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    Famous Organists...

    Edwin Lemare - Highest paid Municipal Organist.

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    We have a new organ player at my church. The other two musicians
    left a few weeks ago(good riddance). This one plays circles around
    both of them. He also plays a lot like Magle. When he got through
    playing a piece I cheered. I also said to myself,"I give up I need some
    lessons.". His name is Alex Grimm and he's a young school band leader
    at a school somewhere. He didn't play light like Paul used to. He played
    the monster right. He had it sounding like a thunderstorm of music.
    I wonder if he can play Toccata & Fugue like Magle.
    judy tooley

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    Virgil Fox - Known for his *Heavy Organ Concerts*.

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    Carol Williams - Civic Organist, San Diego, CA ... Balboa Park Austin Pipe Organ


    Judy,
    Where else has Alex Grimm played or done to become famous? I did a search on his name and came up empty ...
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    Alex is new and unknown right now. He just got out of college last year.
    judy tooley

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corno Dolce View Post
    Edwin Lemare - Highest paid Municipal Organist.
    Sorry, the highest paid municipal organist where? In the world (or as Americans really mean in America) or elsewhere, can you clarify for me please?

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    Judy,
    Well, lets hope Alex Grimm becomes famous some day

    Back to the thread topic of FAMOUS organists:

    Edwin Lemare ... make that "was" the highest paid ... he died in 1934
    According to what I could find in a quick internet research, Lemare was paid an incredible sum of $110,000 per year while he was San Francisco's City Organist. That sum of money in that era of time was quite significant.

    Another name for a famous organist: Felix Hell.
    A young and inspiring organist of such wonderful talent - delights people all over the world
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    Olivier Latry - Organist at Notre-Dame in Paris.

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    Defining fame is spurious at best and totally subjective, ipso facto: Robert Ampt, titular organist at Sydney Town Hall.

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    Aloha CT64,

    Alot of organists and other people will never have the chance to occupy the cockpit of a grand instrument - those that do are generally extremely adept at playing, improvising, and concertising. Therefore I find it fair to speak about famous organists.

    Back on topic: Daniel Roth - Titulaire at St. Sulpice.
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *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."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Do I dare mention Carlo Curley ? oooooops too late, i just have

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    Cameron Carpenter - Artist-in-Residence of Middle Collegiate Church in New York.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    Back to the thread topic of FAMOUS organists:
    Krummiest


    Please warn me when you're going to yell in here, I'll ensure my hearing aide is turned to silent ...

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    Aloha CT64,

    Master Krummhorn is not yelling - he's trying to help Ms. Judy.

    Cheers,

    CD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Contratrombone64 View Post
    Krummiest,
    Please warn me when you're going to yell in here, I'll ensure my hearing aide is turned to silent ...
    Quote Originally Posted by Corno Dolce View Post
    Aloha CT64,
    Master Krummhorn is not yelling - he's trying to help Ms. Judy.
    Cheers, CD
    CT64,
    Apologies for the amplified words ... it was the end of one of "those" days where everything went awry.

    Thanks, CD, for the defense
    Always trying to do my part helping people along ... the biggest obstacle is keeping all the threads on topic as much as possible.

    Back on topic (myself):

    Diane Bish ... has toured the world and played most of the organs.
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