View Full Version : "Dance Improvisation for Pipe Organ" (free mp3 download)

Frederik Magle
Jul-15-2004, 20:26
Here is an improvisation I composed on the Grand Pipe Organ (116 ranks, 4 manuals) in the Danish Radio Concert Hall on June 17th, 2000 for the CD "Light on your path" (http://www.magle.dk/cds.html) (Danish title: "Lys på din vej"), where it's found as track No. 5.

Click on the "Attachment"-link above to download the MP3 (6.2 MB)

The piece is called "Dance of the Planets" (Danish: Klodernes Dans) on the CD, but I'm planning on writing another piece, using the themes, which will then have a different title. For now it's a completely "free" unprepared-for improvisation and it has a few rough ends, but overall it holds water - in my opinion. https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Specifications of the pipe organ:

84 voices, 116 ranks, approx. 6260 pipes, 4 manuals.
Compass: manuals C-a3, pedal C-g'
Action: electro-pneumatic

Grete Willer
Jul-28-2004, 23:14
Hej igen!
Det er smadder-kært af dig, at du lader os downloade så mange af dine kompositioner. "Klodernes dans" har vi jo på CD'en "Lys". Svend Bilde var gladest for nr. 9:"Forårssol". I sin tid, da vi startede med at "dyrke" dig, sendte Svend et bånd til mig med "et dansende orgel", som skulle befinde sig et sted i Jylland! Nu vil jeg finde det frem, og høre både det og dine orgelfantasier igen. Inspiration fra dig!
Godnat for i aften https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/snore.gif https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/snore.gif Grete https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smash.gif https://www.magle.dk/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smash.gif

Robert Bell
Oct-14-2008, 00:06
Really enjoyed your Planet Dance. Have you completed the piece you were going to write based on the themes? Would like a copy when available.

Kind Regards
Bob Bell

Oct-14-2008, 07:19
Very nice! thanks for posting it

Robert Bell
Apr-08-2009, 14:50
I'm giving a concert on an 87 stop 4 manual Copeman Hart in Newcastle upon Tyne on 18 April. I am playing (light) music from around the world and for the second half I will be accompanying a Buster Keaton film "The General". looking forward to it.

Apr-09-2009, 03:50
enjoyed the upbeat piece,, make a festive recessionial too. Well done as usual for you..Take Care my friend

Apr-15-2009, 20:17
Thank you so much for sharing this...It took me to another world.


Jan-03-2010, 18:39
nice staff i want to remain here!!!!!!!

Frederik Magle
Feb-10-2010, 17:29
A belated thank you to all who have commented here. Still not finished writing this down - had to be postponed because of my work on the Cantabile suite - but I will get to it :)