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Frederik Magle
Jan-30-2010, 00:31
Here is an excerpt of the beginning of "Origin" for organ, recorded on the organ in the 1000 years old Jørlunde Church (http://www.magle.dk/pipe-organ-jorlunde-church.html) - a pipe organ build and voiced after my own specifications. My "dream" organ so to speak :)

Origin is the first track on my double-album "Like a Flame" (http://www.magle.dk/album/like-a-flame.html) which will be released in the first half of November 2010 on Proprius Records. It will be available in record stores in most of the world, as well as on iTunes, Amazon, etc. More info on availability coming soon...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t_27b3KWOU
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Downloads:

Choose download format - MP3, FLAC, Apple Lossless, or uncompressed WAV (Select MP3 for smaller file size and maximum compatibility or FLAC/Apple lossless/WAV for highest sound quality (Click here for more info (http://www.magle.dk/music-forums/11285-flac-apple-lossless-uncompressed.html))):

• Click here to download an excerpt from »Origin« (MP3) (http://www.magle.dk/music-forums/../audio/jorlunde/frederik-magle-origin-excerpt-320.mp3)
(1:30 min., 3.6 MB, 320 kbps MP3 format)

Or click either of the following links to download the same excerpt in "lossless" formats (full 44.1KHz/16bit CD quality):
•• Origin for organ (WAV, 16.0 MB) (http://www.magle.dk/music-forums/../audio/jorlunde/frederik-magle-origin-excerpt.wav) •• Origin for organ (FLAC, 7.6 MB) (http://www.magle.dk/music-forums/../audio/jorlunde/frederik-magle-origin-excerpt.flac) •• Origin for organ (Apple Lossless, 7.5 MB) (http://www.magle.dk/music-forums/../audio/jorlunde/frederik-magle-origin-excerpt.m4a)

(More Lossless Audio Downloads) (http://www.magle.dk/music-forums/11285-flac-apple-lossless-uncompressed.html)

Best regards,
Frederik

wljmrbill
Jan-30-2010, 01:46
Great sound from the organ.. very nice full rounded sound. A progressive piece I assume.. Thanks for posting as I enjoyed it.

Frederik Magle
Jan-30-2010, 10:40
Thanks, Bill! Yes, the organ sounds fantastic - wait till you hear it uncompressed (the sound on youtube is somewhat compressed, but gives a decent impression).

I'm not sure if you by progressive means the style/tonality or are referring to the progression of the piece? (the video says "to be continued" in the end, but that's just a way to say this was just an excerpt). But if you mean the style, I agree that the tonality and character of the pieces on the CD can be described "progressive" in the sense they have some "sharper edges" and more free tonality than some of my other music.

Best regards,
Frederik

jhnbrbr
Feb-01-2010, 19:21
Sounds absolutely terrific - I'm sure most people would think they were listening to a much larger instrument. It's a triumph of quality over quantity. Congratulations, Frederik. Does the title "Origin" have any special significance? I'm guessing origin of the universe as the images and music have a sort of "cosmic" feel.

Contratrombone64
Feb-01-2010, 22:45
Great music, Frederik (tusind tak), I makes me want to hear what the softer stops sound like, for example delicately employed in the wonderful trio sonatas BWV 525 to 530.

Frederik Magle
Feb-02-2010, 23:05
Sounds absolutely terrific - I'm sure most people would think they were listening to a much larger instrument. It's a triumph of quality over quantity. Congratulations, Frederik. Does the title "Origin" have any special significance? I'm guessing origin of the universe as the images and music have a sort of "cosmic" feel.

Thank you! I'm so glad you consider this a triumph of quality over quantity, as that is exactly what my goal was - to create an organ with such uncompromising tonal qualities that the size in itself would be mostly irrelevant. And I do think we succeeded, Frobenius, Ole Høyer (Frobenius' voicer) and I.

"Origin" indeed has a meaning: the origin of creation. The explosion of energy necessary to create. Not "just" the universe, but also something as tiny and relatively insignificant as the explosion happening in our own minds when we are creating.

Btw, here is a high quality mp3 file with the same clip you hear in the video, but in "Hi-Fi":
http://www.magle.dk/audio/jorlunde/frederik-magle-origin-excerpt-320.mp3


Great music, Frederik (tusind tak), I makes me want to hear what the softer stops sound like, for example delicately employed in the wonderful trio sonatas BWV 525 to 530.

Thanks a lot, you're very welcome. I'm happy you like this! I will upload some more excerpts - including some with softer registrations, soon.

All the best,
Frederik