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    A lovely piece for a noisy organ

    As most of you know, my organ playing skills are basic. But I work hard and now am in a routine of playing the lovely pipe organ at the College where I work (Pymble Ladies' College, Sydney) at day's end.

    I've been madly practising a very playable fugue like piece by Antonio de Cabezon (1510-1566) called Tiento del Primero Tono. Now it's really a fugetta to my ears however it is, in fact a piece of strict imitative counterpoint similar I guess to the Ricercare.

    Anyway - it's fabuously to play and EASY. I mean I've just about mastered it. I love playing in on full organ and wobbling the Chapel's fixtures.

    Anyone else know this treasure? I promise to typset it and put it up here for all if there's an interest in this happening.

    David
    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.
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    Hey Contra, any danger of uploading an mp3 of you playing this beauty for the benefit of us who just listen?
    “The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.”
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    Hi David,

    Congratulations on once again pursuing using your talents at the organ. Must be rewarding at the end of the days work. Can you share a bit about the organ at this college? All I can find is that it was installed there in 1971 (transplanted, actually, from England).

    I had never perused the works of Cabezon before. I'm always on the lookout for new (to me) organ works after playing much of my own private library of organ scores some 25 times since I began playing in church long ago.
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    Lars - it's a two manual instrument that was originally in the Congregational Church, Petersham(Sydney). In the late 1960s, a then College employee heard of the instrument stagnating in the disused church and offered to pay 10,000 pounds for its purchase. The College Council agree and, hey presto, it was transplanted from inner Sydney Petersham to the leafy, upper north shore Pymble.

    Here is a rather good write up about this absolutely marvellous (smallish) organ

    http://www.sydneyorgan.com/PLC.html
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mathetes1963 View Post
    Hey Contra, any danger of uploading an mp3 of you playing this beauty for the benefit of us who just listen?
    Sorry, no chance whatsover I'm afraid. If you want to hear my playing, you'll need to come see me at the College one afternoon.
    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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    Nice well rounded specification. I see blue carpet down the aisle ... wondering how that affects the acoustics of this chapel?

    That swell pedal certainly would be a bit of a stretch for one if they were holding down any lower pedal notes ... I'm assuming it controls the swell shades.

    Wonderfully written article and the pictures are great, too.
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    I found this:Werner Icking Music Archive: Antonio de Cabezón
    Tiento del Primer Tono · image · sound for keyboard instrument - edited by Luigi Cataldi mail - with PMX source file; PDF Differencias sobre el canto La ...

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    The swell pedal and lower pedal notes are a little challenging, but if you were good at Twister in your youth it's good training.
    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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    The 'Diferencias' are a really primo collection of variations on old tunes. They are out on IMSLP.

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    CT,

    You're one lucky dawg to get to play that.
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    I see there are more pieces by Cabezón listed on the Werner Icking site linked above including Tiento for Segundo and Quinto, take those for your next project!!
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    Hello

    This is unique.Everybody should be enjoy this type of music.

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    Hi maria - Cabezon is hardly unique, however, the music has strong appeal, for me at least. Thanks for your comment!
    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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    Well - today is the day that the College organ tuner arrives to (surprisingly) tune the beast. He has promised me that he'll let me inside so I can take some photos of its innards ... I just CAN'T wait. It'll be like a kid in a candy store.
    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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    look forward to seeing some photos if you can post them... Have fun !!

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