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    Westminster

    Now this is a piece I'm very fond of and an amazing filming, especially the views of the swell box.

    Enjoy, it's a perfect tempo for this piece, too. IMHO.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU4yv...eature=related
    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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    I fully agree.. well done performance.
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    Superb performance ... very nice and judicious use of the swell shoes, and nice to see the swell shades, and the regulator recovering at the end, too.

    Excellent tempo - too many take this piece at a break neck speed, but this organists was absolutely perfect.
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    Lars - you are spot on about the tempo, too rushed and it just misses the point. I must crawl about inside my wonderful Pymble Ladies' College organ and see if I can't get some photos (especially of the swell open).
    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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    Certainly a very nicely produced video and an excellent performance there, but I'll confess to being not as sold on the tempi as some of you. It was a little inconsistent in places, and the tempo of the re-cap near the end was faster than his opening tempo. Still, I was listening on the craptop speakers, so I should probably give it another go on something a little better. It's a marvellous sounding instrument too (even on the craptop speakers!) and an attractive console - must find out more about it.

    The shot of the nave at the end looked strikingly similar to the interior (as I remember it anyway) of Uppsala Cathedral in Sweden.

    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn
    nice to see the swell shades, and the regulator recovering at the end, too.
    Great description!
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