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    Who is your favorite organist?

    Who is your favorite organist? You can name as many or as little as you want. Hope to get lotes of replys!

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    Hi Bombard,

    • E. Power Biggs
    • Virgil Fox
    • Simon Preston
    • George Wright
    There are so many favorites - too many to list - these are the top ones on my listing though.
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    Currently, my favorite organists are:

    1.a Daniel Roth
    1.b Olivier Latry
    2 Peter Richard Conte
    3 Stephen Tharp
    4 Thomas Murray
    5 Paul Jacobs
    *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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    I like this young guy who plays at my church. His organ playing reminds
    me of Magle some. He can really play. His name is Alex. The other one
    left not so long ago.
    judy tooley

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    Ah Judy, Mr Magle certain is a wonderful organist, I agree ...
    I add:

    Timothy Byram-Wigfield (fab British organist)
    Olivier Latry (swoon)
    Knud Vad (Dane)
    Hans Fagius (Swede)
    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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    My vote goes to Craig Cramer. I have CDs and have attended concerts. He prefers mechanical action instruments. He is very comfortable on straight pedal boards. One CD that I find very interesting is one he played for a demonstration CD on two Canadian organs by Halbert Gober. I have played briefly on Halbert's instrument for Bethany Lutheran in Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA, and despite being in a modern round church, the sound of the instrument is very warm, without in any way being mushy.

    I also like any number of other organists, too many to mention.

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    My favorite at the moment are;

    1.Jean Guillou
    2.Karl Richter
    3.Andre Isoir

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    Jane Parker Smith
    Thomas Trotter
    David Saint

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    This question/discussion seems to presuppose that we know of and are familiar with EVERY organist of any worthwhile reputation. Since I don't pretend to make that claim, I think I'll stay away. And does this include those who are no longer with us?

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    Hi all with out any question

    Martin Mans
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiOc5RZ_av0
    Who can beat this ? in my personal opinion

    He is also well known here in South Africa
    Have a great day to all

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    The ones I can think of right now, in alphabetical order: Yves Castagnet, Sophie-Véronique Choplin, Lorenzo Ghielmi, Ludger Lohmann, Ben van Oosten, Louis Robilliard, Daniel Roth, Stefan Schmidt, Stephen Tharp.

    And for improvisation, I'd say Frédéric Blanc, David Briggs, Thierry Escaich, Naji Hakim, Philippe Lefèbvre, Loïc Mallié, Pierre Pincemaille, Louis Robilliard, Daniel Roth, Stefan Schmidt, Wolfgang Seifen, Ansgar Wallenhorst.
    Last edited by acc; Oct-26-2008 at 15:09.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dll927 View Post
    . . . And does this include those who are no longer with us?
    Sure does ... even though they are no longer living, they can still, for the purposes of this discussion, be a favorite.

    Certain greats who have passed on into eternal life will never be again, although many of the upcoming artists, like Cameron Carpenter and Felix Hell, are going to be talked about for a very long time.
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    Aloha victorgb,

    Martin Mans does a bang-up job on this little ditty:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2eyC...related&fmt=18

    Cheerio,

    Corno Dolce
    *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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    Where is that organ? The case almost looks like a take-off on St. Bavo in Holland, but that's a three manual and probably much older. This one appears to be electrical action.

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    Its a mechanical action Marcussen in Rotterdam - and has the most amount of pipes in all of the Netherlands.
    *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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