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    A *Symphonic* Pastorale...

    I wonder sometimes if the composer of this piece did not misname it - It is quite *Symphonic* imho:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRJahY69Fv0&fmt=18

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtjhKYBoU54&fmt=18

    Nevertheless, I'll play this piece today as per a request from a bridal couple who want a *musical interlude* in the midst of the wedding act.
    *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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    Thanks for sharing those links, CD!

    You're right, that piece is very symphonic indeed. But then, I don't see any conflict between symphonic and pastoral: after all, wasn't there some guy named "Ludwig van" whose 6th Symphony bears a similar title?

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    Aloha acc - You are quite welcome.

    You're absolutely right

    However, Beethoven and I still have some *tension* betwixt us.

    What I still find so fascinating is that there is just that Pastorale by Roger-Ducasse. He must have written many other organ works but he was, like Durufle, very exacting, and many of his works he burned because he felt they were inferior. The maturity of the writing in the Pastorale tells a tale of a mastery of composition for organ.

    Ah well, let us rejoice that there is at least one organ work by Roger-Ducasse that is a part of the world's cultural patrimony - we are all richer for it.

    I would love to hear that Pastorale interpreted by Olivier Latry, Daniel Roth, or Stephen Tharp at Saint-Sulpice or Notre-Dame.

    Cheerio,

    CD
    *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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