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    amusing preludes / postludes

    Hi there,

    Just wondering what you have all done in the past for amusing preludes / postludes?.

    I don't suppose anyone has done anything on the theme to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang have they? - it's a bit of an in joke with our Curate and it would be great to disguise this piece of music in a postlude.

    Childish, maybe - but then that's me
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    Hi my friend
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in pre/postlude may be fun, but i do not know this music. can you send the score, I like challenges.
    Jean-Paul
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    The last time April 1st (April Fools Day) fell on a Sunday, I did a couple spoofs on music during the service. Actually played a very reverent version of I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandee during communion. Only one parishioner, besides the pastor, caught on to what I was doing.

    For that same Sunday, I played the theme song from Leave It To Beaver, a popular TV family show in the US in the early 60's.

    At some Christmas Eve services for part of the prelude music, I have employed such ditties as Frosty the Snowman, I'm Dreaming of a White Xmas, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

    I've yet to be ex-communicated from the church ... being the long term organist at my present church (29 years and counting) I can virtually get away with most anything. They (the congregation) actually expects is from me, knowing that I will deliberately push the envelope as far a possible.
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    I'd love to hear a couple of John Lewis's compositions and/or arrangements for the Modern Jazz Quartet arranged for organ, maybe tone down some of the more swinging and syncopated passages. Tunes like Django, or Bag's Groove spring to mind.

    If I could get a score or a MIDI file I might run it through Finalé and feed it to GrandOrgue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by musicalis View Post
    Hi my friend
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in pre/postlude may be fun, but i do not know this music. can you send the score, I like challenges.
    Jean-Paul
    Hi Jean-Paul,
    I have found the music as a digital download, but how do I then get it to you?
    When I buy it, can I then send it onto you for you to then compose from?
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