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    Hazel Wright Organ Performance by Catharine Crozier

    One of the Greats we have lost. Enjoy, Am back in action and doing much better.
    ....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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    Thank you for posting a new thread I can reply to,
    because this works for me on as many levels as the keyboards she has.

    First, while I've never heard of this woman, I'm sorry for your musical loss.
    I don't know if you've been following her truly long career for all of your life,
    but I know what it's like when someone you follow and try to be like leaves you alone.

    As a sixty-seven year old man, trying to refinish my inventive guitar,
    finding more motivation to get out there and play and work hard to get it together isn't easy,
    but seeing this eighty year old organist play inspires hopeful thoughts.

    And for sure, seeing a live concert with a real audience is very reassuring.
    Was this in the Glass Cathedral? I recognized the man at the end.
    A mother of a guitar player friend of mine used to watch that Christian evangelist.
    I'm seeing this building as being non-denominational, so in all heart I could attend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wljmrbill View Post
    One of the Greats we have lost. Enjoy, Am back in action and doing much better.
    Glad to see a long-standing member posting, as there have been few of these since I joined MIMF in early October.
    I am glad you are 'back in action' - was that after a health issue, or do you mean you've made progress with a musical career?

    I will make time to listen to the organ performance, and I am sure that I will enjoy it.
    Last edited by Ella Beck; Dec-18-2018 at 16:12.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ella Beck View Post
    Glad to see a long-standing member posting, as there have been few of these since I joined MIMF in early October.
    I am glad you are 'back in action' - was that after a health issue, or do you mean you've made progress with a musical career?

    I will make time to listen to the organ performance, and I am sure that I will enjoy it.
    I have had COPD,blocked arteries and anemia issues... been off oxygen for a few months.so time will tell as no cures. At my age not progress with career: not as lucky(nor as good as) as Dr. Croshier
    ....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.

    Bill

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    Yes John and organ now being rebuilt in Italy. Now belongs to the Catholic church.

    Quote Originally Posted by John Watt View Post
    Thank you for posting a new thread I can reply to,
    because this works for me on as many levels as the keyboards she has.

    First, while I've never heard of this woman, I'm sorry for your musical loss.
    I don't know if you've been following her truly long career for all of your life,
    but I know what it's like when someone you follow and try to be like leaves you alone.

    As a sixty-seven year old man, trying to refinish my inventive guitar,
    finding more motivation to get out there and play and work hard to get it together isn't easy,
    but seeing this eighty year old organist play inspires hopeful thoughts.

    And for sure, seeing a live concert with a real audience is very reassuring.
    Was this in the Glass Cathedral? I recognized the man at the end.
    A mother of a guitar player friend of mine used to watch that Christian evangelist.
    I'm seeing this building as being non-denominational, so in all heart I could attend.
    ....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.

    Bill

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    Just these few words by you open me up to more organ comments.
    I'm surprised a cathedral organ can be taken apart, all the tubes and air ducts,
    not only to be repaired but moved somewhere else. I thought they were built in.

    Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish man of wealth, who the word philanthropist was invented for,
    donated over 250 organs to churches in The United States. He donated a library here in Welland.
    If this organ is old enough, it might be one of his, but I don't know enough about these kinds of organs.
    I'd think this was too big to be a donation.
    There is still a lot of anti-Vatican sentiment in the Scottish community,
    but I like to visit Roman Catholic and Catholic churches to see the architecture and artwork.
    I'm just lucky I have nothing left to confess.

    I would have asked you what kept you away, since you came back.
    I'm very sorry about your health problems. You have my best wishes for your recovery.
    It took a long time to develop your symptoms,
    so I hope you can consider a long-term approach to eating healing foods to do that.
    In a way you're lucky, getting back to playing the organ as a sit-down instrument.
    I'm starting to worry about dislocating a knee when I play guitar.

    Here's a little, under two minute, welcome back celebration for you.


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    Thanks John.... Been on a Hypertension Diet so is healthy one and not to tasty either
    ....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.

    Bill

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    Hypertension? I'm tempted to say I heard you were starting to bite down on the Krummhorn tube,
    while you were playing, but hypertension? That's something I'm surprised any musician could get.
    Having nerves is good, it's proof you're alive.
    If theres' one thing I worry about, especially here in the Niagara Peninsula, cancer central for Canada,
    it's getting cancer.
    When I boil cranberries to make cranberry sauce I take my time in front of the oven,
    and breathe in the steam. I'm thinking it's one thing to get those anti-oxidants through my digestive system,
    but if I'm getting them through my lungs I'm infusing myself.
    Any happy thought about not getting cancer is a good one. My mother died of cancer. That was horrible.

    South Carolina. I'd be thinking about going for hike to de-stress, eating some seeds and nuts along the way.
    And when you see how all those little animals are afraid of you, you can feel like a hero.
    When I couldn't walk from a spinal injury, something I didn't do to myself,
    my father would help me to his car and go for a drive and let me sit there and look at the scenery.
    Even if the rain was coming through my window, rolling it down, it made me feel better.

    Here are my best wishes for you and your loved ones for this holiday season.
    Bay-an-uck let, blessings on you.
    The best laid plans of mice and men, are aft a gang a-gley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Watt View Post
    ... hypertension? That's something I'm surprised any musician could get.
    Having nerves is good, it's proof you're alive.

    Definition of Hypertension from Google:

    hypertension
    /hʌɪpəˈtɛnʃ(ə)n/
    noun MEDICINE


    • abnormally high blood pressure.


      • a state of great psychological stress.


    So, while having 'nerves' may be good, having 'hypertension' of any sort isn't.
    Hypertension meaning high blood pressure is a huge health concern, as it can accompany or presage strokes and heart attacks.

    Diet can lower blood pressure - here's an example of one.
    https://www.healthline.com/health/fo...blood-pressure

    It wouldn't be everybody's cup of tea but as @wljmrbill says above, it is healthy.

    Apparently listening to music does help lower blood pressure, but it depends on the tempo!
    https://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/514644_6
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    Here's a tribute to the OP organist that I discovered on YouTube & found interesting.

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