.

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    Wonderful works, Matt ... beautiful playing, too. Very much enjoyed the Brahms selection and the instrument it was played on.
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    Many thanks for your flatteringly kind words CT and Krummhorn.

    I used to have a nice disc of Arvo Part organ pieces but regretably it was amongst the bunch that was stolen and it was before the days of "ripping" and "mp3-ing." The opening ostinato in the score actually calls for the blower to be switched off to affect a descrescendo (of sorts) but because it was not doable with that organ, I opted - as you can hear of course - for a stop decrescendo. Musically, I feel it works better anyway and I did the same thing on the wonderful Town Hall instrument several months later (I was also happy to discover that I'd apparently given the piece it's first Australian public performance!). The Pilgrim organ, despite having had so many different hands in it, is a supremely versatile instrument, I mean, how could it not be with that specification eh?

    The St Peter's organ is very English (housed in a very English building, the closest we have to European acoustics in this benighted city) but handles surprisingly well a good deal of the repertoire. Have always loved those Brahms Chorale Preludes, but never more so than when I got to play a couple of them for Daniel Roth on the St Sulpice organ which was both and (not to mention )
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    Hi To All !
    My God what I was missing here !! I just saw the post....

    I 'll download all of these works now to eagerly listen to them ! I just got with me in Skopelos only the Toccata (565) recorded in my own "Greek"(as rightly David called) VPorgan and completed, I didn't manage to finnish the fuga when in Athens (I have some issues with my left hand/ped in a few bars I have to workout), so I can upload it in a day or two here (I have to compress from wav to mp3).

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    Hi again !

    GREAT performances from all of you my friends !
    I did a cd with all your attachments and called it "MIMF ORGANISTS BEST" and I'll always have it with me.

    Just to add a little to your efforts I send you my trials & progress in BWV596 played in my...."Greek" composite VPOrgan (Italo-Dutch pipes in a British Cathedral..). I still work on Fugue & final part....

    Hope you enjoy it

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    Lovely sound for a VPO. At the risk of being pedantic though, does it count as "your local pipe organ" if you can actually take it with you?! (Still, I guess it doesn't get much more local than that!).

    What sort of controller keyboards are driving it by the way?
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    Very nice sound from your vpo. I thought the "Largo e piccato" was composed by Wilhelm Fredemann Bach. At least my copy of this piece edited by Dr. William C. Carl in a collection" Ecclesiae Organum" states. Nice playing also Panos
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    Thanks Bill and Soubasse !

    This is Vivaldi's concerto grosso in Dm as trascribed for the organ by JSBach, my source is Breithoff & Haertel edition of Concertos, Passacaglia and Fantasias. There are many infos in this edition , even photos of the original manuscripts. I tried to play the allegro reading JSBach's manuscript...Madness

    Considering we (Ntalikieris666 & me) are in Athens and getting to the real thing is difficult - not even think of recording with.. - I believe you can allow us to send our efforts with our digital/VP organs...

    Nevertheless I discovered, there's a union or something like that of the pipe organ friends/fans and they organize some concerts in the German Lutheran Church in Athens (!). I'll go in September and see what's goin' on and what kinda organ is there. From what I hear is one with left and right position of the pipes and having the console in the middle. Of course I'll send photos
    I only know the one(tracker) I played in the Anglican Church of St.Paul, the one in St.Denis Catholic and the BIG one at the Athens Megaron (see Nick's photo in his profile).Must be another one in the Evangelist Church too.

    So, yes my "Greek" composite is very.."Local" short of speak, indeed resident of our living room in the center of Athens - see the photo.
    Is the best I can do for the time being and I tell you is hard playing with these pedal sticks ! : on the other hand I fantasise I play with one of the old organs witch had these sticks for pedalboard. Also one of my composite components is Brescia St.Carlo 1600 Antegniatti organ witch has excactly 20 notes pedalboard as my toaster.Very conveniant

    I believe Nick & me have things to do in the forthcomming winter...

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    Sorry I forgot to upload in my previous post...
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    Looks very nice, Panos. But don't you mind the fact that one keyboard is "shifted" against the other?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat View Post
    Looks very nice, Panos. But don't you mind the fact that one keyboard is "shifted" against the other?

    It's kinda odd - Japaneese thinkin' of right hand plays more treble that the left... - but this is what I got... I have to work with what's best around

    I dream of this beutiful HW3ect dedicated console....some day...who knows..

    On the other hand I can transpose things in my VPOs, like managing to get the upper C2 lower key note to sound as C1 and have two identical 49 keyboards, or leaving things as they are I can have the 5th (treble) octave of a 61 key swell and get some echoes arrangments in some works...
    The problem is when I have to play left hand in the upper manual and the work needs the left hand to play above C3.... then I end up with my hands hard crossed Thank god I don't have to cross my feet also !
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    Here are some pieces from my Junior recital for my Bachelor degree, on the organ where I work.

    Vierne's Symphony No.2: I. Allegro, III. Scherzo

    Widor's Symphony No.6: V. Finale

    all found here http://soundcloud.com/stoda/sets/junior-recital The organ was going through some "seasonal changes" at the time but you'll get the feel for the instrument and the space!

    Great to hear you all play!

    Stephen
    Last edited by Stoda; Aug-11-2010 at 01:51.

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    Very Impressive Stephen. Love the big,fullsound of the instrument too. Thanks for link
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    Fantastic stuff Stephen! Excellent playing and a great sound from the organ too in what sounds like highly sympathetic acoustics. Where is this by the way? Are you able to point us in the direction of a stoplist? (Time for me to look at some more Vierne now!)
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    Great playing, Stephen ... and a wonderful sounding instrument, too!! Just enough natural building acoustical presence to make it very enjoyable listening.

    I've always had a liking and great respect for the music of Vierne.
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