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    Great Wedding March in E flat

    Good morning organ players !

    Today, I have the pleasure to publish on this forum a powerfull and modern wedding march in A flat composed on december 2004 and revised in 2007.
    Duration 2:10.

    MP3 (virtual organ) http://musicalis.monespace.net/autres/img12a.mp3 (900 Ko)
    PDF score http://musicalis.monespace.net/autres/img11a.pdf (62 Ko)

    If you enjoy this music, may be you will appreciate too my oil and acrylic painting.
    Please, visit Musicalis Member's Arts Gallerie http://www.magle.dk/music-forums/gal...=8&userid=5393 , but, sorry , there is nothing for sale.

    Cordialy. Jean-Paul
    Friendly yours. Jean-Paul

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    Hi Jean-Paul,

    That *Wedding March* is very stately and noble, filled with pomp and circumstance - I love it!

    Cheers,

    Corno Dolce
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    Jean-Paul,

    First, my compliments on a grand march composition for weddings. I visualize other uses for this piece, too ... a festival church processional perhaps.

    I am also enthralled with your artwork - you have many wonderful talents, dear sir. Such detail in these paintings - We truly appreciate your sharing these with us, too.
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    I've printed off a copy (hope you don't mind) and I'm going to run my fingers (and feet)over it this morning after choir practice. Looking forward to it...

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    That's very nice indeed, and as KH said this work sits nicely for other uses as well. - I'm going to include it in the Spring music list (which I'm preparing now). Oh did I mention I've recently moved to a F/T Organist/DOM post in a much much busier Church!

    I've also got it on the list for consideration for Easter. It seems a very excellent celebrational voluntary, ideally suited to major festivals in the church life.

    Very nice ideed! - Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEB View Post
    . . . Oh did I mention I've recently moved to a F/T Organist/DOM post in a much much busier Church!
    Hi NEB,

    Congratulations on your new position .
    How does the organ compare with your prior post?
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    Thanks KH.

    Well this is a curious thing. I've moved from a church (as my principle venue) that has a reasonably bland 16 stop 2 manual organ which is so unexciting it has little to recomment it. I mean the stop spec was not bad for a 16 stopper, but the low pressure and the voicing combined with all the problems in the action made it really quite dull.

    On the other hand, I have disliked digital organs with a vengeance for years, and yet every single aspect of this 3 man 60+ stopper is so significantly better than the pipe organ I left behind, I'm forced to rethink my attitude towards digital. The acid test is always what it sounds like and this one sounds good.

    On the other hand, a good pipe instrument of similar size would probably sound better, but my local area is littered with churches whose pipe organs don't even come close (and it's not because they're smaller, but the quality of sound etc is inferior on a like for like basis). So Curiously I'm really quite impressed with this instrument.

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    Hi NEB,

    Interesting observation between pipes and digitals. It is true how the sound is the "proof in the pudding" so to speak ... a buildings acoustics also have lots to deal with this.

    Who was the builder of the digital instrument, and do you know when it was installed?
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    Hi KH,

    It's a phoenix.

    Yeah - I've come to the conclusion that just because it's got pipes, that doesn't necessarily make it better. excellent pipes will always be excellent pipes, and digitals will be sampling these excellent pipes ad infinitum trying to get as close as possible. But ropey lowest common denominator pipe organs will always be just that - i.e. ropey. And I've played some real dogs over the last few years.
    So I'm pleasantly surprised!

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    Hi Again KH,

    All that said above, I'd still rather have a halfway good pipe organ than an absolutely brilliant digital any day of the week and twice on sundays!

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    Hi NEB,

    Supposedly Phoenix gets the silver medal for overall quality whilst Walker and Marshall & Ogletree contend for the gold medal in overall quality.

    My $0.03 cents worth,

    Corno Dolce
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    I've heard tell that Wlakers are pretty good - not seen any evidence tho...

    IMO they've (the church) made very much the right decision in removing the old brokendown pipe organ (which didn't work and had been near destroyed) rather than attempting to patch it up; replacing it with a very good digital which sounds good, is much more versatile, and allows for a much larger tonal variation which would not be possible otherwise due to inaddequate space not to mention prohibitive cost. In the process, they've significantly broadened the scope of what can realisitically be performed from both an organ-works, and a choral/liturgical point of view.

    That's got to be a good thing...

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    Hi NEB,

    If you were to figure in depreciation and costs of new electronic intruments over a period of, say, 100 years as opposed to a pipe organ you would find that a pipe organ would make more sense fiscally than an electronic organ. An electronic organ will basically become *obsolete*, say, within five years. Of course, some builders provide spare parts but newer and better instruments come online every few years. Not much changes with a pipe organ. Yes, some builders incorporate microprocessor tech for the combination action or add digital ranks but the basic wood and metal pipes plus windchests, trunks, reservoirs, action, and associated appurtenances don't vary much.

    For a Church, a pipe organ is the way to go. Most mainline Churches have been around alot longer than an individual humanbeing. A human lives only so long and has capacity for organplaying for a relatively short period of time, barring any catastrophe or malady. Therefore, an electronic organ usually suffices.

    Cheers,

    Corno Dolce
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

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    Hi CD,

    Can't disagree with anything you say. In an ideal world.....

    Anyway - My humble appologies to Musicalis for getting this thread so off topic and away from his wonderful compositions...

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    I'd rather have a digital organ than my church abandoning the pipe organ and installing drum kits, guitars and tambourines ANY day ... due to economies.

    Some parishes just can't afford to maintain their instruments, sad but true.

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