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    the worst sounding organ works....

    What is the most messed up organ piece you've heard?

    To me, one of them is Petr Eben's Faust for Organ. I would listen to this if I were in a goofy mood.

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    Anything by Torsten Nilsson - Although, maybe they can be listened to if in an "altered" mind state, ergo, under the influence of quaaludes - Not something I ever want to try........
    *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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    You could try listening to some Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. He wrote three symphonies for organ. Do not expect them to be in the same style as those by Vierne or Widor, though - these will be a real shock to the system.

    It is probably not a good idea to listen to them if you are feeling depressed, either....

    Pierre Cochereau rocked, man.

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    It seems his 2nd Symphony for organ lasts about 8 hours!

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    Oh yes, Sorabji's first two symphonies I have heard - Yes, they are a challenge to the senses, but I do also find his music very interesting.......Dear Nikam, Sorabji's Symphonic Variations for piano(KSS59) runs for over 9 (NINE) hours. I have a copy of that manuscript and am trying to score it with Finale - To say it is daunting is an understatement of the first order.
    *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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    Quote Originally Posted by Corno Dolce View Post
    Oh yes, Sorabji's first two symphonies I have heard - Yes, they are a challenge to the senses, but I do also find his music very interesting.......Dear Nikam, Sorabji's Symphonic Variations for piano(KSS59) runs for over 9 (NINE) hours. I have a copy of that manuscript and am trying to score it with Finale - To say it is daunting is an understatement of the first order.
    Have to ask ...... why?

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    The way Sorabji writes the score in question is utterly confusing - a real pain in the neck - Besides, I'm not the sharpest tool in the box in re to arranging, orchestrating, composing and the like - its more like "decomposing" in re to yours truly
    *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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    Sorabji is a new one to me. I'll have to look him up.

    About P. Eben... there is one piece of his that I like. Moto Ostinato. It makes more sense than the Faust, and it's intense. It also has a mid-1970s to early-'80s New York feel to it.

    Thanks for the input, peoples. Is there more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilingvox View Post
    Sorabji is a new one to me. I'll have to look him up.


    Thanks for the input, peoples. Is there more?

    Stick around - there's plenty more.............
    *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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    Sounds like it is a good thing I am not familiar with them. LOL
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    In the early 90s, I found a recording of the organ at Le Havre Cathedral of some esoteric pieces. There was one piece that was meant to be played with the draw knobs pulled out halfway, effectively reducing the wind pressure to the registration. For this reason, to this day, it's still one of the worst pieces I've heard. It sounded like severe depression, or even death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilingvox View Post
    In the early 90s, I found a recording of the organ at Le Havre Cathedral of some esoteric pieces. There was one piece that was meant to be played with the draw knobs pulled out halfway, effectively reducing the wind pressure to the registration. For this reason, to this day, it's still one of the worst pieces I've heard. It sounded like severe depression, or even death.
    Let me guess - "Nanotonal Music"
    *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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    Quote Originally Posted by smilingvox View Post
    Sorabji is a new one to me. I'll have to look him up. ....
    Personally, I would not bother. There is plenty of more accessible music - and, dare I say, more worthy music.
    Pierre Cochereau rocked, man.

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    I wouldn't bother either were it not for the sheer novelty and weirdness of Sorabji's oeuvres.
    *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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    Quote Originally Posted by Corno Dolce View Post
    Let me guess - "Nanotonal Music"
    I sort of have an understanding of this kind of music, but I'm not seeing a connection (sorry to put a damper on your laughter).

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