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    Vice Admiral Virtuoso rojo's Avatar
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    Denis Bédard

    I was just wondering if anyone has heard his playing and/or works. I heard him the other day on the radio, and thought it was very good. Of course, he is probably better known in Canada, being a Canadian and all...

    He`s an organist/pianist/harpsichordist/composer. Too bad I can`t recall the work I heard...
    ''Music, I feel, should be emotional first and intellectual second.'' - Maurice Ravel
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    Captain of Water Music Ouled Nails's Avatar
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    I don't know his work but he sure has received a very solid and wide-ranging music education. Lots of awards too.
    http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.c...=U1ARTU0000246

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    Rojo, I don't know his works or his playing but will keep an eye out. I'm always looking for interesting new music.

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    Commander, Assistant Conductor giwro's Avatar
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    I've heard a number of his works, and a CD recorded by him - he writes very well (and appears to be a heck of an organist, also!)

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    Bedard

    Just browsing old posts and found this one - thought I would speak up since no one said they have played Denis Bedard's works.

    I have played his music and love his writing. I currently recommend the "Six Paraphrases Gregoriennes" -- I play 5 of the works in this collection -- just did one at communion last week.

    I encourage you to track down this composer's music. It has a french flair, interesting chords and progressions and people love it, there is something at all levels -beginner to advanced. Very accessible, classy and fresh.

    ps. I don't get paid to say all this. I just enjoy Bedard's writing.
    W.

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    rojo, my dear, do you have a link to MP3s or CBC MP3 files so I can hear his/her music?

    many thanks

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