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    Question Jazz for organ

    Was at a lunchtime organ recital today in Edinburgh. Interesting varied programme - Buxtehude, Pachelbel, Bach, Vierne, Jehan Alain, and amongst them Liselotte Kunkel and Zsolt Gardonyi.

    Kunkel I had never heard of before, but here she is:
    http://www.iajo.org/iajofram.htm

    Interesting that she studied under Zsolt Gardonyi, whose 'Be thou my vision' I very much like. The composition of hers that was played was 'Ballade on Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier'.

    Anyone else heard of her?

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    Worth listening to. Thanks for the clip. Can you find any more

    teddy

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    At the risk of sounding redundant, if you want Jazz for organ then do check out Barbara Dennerlein on YouTube.
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

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    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    thanks for referring to my web site (iajo.org).
    I know Lieselotte personally. She has released some fine compositions, the scores are described on my website, see section sheet music/books.

    @Corno Dulce:
    if you like jazz on a pipe organ, pls have a look at my list of jazz organists (iajo.org -> section jazz on church organ.
    Barbara (we are friends since longtime) is certainly one of the great ones, but not the only one. Especially in Germany, there are many great organists to play jazz on pipe organs.

    Zsolt Gárdonyi: there is a very fine composition of him, called Mozart Changes. I highly recommend that to you. Scores released by Möseler Verlag Wolfenbüttel/Germany, M19498.

    Jürgen Wolf

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    Interesting site, though strangely enough could only access it through Google.

    Curious as to why Lieselotte's name is mostly spelt Liselotte, though it was on my the recital programme too as Lieselotte.

    Wondering how difficult Zsolt Gárdonyi's 'Mozart Changes' is? Any thoughts on that lupo9696?

    Am interested in finding (not too difficult) jazz for pipe organ that could be played in church. G's 'Be thou my vision' is still 'work in progress'.
    (Know nothing at all about Hammond organs. - Sorry!)
    Last edited by Nikam; Oct-30-2011 at 17:24. Reason: To add to first sentence.

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    you should use only www.iajo.org

    Frau Kunkel is written Liselotte, I have checked her partitions.
    Mozart Changes are n ot that easy. You should have a feeling for a jazzy rhythm, and there are typical jazz chords whioch could be unusual for pipe organists.

    Have a look at the list under the section Sheet music. But I believe, all jazz organ compositions are not easy.

    Jürgen Wolf

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    There must have been a 'gremlin' before as I could access your site perfectly just now. Thanks lupo9696 - and also for your opinion re difficulty level.

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    Hello Mr. Wolf,

    I have bookmarked your site - Its simply fabulous for a jazz organ connoisseur like me.

    BRAVO, dear sir.............

    CD
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

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    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Thank you dear Jurgen !
    I bookmarked also. GREAT SITE, sorry I didn't know earlier.

    Thank you also for having Hellenic jazz organ scene page showing Giorgos Kontrafouris !!! A long time friend of mine and one of the best. The strange thing is that from the moment he started to play only hammond we never managed to play together (organ-piano).....

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    Mozart Changes can be listend to on YouTube
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykn3CCy82E8

    or

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73Fk7LxTZPc

    Enjoy it!

    Best
    Jürgen

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    Thank you Jurgen. A lovely piece

    teddy

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    Ditto! Difficult to hear the beginning though as it begins so quietly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupo9696 View Post
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    Mozart Changes are n ot that easy. You should have a feeling for a jazzy rhythm, and there are typical jazz chords whioch could be unusual for pipe organists.

    Have a look at the list under the section Sheet music. But I believe, all jazz organ compositions are not easy.

    Jürgen Wolf
    Zsolt Gardonyi's 'Mozart Changes' arrived today, along with his 'Ten Chorale Improvisations' which I decided to order also. Some enjoyable practice time ahead!

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    the piece begins in fact at a very low level. Gardonyi prescribes "flute 4' only". That's the reason.

    I'd like to draw your attention to another fine composer of jazzy organ music: Johannes Matthias Michel. He is organist in Mannheim/Germany.
    Michel has released some sheet music, one of these is "Swing Five".
    You can listen to it at Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpgiv...eature=related

    The scores are published at Strube Edition 3183 (Drei Jazz-Praeludien)
    also available "Das Swing- & Jazz-Orgelbüchlein" (organ booklet) Vol 1+2 with a lot of choral preludes.

    Jürgen

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    Thanks for the link Jürgen. Bit too jazzy for me, though it's enjoyable to listen to. Awfully 'affected' playing by the organist though.

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