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    Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler Corno Dolce's Avatar
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    OrganMaestra Carol Williams..

    Here a great humanbeing playing a thrilling organ:
    *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":

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    Administrator Krummhorn's Avatar
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    Indeed a very talented gal ...
    She's also the Civic Organist in San Diego (CA) and plays the huge Austin organ situated in an outdoor amphitheater in Balboa Park there.
    Kh ~~.

    Amateur musicians practice until they get it right ...
    fessional musicians practice until they can't get it wrong ...

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    Admiral of Fugues Contratrombone64's Avatar
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    Krummhorn - I just read that rather lengthy account of the history of that amazing instrument, fascinating. I love the descriptions of the amphitheater and the over the top design. Fasciating place to stick a pipe organ ... at least with a 20,000 pound metal curtain it's safe from the weather. Must be a bloody nightmare to keep in tune however.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Lieutenant, Associate Concertmaster AllanP's Avatar
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    Talking with the Curator, it is difficult to keep in tune. He usually does a quick touch up before each use. A complete tuning is not easily done very often. It is especially bad when the wind direction blows into the organ. The afternoon concerts at 2pm are usually ok, however the evening concerts when the sun is going down and the temperature starts changing drastically can have interesting effects.

    The most significant effect for the listener is the total lack of sound reflections giving a unique type of sound.

    The organ has a wide range of stops which enables a lot of variety in sounds if the player is good at registration.

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    Commodore con Forza
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    Does that make Dr. Williams the "organiste titulaire" of Balboa Park? Odd, we don't use such titles, but we aren't French, either!!

    Balboa Park has a few other attractions, such as one world-class zoo. One can spend several days at B.P. and not run out of things to see/do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dll927 View Post
    we aren't French, either!!
    Who's “we”?

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