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    The Bach concert at USyd

    Did anyone else attend the Bach organ recital at the University of Sydney great hall yesterday?

    Amy Johanssen played wonderfully as always. Such a lovely instrument, too.

    Featured the dorian, and the St Anne Prelude and Fugue plus Sonata 6 and three chorale preludes ... was in heaven for about 50 minutes.

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    Sounds like a great concert. I was planning to go to it, found out that i had volleyball training til 2 Ill have to make her concert in june

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    Sorry I can't come. I'm half the world away from Sydney. I will have
    to play Jesu Joy of man's desire and pretend I'm there.
    judy tooley

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    Judy - it was a lovely concert, that's for sure. Here's a photo of the organ as I know you like organ bling.

    www.usyd.edu.au/organ/organist.shtml
    http://www.sydneyorgan.com/GreatHallr.jpeg
    The organ's departments are entirely separated: on the left is the Great, in the middle is the Positiv and on the right the Swell ... the pedal is divided between the Great and the Swell.

    Here's a photo or two of the Great Hall ... Just for Judy

    http://www.mrupp.info/Photos/2005-Au...university.jpg

    http://en.epochtimes.com/news/7-10-15/60827.html
    Last edited by Contratrombone64; Mar-31-2008 at 23:55.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Contratrombone64 View Post
    . . . and the St Anne Prelude and Fugue . . .
    That's probably my most favorite Bach piece to play ... I've done it in concert several times and it's always a crowd pleaser ... it's al fun to play, as in enjoyable.
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    The whole place looks like a palace and the pipe organ is gorgous!
    Thank you for showing me that.
    judy tooley

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    Krummiest, the St Anne is Bach's great, great organ masterpiece (one of them) that actually worships God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit ... if you've studied its symbolism, you'll know this. The opening of the Prelude is god, the next section, Jesus Christ and the third section the Holy Spirit. The trinity also appear in the amazing fugue, ending with the Trinity fugal themes coming together in a mind-numbingly complicated way ... yet sounds just so effortless ... such is the magnificence of Johan Sebastian ...

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    CT64,

    Thanks for the explanation ... I had not researched that masterpiece that far. I get mesmerized by the flow of the piece everytime I play it. And now, with this newest understanding, my appreciation for the composition will be even greater.
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    Hi CT64,

    Isn't Amy Johanssen married to Robert Ampt?

    Cheers,

    CD
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    *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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    Yes, and they live at Woodford, in the mid-Blue Mountains, to the west of Sydney.
    An organ crawl some years ago included their house, where we heard their small pipe organ.

    Analogicus

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    I wished I could have heard it. I love anything that praises God.
    Especially the Father,Son, and Holy Spirit.
    judy tooley

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