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Thread: Bach's non-Chorale organ works.

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    Bach's non-Chorale organ works.

    And for a little light amusement, this piece proves (to me at least) several things about Bach:

    1) he didn't suffer from dodgy hips

    2) having had 18 odd children didn't diminish his abilities with his feet and

    3) the modern Olympics were not begun in Athens, rather in Leipzig.

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    Here's a very strange work ... certainly not a labyrinth I'd like to get caught in ...

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    Bach was also a Luthern just like Krummhorn. I know that much about him
    thanks to paul one of the musicians at church.
    judy tooley

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    I've seen that pedal exercise before. Don't really know the laborynth one...

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    NEB the labyrinth one is weird, for sure, so incredibly chromatic and weird, yet so very Bach.

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    I'm suprised that Krummhorn didn't quote me on that one about Bach.
    judy tooley

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    Quote Originally Posted by Contratrombone64 View Post
    NEB the labyrinth one is weird, for sure, so incredibly chromatic and weird, yet so very Bach.

    I'll have a look at it sometime when I've got more spare time. (Actually right now practice time is getting to be a bit of a premium with my hectic schedule...)

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    Here's someone playing Bach's pedal exercise on a flat pedal board. Most interesting.

    + YouTube Video
    ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
    Last edited by Krummhorn; Feb-20-2008 at 01:06.

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    Not very good, Ct64. Why are you wasting our time with such a video, when you yourself could probably come up with a better rendition?

    LlL

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    Hey, I didn't say it was any good ... at least he tried, not everyone's Gillian Weir or Peter Hurford you know!

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    Agreed. But most organists past the first year couldn't play that badly if they tried.

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    CT64 -- Did Bach play on a concave, radiating pedalboard? I doubt it. Cavaille-Coll didn't either. Flat was the order of the day until relatively recently in organ history.

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    I own an "AGO" pedal board instrument, but have played quite comfortably on a flat 30 by Halbert Gober. Some music is easiest to play on a BDO concave 32 because of the foot crossing and the pedals being so close together at the heel end of radiating pedal boards. That pedal exercise was published many years ago in Ernst Kaller's Ogelschule, both books of which I own, and which are my go to exercises when my technique needs brushing up.
    Last edited by Albert; Jun-29-2013 at 19:10.

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    I've just been printing out some Bach organ chorales from another thread. Then I realised that this thread, Bach's non-chorales, doesn't have so much. Couldn't somebody continue to upload more of Bach's works? I'm sure there are many of us who would welcome them.

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