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    Louis-James-Alfred Lefébure-Wely

    Now with a name like that, you'd have to be quirky!! But I've recently discovered his music and it really makes me smile. The organist at my church played one of his works as a postlude and I just HAD to ask him who it was by...

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    Hi CT64,

    Hahaha - you mentioned Lefebure-Wely and that the organist played one of his works as a postlude - could this be the piece that he played:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVXQK...eature=related

    The guy in this vid is clearly an amateur/enthusiast - he fumbles badly in one place but I admire his struggling through it.

    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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    Corno - a little harsh aren't you? I thought his playing was fine, as to him having a fumble, he's human. *mental note - don't put myself up on YouTube, ever!*

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    Hi CT64,

    I apologise if I came across as *harsh* but I admired him for struggling through the piece. Its not that hard to play, it just requires a good sense of rhythm and careful fingering and maybe a little more coaching in how to properly registrate the piece for performance.

    Humbly,

    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."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Sweet Corn - French music is generally expensive ... where did you buy your Lefebure-Wely from, can I ask?

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    This piece of music sounds like a polka meets Bach! I like it. He plays
    about like I do but a bit better. I like waltzes mixed in with the polkas.
    I noticed he was playing it either by memory or by ear.
    judy tooley

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corno Dolce View Post
    Hi CT64,

    Hahaha - you mentioned Lefebure-Wely and that the organist played one of his works as a postlude - could this be the piece that he played:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVXQK...eature=related

    The guy in this vid is clearly an amateur/enthusiast - he fumbles badly in one place but I admire his struggling through it.

    Cheers,

    Corno Dolce
    Corno! I'm an amateur/enthusiast myself for your information! It takes
    practice for us amateurs do get perfect like a pro and lots of it! He
    probably has my problem. I will tell you later.
    judy tooley

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    Hi Ms. Judy,

    I was once an amateur/enthusiast and it took me a great amount of practice and pedagogy from my mentors to be able to work with the field I love, so I'm not insensitive to the plight of others.

    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."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Hi CT64,

    I bought that piece from:

    https://www.bodensee-musikversand.de...969634d5958fa0

    Cheers,

    Corno Dolce

    p.s. Sweet Corn actually its *Sweet Horn* or to put a finer point on it: Horn in der Ferne = Distant Horn, alluding to the muted call of a horn in a distant valley. For Cavaille-Coll, it is a large-scale flute with a definite *horn formant* and a tinge of stringyness.
    Last edited by Corno Dolce; Dec-14-2007 at 01:31.
    *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."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Thanks Corno Dolce,

    I know the march, but not heard the bolero before.. Interesting piece.

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    I like very much Lefebure-Wely (Was organist at La Madeleine in Paris), I know several works of him, it is very light for the period.

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    Pacific 231 - Arthur Honneger?

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    Now I often wonder whether Lefebure-Wely had a bent towards the theatre and its organ... I wonder what he would make from the wanamaker or atlantic city. Most of his offerings that I know are very theatrical in nature.

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    Hi NEB

    It would seem that your assumption has some validity save for that Lefebure-Wely lived before the Theatre Organ was born. But I do admit, some of his stuff is wacky. Recently, I played his *Bolero* on a five manual Allen TO-5Q Theatre Organ and I took some liberties in how I registered it - even I could hardly contain my laughter at how zany it can sound.

    Seriously, Cesr Franck apparently held him in high esteem since Franck had dedicated an organ work to him. That in itself, to me, establishes Lefebure Wely's *Bona Fides*.

    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."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEB View Post
    Pacific 231 - Arthur Honneger?
    Yes And also my hobby is railways

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