Wishing everyone to whom it means something, a very 'Happy Easter'! Enjoy the music, the eggs and the springtime ....... unless of course you're 'down under', in which case your eggs might be hidden under a carpet of leaves! :grin:
Have recently been watching Vincent Dubois on YouTube, and am curious to know the process(es) used to enable organists of his calibre to perform vast tracts of music totally from memory. Anyone got some theories ...... or knowledge?
I was fortunate enough to 'sit-in' on a couple of improvisation workshops with Sietze de Vries a few days ago and also to attend a concert where he was improvising. Wonderful!
A link here from youtube:
Unfortunately the other two links I posted turned out...
Robert Bennesh, guide and organist, features in a series of 8 videos entitled 'Great Organs of Malmo', compiled as part of his Master's thesis at Malmo Academy of Music.
These are links to only two of the videos...
Here Willem van Twillert plays 'Pie Jesu' as an organ solo:
and here, on the same organ, he plays 'Festival Postlude in C' by Cuthbert Harris, and speaks about the registration set-up:
Having been asked unexpectedly recently to play for a funeral, my first for some years, the minister's parting shot was, "No Bach"! Got me wondering as to what (or should I say 'whose') music others currently consider to be suitable, though undoubtedly that will be influenced by the intended...
Doubtless many forum members will have been born in the country where they continue to live, but for those who live in foreign countries, why have you become domiciled there - or are you just passing through?
Will be spending a few days in Sweden during the summer in the region of Harnosand on the Baltic coast and will be taking my organ shoes! Does anyone have knowledge of pipe organs in that region and the best person to contact in each case? The only site for possible contact that I've found so...