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    The Oldest Playable Organ in the World in Sion Switzerland

    First of a 3 part series freom Diane Bish's Joy of Music series. Educational. Enjoy even if you do not like DB playing.

    http://youtu.be/iDjZFvNaxlM
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    Thanks Bill. Strange choice of music though.

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    Hi Bill,
    Thanks for this, I was about to post about this organ too !!! seems that somehow we communicate from a distance my friend !! :-D
    DB plays great. The Frescobaldi one is super. I was in Sion and touched it a bit back in 1989......... I just love this "little" organ.

    Here's what I had in mind to post :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtWXt...layer_embedded

    Strangely I cannot find a free score of Hoffheimer's Salve Regina..... why I wonder....
    *It's like a fight with women, which always ends in .... bed.*
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    Amazing to hear an instrument as old as this one ... and in complete working order and tune to boot. Obviously it's cared for quite meticulously.

    Nice to hear the contrast in music selections from the hymns and to the period music that it is suite best for.

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    Part 2 has some interesting information about the organ, plus the period music that Kh mentions.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxwZTfILJDA&feature=related


    Last edited by Nikam; Apr-12-2012 at 11:35. Reason: Couldn't get rid of underlining on additional comment, hence post below.

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    Good link from Ghekorg that leads to others too. Thanks Panos. How amazing to have actually played on it too!
    Last edited by Nikam; Apr-12-2012 at 11:34.

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    Hi Nikam :-)
    Thanks

    This organ is suitable for other type of works too. At least so they say...
    Here :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XApoH...layer_embedded

    I think it sounds great !
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