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    Some Renaissance works from IMSLP

    Having spent best part of a day trawling through IMSLP renaissance list and downloading ones that looked or sounded interesting (got to the end of the B's) I started importing MIDI files to Finale, after a few edits I saved the following

    Toccata per Organo by one Vincenzo Bellhaver

    Bellhaver_Toccata_Organo.pdf

    toccatavb.mid

    Looks like a good finger exerciser! Would the addition of a pedal line improve things? Sounds like there might still be a couple of bum notes too.
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Interesting work ... the organ pedalboard in that era grew out of the need to sustain drone notes. Fluent pedaling was, therefore, impossible.
    The first pedal keyboards had only a few notes, and the 'action' that was used was a simply pull down lever attached to the manual keys.

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    Next William Byrd "Earle of Salisbury" downloaded as a brass quintet, (2xTpt, Horn, Tbn, and Tuba) now arranged for Organ, quite like this one, I'll try doing a recording on G.O., Midi & PDF files attached

    BYRDEofS.mid

    BYRDEofS.pdf

    I've sussed how to combine 2 staves from the original score in Finalé, copy "top line" to treble in new blank score sheet, transfer second line to layer 2, on the new score select "show 2nd layer only" then paste second line, repeat for lines 3&4 pasting to bass, 5th line to pedal.

    Took me a while to figure the necessary transpositions from various brass (Bb, F and Eb?) to the organ score, had to do it by ear, can anybody quote me the different correct transpositions please, or point me to a URL with the information?
    Last edited by Dorsetmike; Nov-12-2014 at 18:41.
    Cheers MIKE.

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    The Bellhaver sounds like a finger excercise - and nothing more. I wouldn't bore my audiences with such pieces. That includes Frescobaldi's and Froberger's Toccatas and other similar stuff.
    Last edited by FinnViking; Nov-12-2014 at 21:56.
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    Valentin Bakfark, Fantasia in G No 9, I suspect originally for Lute, score downloaded as brass Quartet, now "organised!"

    bakfant9.mid

    bakfant9.pdf

    The reason for attaching .mid files is for those that wish to import to notation software (or have a quick listen), PDFs for printing.
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Adriano Banchieri (1568-1634) Confetemini Deo, arranged from brass quintet score, MP3 from Grand Orgue

    Banchconf.pdf

    Banchconf.mid

    Banchconf.mp3
    Cheers MIKE.

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