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    Good finger exercise?

    Found this score on WIMA today, I'm glad I let the computer read the score and play the piece for me!

    Now you see why they make you practice scales!!
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    Scales are pointless with music from the 15 century, the thumb was rarely used ... fingers crossed akwardly over each other and all sorts of other unenlightened nightmares.
    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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    I'm thinking of putting it through GrandOrgue, playing it through the built in Windoze Synth is a bit bland.
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    Looks like it might be fun to play actually.
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
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    Pieter Cornet Toccada del 3 Tono

    As threatened, I played it from Finalé through GrandOrgue, so now you can make an informed judgement on if to tackle it.

    I made a few minor changes like taking a few notes from the bass staff to pedals, remaining majority of bass staff to Great, treble staff to Positiv, took a while to find a registration I liked.

    Criticism welcome, ........ like, it's rubbish!! ....... but if so please say why.

    And if anybody can translate the "del 3 Tono " that also would be appreciated.
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    Finale is a US program so using the accented form (Finalé) is an affectation, don't you think?
    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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    No, the Oxford Concise English dictionary uses the accent, I am English, therefore I use it. Not my fault that an American company can't get it right.
    Correct spelling and usage is not an affectation in my book.

    [mumblegrumble]bluddy colonials[/mumble /grumble]
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    not bad.. might need to reduce the reeds.. I hear alittle to muych overtones and brassy sound. I think... maybe try a mixtures and drop that heavy reed sound you are using which is what I think is making the fussy sound I hear. A Thought
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
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    Since when is the bloody Oxford Dictionary of English to be upheld for all that's good in the land of the Celts??!!??

    *ducks for cover*
    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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    Frankly Who Cares???? results are the same.
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
    - Jean Langlais

    I wish you the Best for each day, now and always.

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    Those of us who are loyal and true subjects of Her Majesty should, of course, follw the Oxford. At the same time, we have to accept that the Americans went off in their own direction about 200 years ago, and that their language has evolved (or devolved) to something that can no longer be called English. When quoting them, we should use their own vocabulary and spelling.
    I really liked the recording, except for the last chord, which for some reason wasn't so pleasing. I've printed out the score, and now I'm going to learn it.

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    A loyal subject to Her Majesty I am not, even though she is, technically, my Queen.

    Back to the original intent of the thread, which I sidelined, it's a rather wonderful piece, I've going to give it a go with noisy brass stops on my little College organ.
    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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    Honestly, i was never in favor of the so called fingering excercises. Since i have been doing piano a lot more years that Organ, that would apply for it at least. Playing scales is good for making you familiar with transpositions sharps flats etc. If you study a piece correctly you will not actually need extra finger excercises. I am a bit againt the academic way of thinking. (My piano teacher is of the Russian school)

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