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    A box of tricks

    A dear friend of mine died last year (cancer, dreadful) and she left me a box of organ music, which I've only just started going through. I'd quite forgotten what it was like to be a "kid in a candy store" ... David
    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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    Hope the "kid in the candy store" finds some Tuneful Delights.
    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.

    If it sounds good; it is good

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    "Tuneful Delights" - Hear, here............
    *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-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *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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    I have been the recipient of such "gifts" in years past ... being an organist with a good library of my own, I found many duplicates of stuff I already had, but always found something special and usually out of print, which makes it a huge find.

    Yes, it is so much like visiting the candy store for a kid ... it's an exciting time exploring through the mystery boxes. Have fun with it, David.

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    It is a thrill to receive such a gift. I am sure she thought you would put it to good use.
    ....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.

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    A few months ago I was given a pile of organ music by a neighbour. It had been her father's and while I am grateful and have found just a couple of books that I might use, most of it is in a really poor state due to age. Trouble is, I feel guilty throwing it out, so this music pile is now residing on the floor of the garage. Anyone care to ease my conscience by telling me it is okay to bin it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikam View Post
    . . . Trouble is, I feel guilty throwing it out, so this music pile is now residing on the floor of the garage. Anyone care to ease my conscience by telling me it is okay to bin it?
    Donate it to a Charity Shop or Thrift Store ... there are people who will buy this stuff. The thrift (charity) store where I work has people coming in every day looking for music just like you describe - it sells like hotcakes. Some frame them and put them up on walls as decorations in restaurants or pubs ... or at home even - and yes, even non-musical people will buy this stuff.

    You may also be able to donate it to your university music library (if they are interested in that sort of thing). Our local university has a huge music library of mostly out of print music - it's been a very valuable resource for me when I'm looking for a specific organ piece.

    I feel like it's almost sacrilege to bin old music like this ... but have done so if the copy is so worn out or is crumbling with age to the point where it can't be restored.
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    Nikam, I second KH's motion.
    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.

    If it sounds good; it is good

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    I third KH's motion.............
    *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-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *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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    I also favor this move Lars suggested. In fact I think we all should donate unused items to thrift stores..many poor as well others use these stores as a mean to get buy or seek out unusal items.. and goes to a good cause.
    ....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.

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    The Three Musketeers - thank you! You've won! My journey with the pile will be to a charity shop!

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