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    Ugly or not ugly ?

    Hello
    An organist asked me forr this a variation on "Ode à la joie", but I have not the feeling because I do not like very much Beethoven, I prefer baroque music. Personally I am not satisfied with my work and find it ugly. Do you agree? Should I put all these notes in the trash or is someone interested anyway?

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    Musicalis,

    I do not agree - I like it very much. It most certainly is not ugly, and to my ears it sounds very Musicalis, and not Beethoven. :-)

    Analogicus

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    Jean-Paul... Excellent job..Great developement of the theme as well as variations thereof.. I enjoyed it very much.. Sounds like it would take alittle work to play it however. Make a great concert/recital piece and is not for the adverage organist I think... Sounds like a 3-4 manual organ or one with alot of pistons needed to perform. I like your registration for this piece also.... Definately a great addition to your many well written compositions. DO NOT TRASH IT !!!!!!if you feel you must as is your right..email me a copy first..... Thanks. Bill
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    Hi J-Paul,

    For a man who does "not like very much Beethoven", this work is a great "Ode to Joy" and I think Ol' Ludwig would be proud of the work you have done with his original theme.

    Well done ... and although not for the faint of heart performer, it does have its place as part of your great contributions to organ music.

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    Jean-Paul...I very much enjoyed listening to your variations. I agree that it would make an excellent recital piece or perhaps to be played at the conclusion of a service. It should definetly NOT be trashed but made available to those who would wish to have a copy.
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    Thanks to all of you for the messages.

    Here is a link to the score. Included all informations about the registration I use.
    You will see I use 8 general preset combinations and play only on Great. If you play also on Swell you can use less presets.
    The pedal part is hard but I was asked a difficult pedal part.
    The organ is not a great organ, it is Sancta Magdalena. I have recorded the piece with the free edition of Haupwerk-4 so even if it sounds great the polyphony is under 256 notes.
    I do not use special couplers, only Sw/Gr, Gr/P and Sw/P.
    Memory requirement of the sample set is <1.1 Gb.

    Friendly yours. Jean-Paul

    Music is my placebo

    Please visit my channel and web site to hear the music I compose
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    Really enjoyed that Jean Paul, as I expected. Please keep doing what you do so well

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    Jean Paul, my lovely friend - beautiful as always.
    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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    Thanks for the PDF file..I enjoyed listening again while following the pdf file.yes that pedal part is far harder than it sounded..perhaps needs a stronger registration at times.
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
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    Bill

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