Dear Sir Frederik...

rocketmanallen

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I offer this up as proof of my work. It's a complex machine, belts, motors and pullies...a work in progress, but a work that Sir Frederik would be proud to be associated with.
 

rocketmanallen

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Mr. rocketmanallen and our host Sir Frederik

This is exactly how I read your entry Mr. rocketmanallen, the expression "Sir"
because he deserves it. There was no illmannered tone or sarcasm or irony in it.

I hope I did not step on anyones toes here. I just never knew of or heard of anyone who played the pipe organ and made a professional career out of it.

The size of the pipe organ as a musical instrument is incredible and it must almost be art, the instrument itself. It has to be the biggest instrument in music at all, no matter style except perhaps for music done by nature itself. I relate a pipe organ to a church where psalms are sung every sunday, and whatching the images of pipe organs on the site, made me think (perhaps rather naive): How does one exercise ones skills at home?

Of course Frederik plays the piano as well and a traditional organ, I would assume. He probably composes music on the piano, and then translate it for the pipe organ. A lot of great jazz musicians no matter what 1. instrument they have, compose their music using a piano or some keyboard, for instance my favourite jazz guitarist the englishman John McLaughlin, who also composes classical music for a symphony orchestra, where the acoustic guitar is the leading instrument. Check out this link www.johnmclaughlin.com or his album from Universal Music, France 2003 "Thieves & Poets" with the classical orchestra: I Pommeriggi Musicali di Milano.

Beside this, as a guy who does not play any instrument at all, have no education in music, but simply adore music and know that music itself has a theraputic effect as well, I have always looked up to/favoured scollered musicians no matter whether they play rock, blues, jazz, classical music or any other form of or ethnic style of music.

In world jazz the competition among jazz musicians since Miles Davis appeared on the jazz scene in the USA during the 1940/50´s, has been very tough. In the USA they have two education centers for musicians known throughout the world: 1) The Julliard School of Music - mostly for classical music, solo instruments, and some of these geniuses, we all have heard of who can play from the age of three or so and conduct a symphony orchestra from the age of eight. 2) The Berkeley School of Music, where most american and foreign musicians in jazz want to study.

Looking at the career of Frederik Magle, one can only say: Astonishing, incredible, awesome, a genuine TALENT who early in life found his main interest for his life and later after studying for hours on end, year after year made a professional career out of it. I can only remove my hat from my head in total appreciation of Frederik, and I believe Mr. rocketmanallen, this is exactly what you did, when you entered the distingquished "Sir" in front of Frederik, who also had the time, the knowledge and the pleasure in making of this website for everyone concerned.

In England they give titles like "Sir" or "Dame" to musicians, actors etc. etc. who made a huge impact worldwide on people. We don´t do this officially in Denmark, but perhaps we should.

Best regards to the both of you,
intet-at-tabe


Rather actually, no. If The "Queen" wishes to entitle a person with "Sir" thats fine by me...on the other hand, if I myself choose to entitle a person with "Sir" thats of my own accord and none of her damn business.
 

jeane

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Dear Mr. Magle.
For a few days I entered your website and I'm very interested in your music. I'm studying organ music at university, so I try to find some scores. One of your music-pieces - "Light on your path" - it's wonderful. Do you have it's pdf file? I would like to try playing it.
Please, you could write me on [email protected] THANK YOU
 

Frederik Magle

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Dear Mr. Magle.
For a few days I entered your website and I'm very interested in your music. I'm studying organ music at university, so I try to find some scores. One of your music-pieces - "Light on your path" - it's wonderful. Do you have it's pdf file? I would like to try playing it.
Please, you could write me on [email protected] THANK YOU

Hi Jeane, I'm in the middle of finishing the 3rd movement of a work that will be performed on June 10th, but I will try to get back yo you as soon as possible.

Regards,
Frederik
 

jeane

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Mr. Magle, and what about the "Cantabile"? It's great and wonderful piece, too. I would be glad, if you can send me .pdf file. :)
Your sincerely
Jeane
 

John Watt

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Not sex, but boat-watching. During a long distance bike-hike, I stopped at the observation deck at the top of the Thorold locks, not knowing it was the first day of the shipping season. There was a man looking around 40, much taller than my six feet, very burly, with scruffy curly blonde hair, who I thought looked babyish. When he approached me where I was sitting, I thought my meditation was going to take a hit.

But he asked me if I saw a boat coming up riding along the canal, and I had to say no. He looked downcast. I asked if he was waiting for someone, but he said he was from Niagara Falls and there to see some boats. They're always impressive, but I get more of a kick getting into the locks and letting my hand touch the boats as they pass, more of a strange sensation than you might think. The boats are built to fit these locks so tightly they are less than six inches from the sides. Sometimes, I'm letting the palm of my hand rest on the boat, the moving wall of steel, and I can't feel it moving.

This gentleman got chatty, starting to talk about music and singing some parts, rolling up his sleeves. This threw me off. I didn't know what to think, especially about the parts he was singing. I asked him if he was a musician and he said he was an organist playing pipes in a church, his job. Suddenly, I was thinking Corno Dolce, and warmed up to him right away. He asked if I wanted to sit in his car and listen to a tape he made, so I said sure. I could have become reluctant, but when I saw the music, banking and other papers on the seat and scattered around the back, I felt at home. The next thing you know we're sitting there in the sun, pipe sounds blaring a little with windows down, him punctuating the air with his fingers and singing along, sometimes, while I just sat and thought this is going to be one of my favorite rest stops for the day.

Because Corno Dolce became an interior email friend right away when I signed up here, I have some knowledge of classical pipe works, and kept up a credible conversation, along with my own musical thoughts and singing some phased in parts like Jimi would have done, and adding trails of notes to what I heard as an empty passage.

The boat was gone, the man and woman who pulled up in different cars and sat together, talking, talking loudly, then the woman crying and the man leaving, were both gone. We went through two cassette sides, but no boats. But this didn't make it an empty passage. My heart was full in a pipe organ kinda way. Not navigation sounding for depth, but pipe organs sounding my mind. That buzzy, distorted and raunchy chord sound, gnarling and gnashing at you. Jimi, I should have listened to Wagner when you talked about him in the 60's, and took that picture of you playing an electric organ, squinting with that ciggie smoke in your eyes, more seriously.
All Deference For Our Musical Host of Hosts, Jubal.
as always, John Watt.
 
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