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    praeludium in Eb (Jp verpeaux) and your advice about a very unpleasant e-mail

    Dear friends

    First, I have the pleasure to present you this new praeludium.

    http://organ.monespace.net/pages/7.html

    Secondly, I need your advice about an e-mail I have received today (there is no link with the prelude in E flat, but with my other pieces for organ).

    I would appreciate very much to know what you think about my whole organ work, because I have received today a very unplesant e-mail from an organist of a very famous church in Paris who said that my music is so bad and my mp3 so ugly that I should not put them on the web. Thanks if you can write in your answer in which city you play if you are an organist. And please, tell me if you allow me to put your replies in the "guest-book" I will open soon if possible . Thanks very much.
    Friendly yours. Jean-Paul

    Music is my placebo

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

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    Cute piece. To be honest I'm not your biggest fan. But I cannot understand why that organist would write that your music is bad and ugly. Forget him, your music is nice and professionally done and he has no right to dictate what should be published on the internet anyway.

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    stoferb - you make a good point, if a composer is going to put his/her music up here for public consumption, I'm afraid they're going to have to take the good with the bad, simple. If they don't like it, then don't post, it's an easy solution.

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    Don't worry about it. Just pray for that person. I think your music
    is lovely and cheerful.
    judy tooley

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicalis View Post
    Secondly, I need your advice about an e-mail I have received today ...
    Dear Jean-Paul,

    Do not get discouraged, my friend. I think the author of that email is very narrow minded and has a dislike for organ compositions written by present day composers. I would question that writer asking "and what works have you written, published and recorded recently?"

    J-Paul, most of us here are great admirers of your musical talent as an organist and composer ... No matter how hard we try, we can't please all the people all the time.

    Wow - the E Flat major Prelude is going to be a workout for the feet .
    Going to have to get out my Gleason book and practice my pedaling to get in shape for this one .

    Seriously though, You have composed a plethora of pieces and made them available to the greater community here - so far, I haven't seen one bum piece in the lot, so that moronic organist can just go suck an egg!
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    Musicalis, I would call your compositions "occasional" -- meaning that each one is suitable for a particular occasion. Obviously, this organist has no occasion to use your music. But he has no right to destroy a web site that many of us do find occasion to use. Fortunately, he can't, as long as you just ignore him.

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    Nothing wrong with a bit of "pastiche" work and yours is a perfectly harmless and accessible piece.

    I would almost be inclined to check into the email address, ISP, etc, etc and find out if it's some sort of stupid hoax. Perhaps I'm a bit naive, but I find it difficult to think that a well known organist from a well known church would be so openly and unpleasantly critical of someone who is trying to keep the instrument alive. Just my $0.02.

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    Now I believe it is an hoax

    The guy wrote me with a name that was not is true name, he had only changed some letters, but he is so stupid that he has used an e-mail address that contains his real name. With some informations he gave me about his house in his latest e-mail I have found where he live and what is is job. He was only a piano teacher a few years ago and seems to have had difficulties to find pupils.

    I have written to him the following answer :

    "GAME OVER . I have got the informations about you that I was expecting fom the church headquarters "(I dont know how to said that in English).
    "The game was very fun and I have got pleasure to play with you".
    I have added also that I knew Olivier, the son of P. Cochereau, that is true, he wrote a very good report about me when I was teaching electronic music.
    And I finish tolding him "you are an organist of Saint-Sulpice, what a nice promotion for a poor piano teacher."

    In a previous mail I have gave him my phone number, i do not know if he will call me and/or if he will reply to this final email. With my pzrkinson disease I am very emotive and I am a little afraid of what he may do now.
    Last edited by musicalis; Jun-11-2008 at 21:16.
    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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    hoax ?

    that is my exact reply, in French, if you understand it.
    If you do not understand, I explain it in my previous post.

    GAME OVER

    Désolé Fabien, je ne joue plus.
    Cela a mis un peu de temps mais j'ai obtenu de la préfecture de Seine Saint-Denys et de l'evechée les renseignements que j'ai sollicité.
    c'était très amusant pour tous les deux.
    Maintenant on peut toujours parler musique si cela t'intéresse.
    A propos, je connais très bien Olivier Cochereau, il m'a très bien noté quand il est venu inspecter ma classe au conservatoire de musique de Chinon. Il va etre heureux lui aussi de savoir que tu es organiste à saint-sulpice. Quelle promotion pour un petit prof de piano.

    cordialement.
    PS : i have written to the church to get the list of their organist and I am waiting for their answer.
    Last edited by musicalis; Jun-11-2008 at 22:10.
    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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    The best thing to do is not to dwell on it until it drives you nuts. I will
    be thinking about more of your great music.
    judy tooley

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    Jean Paul - your music is very pleasant and easy on the ears, that's one true fact!

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    I suspect now he knows the game is over, he will keep quiet. he does not want people knowing that he is pretending to be someone he is not.

    Just keep on with your lovely music Jean Paul, and don't worry about him.


    Margaret

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicalis View Post
    He was only a piano teacher a few years ago and seems to have had difficulties to find pupils.
    Scarcely surprising with that type of moronic behaviour. Good call on all fronts there musicalis, I'm glad you got to the bottom of it. I'm personally rather angry that this individual has chosen to sully the organists at S. Sulpice of all places.
    Music is made to transform the states of the soul, for an hour or an instant (J. Alain)

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    the said moron is probably just jealous as he lacks creative talent (unlike JP).

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    Hello

    I have received a phone call from the wife of th real organist of St Sulpice. Her husband Daniel was not present. I have explained to her all the story and she has been very interested.

    In the meantime, I have received an other e-mail, from a lady, asking me the same question "can you explain me your compositions". Very strange.

    Her e-mail is .... @yahoo.com.au

    I think it is the same guy that write to me. At the bottom of the e-mail there is this strange advertisement :

    Get the name you always wanted with the new y7mail email address.
    What do you think of that ?
    Last edited by musicalis; Jun-12-2008 at 13:53.
    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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