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    Help a newb

    Hi guys.I don't play the organ but I really like the sound and the music it gives. I'd appreciate some suggestions to particular pieces and and composers
    that will "blow me away" other than Bach or Buxtehude.Since it's summer I wouldn't mind some faster tunes that "rip the air" if you catch my driftThanks.

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    Hi PanC


    Welcome to the forum.

    There are many people here who play the organ and know about organ music. So just stick around and you will be rewarded.


    Margaret

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    Just play anything you want on the organ. It doesn't have to be Bach
    or Beethoven. It can be something you like and think it would sound
    good on the organ. By the way Welcome to the forum.
    judy tooley

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    rip the air?. Back to your question. Try some Messiaen, his organ music will certainly give you a perspective you might not percieve.

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    Hi panC,

    Listen to this rip-snortin' rendition of Messiaen's "Transports De Joie":

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7SrrJYXbWY

    Cheers,

    Corno Dolce
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    new organ site

    Hi
    there is this new organ site where you can listen organ pieces never heard.
    The site has just opened but is growing.
    http://organ.monespace.net/
    Friendly yours. Jean-Paul

    Music is my placebo

    Please visit my channel and web site to hear the music I compose
    http://fr.youtube.com/organcomposer
    http://organ.monespace.net

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    Try Widor, Vierne and Liszt.

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    Or better yet, try some Magle
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    At MIMF, May All Get Lasting Entertainment

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    A great bombastic piece is the Coronation March by Meyerbeer. This piece sounds great on the organ and has enough bombast for anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicalis View Post
    Hi
    there is this new organ site where you can listen organ pieces never heard.
    The site has just opened but is growing.
    http://organ.monespace.net/
    Hi Jean-Paul,

    That's a very wonderful site - nicely laid out with the mp3 offerings as well.
    Listening to the Fugue in F minor as I write this.
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    If you are at the organ and you are all alone with it, you could rock
    out on the big instrument pretending to be one of the organ greats
    like Virgil Fox or Diane Bish.
    judy tooley

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    Oh geez, I hope not ... ... there was only one Virgil ... how could anyone else even think of replicating his prowess at the console?

    All the 'showmanship' at the console doesn't matter a tinkers damn if one isn't playing all the right notes ... .
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    panC

    Welcome to you to the MIMF. I see my dear colleagues above have already invited you in, so feel free on all acounts musically speaking.

    Have fun!!
    Best regards,
    intet_at_tabe

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    Krummiest

    All the 'showmanship' at the console doesn't matter a tinkers damn


    Isn't it a tinker's cuss ... (Shakespeare)?

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    CT64,

    I hate Shakespeare ... all that thee, thy, thou stuff ... ... it puts me to sleep.
    Tinkers cuss ... never heard that one before ... ahh well, I learn something new here everyday on this forum ...
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