I improvised this piece (freely) during the recording session of the CD »Kosmos« on may 11th, 2003 on the organ in the Grand Hall of the Main Lodge of Free Masons in Copenhagen.
The organ has 2 manuals and pedal and a total of 20 voices. The Cantilena has subsequently been written down.
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»Cantilena« is also available on the CD »Kosmos«
Comments are most welcomed! Enjoy!
For the organists and other people interested in pipe organs, here are the specifications of the organ:
Great Organ (Manual I)
Swell Organ (Manual II)
Vox Celeste 8'
Electro-Pneumatic action, full set of couplers (including sub- and super)
Build by Starup & Son (Denmark), 1928
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