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.
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,
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