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    Rondo in G Major by John Bull

    Selection 9 at the Organ Dedication Anniversary Concert performed by Kimo Smith on the 127-rank Casavant Freres pipe organ at Loma Linda University Church in Loma Linda, California on November 8, 2014.

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    Much prefer that piece played slower, sounds like the performers are trying to set a speed record
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Years ago I was afforded the opportunity to actually play this particular organ ... not for a concert though.

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    I bet that was great fun too. Sure it sounds better in person.
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
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    It did. The great division was most interesting. Its layout had all the taller pipes in front and the shorter ones (mixtures, etc) were at the back, allowing all pipes to sound as though they were speaking at the same time. We all know that larger pipes take a bit more time to produce sound than a pipe the size of a pencil will.

    But it is a nearly dead room ... high ceilings but with lots of carpet.

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    Shame..that carpet is pretty but not good for organs/music for sure. Always amazes me when the rich folks donate large amounts of money for good instruments and want the church to be pretty with cushioned seats and carpeted floors.. almost waste their money..
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
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    Good point, Bill. I grew up in a church with wooden pews. It was fine because we only sat during the readings, sermon, and prayer times. My home church in California had wonderful acoustics ... then someone decided that the people could no longer endure sitting for 15 minutes at a time on a wooden pew, and then they installed pads. The acoustics went from an honest 3 seconds reverb to 1/2 second instantly. Bummer.

    My present church has Saltillo tile on all the floor areas except for the aisles. Good! There are also padded pews. Bad! Good thing is that the acoustics don't really change much whether the church is empty or full as people then take up the space of the covered pews. But it's still a dead room - maybe a quarter second at most, and that is reduced to zero when they put up wall banners.

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