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    Zadok The Priest

    Hi,

    Anyone played this? ... I've just been asked for it for a Wedding next month as some incidental music.

    Ordered the sheet music from a supplier and it'll be here next week sometime, but I just wondered if any of you have played it, and wondered how difficult it is on the Organ.

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    Played it a few times and to be honest I prefer it to the Queen Of Sheba because it's easier to take shortcuts if needed.

    I also prefer playing Zadok to singing in it, largely because my earliest memory of singing in it, it became known afterwards as 'Dok the Priest' because the entire choir managed to miss the first note. It was fascinating hearing this gradual swell of aaaaaaaaaDOK THE PRIEST!
    Music is made to transform the states of the soul, for an hour or an instant (J. Alain)

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    Soubasse -that's hilarious, how an entire choir can miss the first note points to the music director as my first thought ...

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    Hi Soubasse,

    Queen of Sheba is also on the list for this wedding, as the bridge and groom leave the church.

    Cheers!

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    "bridge and groom" LOL!!

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    Well, it is one of the first things they start complaining about you know, feeling as though they're being walked over.

    Aha, QoS as well Jonesey? Oh, well, all I can say is, if you get lost, arpeggiate anything in sight.
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    arpeggiate anything in sight ... now that's what all church organists seem to do who are floundering around for their next strike of inspiration do when improvising ... love it.

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    Would any of you believe that 'Bridge' was just a typo?.

    Mind you, I'm prone to saying the wrong thing - at our church they have a Litch gate, and I once referred to it as a Lynch gate. Not one of my better moments.


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    JONESEY - yeah - my fingers are recalcitrant at best of times (I blame old age).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JONESEY View Post
    Would any of you believe that 'Bridge' was just a typo?.
    No

    Mind you, I'm prone to saying the wrong thing - at our church they have a Litch gate, and I once referred to it as a Lynch gate.
    Catholic churches actually have Lynch gates - makes it easier to catch heretics! Naturally, ours is at the entry to the organ loft.
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    I found another title Zorbic the Greek! Figure that one out played by
    Herb Albert.
    judy tooley

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    Well, the music's finally arrived, so I can crack on and start learning it.
    Looks to be a very nice arrangement actually - looking forward to playing it.

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    "dock the priest" hmmmm ... still think about that and smile.

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    How many of us over the years would've loved to "dock the priest" ?!

    Zorbic the Greek eh? While we're onto to silly things to do with titles, I'm sure our choir can't be the only one to refer to Palestrina's Secret Service ?
    Music is made to transform the states of the soul, for an hour or an instant (J. Alain)

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