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    Toccata of the "Suite Franzetti"

    This is a small toccata (2:40) written for an italian organ with only one manual and 17 pedals. The manual is splitted and we can use small bells on the right hand. It is not the final version, but i am hurry to let you listen it and gave your advices.


    Friendly yours. Jean-Paul

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    What a cute organ! Just my size if I lived in Italy. I like the organ piece
    as well. I always like your work.
    judy tooley

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    Hi J.P.

    I really like your use of *Italian Baroque* and more recent harmonic language - quite jaunty and daring.

    Cheers,

    CD
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    I just simply adore these virtual organs you are able to create, Jean-Paul. Absolutely delightful ... This piece where the flues interplay with all the mechanical pipe nuances (chiff) is so realistic. I like "chiffy" pipes anyway. The Italian reeds are also spot on in sound - almost spanish in quality, but unlike the spanish organs, your pipe ranks are totally "in tune", and I thank you for that.
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    Thank you Lars

    For our friends who are interested, I have added one page to my web site :

    http://organ.monespace.net/pages/28.html

    There you can :

    - see and enlarge a view of the virtual organ I have used
    - download the relative ODF (organ definition file).



    I cannot give the samples of the pipes, but you can build this organ with your osw samples sets, copying the samples and renaming them (or changing the names and path in the ODF).
    The bells are coming from the free casavant carillon that can be found on the web.
    Last edited by musicalis; Jul-08-2008 at 23:34.
    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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    Jean-Paul, as alwlays, a very tasty piece of candy to nibble on (you rarely dissapoint).

    Now - can I please ask you to compose a 5 part fugue in the style of Johan Sebastian? LOL on the English tune "Happy Birthday ..."

    (tongue in cheek)

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    Hello

    I accept the challenge, but I do not understand all what you have written.
    What is the meaning of "LOL" and the meaning of "tongue in cheek".
    tell me also in which key signature you would prefer the fuga.
    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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    Hi Musicalis. Yesterday was my birthday and Contra was asking for a
    birthday song. I didn't get to talk with you much. Your Toccata Suite
    was all right. I enjoyed that one instead.
    judy tooley

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    I have started writting the 5 voices fuga. For me it is a good exercise. But a very difficult exercise as the melody cannot make a good subject for a fuga ( rhythm is ugly, the first notes are repeated, modulations are lame and the melody doesn't allow interesting harmonies). But I'll try to write this music.
    Happy Birthday.

    Now, at 11:30 PM in my country,I have written the begining of the fugua. Not a very interesting job. I do not think i will go on with this music.
    You can hear the first bars : http://organ.monespace.net/temp/074%...erb%20v006.mp3
    Last edited by musicalis; Jul-09-2008 at 23:37.
    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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    JP - great!!

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    J-Paul,

    Wonderful - What a challenge to do this piece. Even the late great Victor Borge had an equally tough time improvising and weaving that theme into other forms.

    Bravo dear sir ... splendidly done.
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    What a beautiful version of happy birthday. I'm touched. I really
    appreaciate this. Thank you.
    judy tooley

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    Happy Birthday

    Hi

    I have continued the fuga on "happy birthday".
    Now it is 49 bars long, 3 mn 35 sec, 1514 symbols (notes or rests) and 10 hours 43 mn of job.

    http://organ.monespace.net/temp/074%20fugue%20happy%20birthday%20reverb%20v012.mp3

    I hope I'll have time & courage enough to complete this work (there are many passages to be revised and the 5th voice has not played yet).
    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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    Hi Musicalis,

    I think this work could be very quickly finished -- just a few more bars, and it will be complete. I'm not sure it's necessary to bother with the fifth voice. As for revision, the work is exquisite as it is.

    LlL

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicalis View Post
    I have started writting the 5 voices fuga. For me it is a good exercise. But a very difficult exercise as the melody cannot make a good subject for a fuga ( rhythm is ugly, the first notes are repeated, modulations are lame and the melody doesn't allow interesting harmonies). But I'll try to write this music.
    Happy Birthday.

    Now, at 11:30 PM in my country,I have written the begining of the fugua. Not a very interesting job. I do not think i will go on with this music.
    You can hear the first bars : http://organ.monespace.net/temp/074%...erb%20v006.mp3
    Dear J.P. - Dvorak wrote his symphonic variations based on a very dull tune that was considered too boring to set to music in an intelligent way. Dvorak's mastery prooved this untrue of course as the symphonic variations are a true masterpiece.

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