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    Farewell, Panos!

    Yesterday, our community lost one of its most faithful contributors, Panos Ghekas. I cannot think of a time that he did not respond to any question posted on this forum. He helped in any way he could. Rest in peace, my friend!
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    Very sad to hear this news. May he rest in peace

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    Many fond memories of working together! Lots of cheerful e-mail conversations always with a joyful, sharing spirit. Thanks for all! Rest in peace.

    Lars P

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    The jOrgan community is also in mourning, as we also have lost a great encourager and contributor. Let us find consolation in the music and sounds which inspired Panos, and find there glimpses of a glorious eternity awaiting us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.Palo View Post
    Many fond memories of working together! Lots of cheerful e-mail conversations always with a joyful, sharing spirit. Thanks for all! Rest in peace.

    Lars P
    Panos and I have worked together on VPOs for over 3 years. He was at the heart of the Maltese Historic Pipe Organs Project and was full of hope towards it achieving success. Sadly, he died too soon having managed to create one VPO and only half of another. I shall miss him terribly.

    The second VPO, soon to be published, is that of Fontana (Gozo). Only a few weeks ago, Panos sent me a number of folder with wav files he had just processed for the extended set. Alas, they were to be his last as his devastating illness consumed him in under 6 weeks! I did have the good fortune of getting Graham Goode to continue the work that Panos had started, and this with Panos' personal approval.

    Fontana VPO will be dedicated to the memory of Panos Ghekas who was so happy with the quality and progress that we were achieving, capturing the unique character of some of the ranks of this organ. The sampleset will have an info file with a tribute to Panos and the 3 pieces he planned to record to showcase this organ will instead be played by Adriano Morea who accepted to record the pieces in his honour.

    I sincerely hope that Panos' enthusiasm will be shared by all those who support the MHPO project and that his last opus will prove to be a resounding success as he envisaged.

    Mark Bugeja
    Maltese Historic Pipe Organs, Malta

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    Very sad to hear about Panos. We had a number of online conversations over the last years. Will miss his input. I pray for his soul and his family. May he R.I.P.
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    This is very sad news to learn of. Panos remains a very gifted individual in our minds having been such a great contributor of information here on Magle International Music Forums. We will all miss his presence.

    Rest in peace, dear Panos. You have left a wonderful legacy for all of us to enjoy for many years to come.

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