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    More toccatas

    Dubois, played at York Minster



    Gigout at St Sulpice

    Cheers MIKE.

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    Great listening.. 2 of my favorite pieces as well as great organs.
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
    - Jean Langlais

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    Thanks for the links Mike.

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    Thank you Mike for those two exciting performances. I especially liked the Dubois at York Minster. What a wonderful sounding organ. I seem to recall reading recently that Francis Jackson who is in his early 90's still plays the occasional recital.
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    Cheers MIKE.

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    For anyone that dares to sample it there is a version of BWV 565 in the crossover forum under the heading "Yes it's that toccata"
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetmike View Post
    Thank you Mike. It is pleasing to see that he has received the honors he so richly deserves. I believe I have a vinyl recording of him at York Minster. Will have to hunt it up.
    The only reason for time is to prevent everything from happening at once - Albert Einstein

    You know you have reached Middle Age when it takes you longer to rest up than it did to get tired.

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    Egads!!! All these Bloomin' Toccatas........Crikey!!!!!!!!


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    You can listen to 2 toccatas in the T. Pallesco's website recorded by the composer himself (mp3 files).
    Kevin Bowyer has performed several times his "Toccata and fugue in C# (do#)", in UK (Glasgow and London).
    I think he has written his "Toccata in D (ré)" when he was very young because it sounds a little like Louis Vierne, sometimes. The Toccata in C# sounds much more contemporary !

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    On Youtube, you can listen to two contemporary french Toccatas, Duruflé's and Guillou's ones. I like very much these toccatas. I have forgotten "Christ a vaincu la mort" written by Thierry Pallesco ; we can read "Toccata" as second title (not on Youtube but on Pallesco's bebsite in english).

    Always in the french version of Thierry Pallesco's website (page "index" editorial) you can see some advices to care much the contemporary music (only good one, not calculated/intellectual one) ! If I have got the time, I will translate you if you want, but it's long and it will not be easy for me and my poor english...

    Solorgan

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    Here some lesser known Toccatas:

    Daniel Gawthrop: http://youtu.be/9ot00RFvUGs
    Ernest Halsey: http://youtu.be/09ZJ7RwzkP8
    Grimoaldo Macchia: http://youtu.be/a71UAgEu6r0
    Todd Kendall: http://youtu.be/EDhPSurquxs

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    Finnking: I believe I have heard you play these except for Halsey on your youtube site. Enjoyed them and always your playing.
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
    - Jean Langlais

    I wish you the Best for each day, now and always.

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by wljmrbill View Post
    Finnking: I believe I have heard you play these except for Halsey on your youtube site. Enjoyed them and always your playing.
    Getting old.. I did listen you perform the Halsey a week ago.. They are well worth listening too many times. Like that shirt you are wearing too.
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
    - Jean Langlais

    I wish you the Best for each day, now and always.

    Bill

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