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    Admiral of Fugues Contratrombone64's Avatar
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    Enter'acte from R&J

    An arrangement of mine of a wonderful, soft and gentle piece by Gounod ... enjoy.

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    Very nice arrangement, CT64. Flows very well and is pleasing to the ear. Thanks for sharing.
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    Thank you krummhorn, not blowing my own trumpet, just sharing music. I had the pleasure of conducting this opera in Australia once, a few years back. Was a joy.

    Needs the services of a stop puller I'm afraid or use of programmable buttons should your organ's console be of an advanced interface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Contratrombone64 View Post
    Thank you krummhorn, not blowing my own trumpet, just sharing music. I had the pleasure of conducting this opera in Australia once, a few years back. Was a joy.

    Needs the services of a stop puller I'm afraid or use of programmable buttons should your organ's console be of an advanced interface.
    You have every right to toot your own horn ... anyone who is able to arrange in this manner deserves that privilege in my book.

    As for combination action, I have 4 generals ... that's it ... however, I have gotten very quick at stop changes having played this particular pipe organ since 1982!

    It must have been a great honor for you to conduct that opera ... that's something that I'll never be able to do, so I to you ...
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    Krummhorn - conducting operas and muscials is certainly stressful. As music director you're there from the auditions to final product. Generally speaking, the choreographer, producer and director can all breath a sigh of relief when it goes to performance. Not the M.D.

    The worst (most stressful) thing I conducted was a horror season of Les Mis in Sydney. It was a horror musical because it is through sung and there is simply no rest for the M.D. Swore blind I'd never conduct that show again as long as I live and have had the chance to knock back offers to conduct it twice since.

    In fact, Les Mis, was technically very difficult as the metre changes almost every second bar, especially the second and third acts and especially the two barricade scenes.

    I remember being horrifically nervous at the curtain up on the first performance and pushing the tempo fast for "At the end of the day you're another day older ..." and a the finale. One of the cast members said to me at interval "You in a hurry to get home for a shag?" Made me laugh at the time. I slowed down the tempi for the rest of the run.

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