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    Elk - have you seen this video and the following one on the playlist?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=napn...m9KxEl&index=5

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    Thanks for the Link!

    When I opened the youtube link, I thought I would be hearing Asma, whose recordings of Guilmant are the basis of my collection. What a wonderful error--- to hear a young man so in tune with the music he is making!
    I may soon have to connect my laptop to my big stereo and TV to enjoy more fully such finds.

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    You are right. I discovered Guilment last year, and found out how superb his organ music was.He heeds to be revived ! Do spread the Word !

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    I enjoy having the complete organ works of Guilmant at my disposal (digital form - pdf's downloaded from imslp).

    There are plenty of concert works to consider doing as well as music for church services.

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    Seems to me that in USA people are less interested/educated in the traditional classical music but prefer "pretty music" as I call it. unless in Roman, High Liturgical Episcopal/Lutheran services.
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    Is this pretty enough for you Bill?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5apXMuJ-5l0
    Cheers MIKE.

    How many roads must a man walk down ... ... before he admits he's lost?

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    not exactly in my interest range..little to "flirty" .. nice ballet piece maybe
    ....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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    Yeah, I was not overly impressed, I first heard it on a CD of the Wimborne organ, as though that's an excuse!
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wljmrbill View Post
    Seems to me that in USA people are less interested/educated in the traditional classical music but prefer "pretty music" as I call it. unless in Roman, High Liturgical Episcopal/Lutheran services.
    For my service music I strive to use music of lesser known organ composers. Some of it is "pretty" or what I call "schmultzy" straight out of a roaring 20's tavern it seems, but a lot of it is great stuff.

    A member of my church, former professor of organ at Valpairaso University (Indiana), is quite intrigued with my usage of lesser known composers. Most of the lesser used composers he has heard of but there are a few along the way where the composer name is unknown to him.

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    A few more obscurities for you Lars, IMSLP page and and some MP3s on BML and Youtube, I do like the Cernohorsky Fugue in A minor, some of the IMSLP audio are transcribed for brass, but at least you can get an idea from them.

    http://imslp.org/wiki/Category:Zach,_Jan

    http://imslp.org/wiki/Category:Brixi...%C5%A1ek_Xaver

    http://imslp.org/wiki/Category:%C4%8...lav_Mat%C4%9Bj

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zYKCjnUCos

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZW5MbPk6rc

    http://www.baroquemusiclibrary.com/27Web.html





    Cheers MIKE.

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