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Soubasse

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Los Endos worked pretty well for me on the organ. I've used the last few minutes of that at the cathedral before. Always loved His Banksness keyboard work.

As for Yes, well ... with me, anything's fair game (especially their tracks that actually use pipe organ, and there are quite a few). I've had plenty of their charts blazing from gallery pipes before. Saw them (and met them) in Melbourne a few years ago - best show ever. Wakeman is still one of classic rock's best ever players. Agree 1000% with you QFE about the musicianship of those guys, no-one's really come close since (not for my ears anyway).

I'm still happily using my GMedia M-Tron for all those superb sounds, does the job nicely.
 

Ghekorg7 (Ret)

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Cheers guys. Glad you liked the link. Panos, I saw Yes at the NEC in Birmingham. Quite a staggering performance. The had their rotating stage and swapped between band members old and new depending on the song being performed. The level of musicianship all round was of the highest order and sadly, not something I've seen since in a 'pop' group.

On the subject of Tony Banks, I have been toying with the idea of doing a Genesis arrangement for recitals; 'Firth of Fith' seems to be the most likely candidate at the moment. The only thing that puts me off is the fact that recital goers probably wouldn't 'get it' unless they were Genesis fans :-( Still, if I do it, I'll let you know how I get on.

Lucky you QFE ! Ah... the rotating stage... One of the best concepts to the delight of the audience.
Firth of Fith. DO IT !!! get it or not, just DO IT. They will like it anyway. The tune speaks fot itself.

Cheers to that !
Panos:cheers:
 

QFE

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The instrument across the way

This is a recording of the William Drake instrument that I rehearse on.

Hopefully, the attachment works - not tried it before. If it does, it is a recording done using the 'memo' feature on my iphone as an experiment. The performance is cold, so there are a couple of small splurges. the action sounds a little loud as the phone was on the bench next to me.
 

QFE

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Still not got around to Firth of Fifth, Panos... a job for lazy summer days I think!
 

Ghekorg7 (Ret)

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Still not got around to Firth of Fifth, Panos... a job for lazy summer days I think!

Hi QFE !:)

Just got your previous attachment, I'll listen tomorow morning with my coffe to have a good stimulation for the day's running....

Lazy summer days need that kinda treatment !:grin:
I can wait till next Autumn, the good thing comes late we say in Greece and 90% we're right !!:rolleyes:


Have fun !
Panos
 

Ghekorg7 (Ret)

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Great sound indeed QFE !
And enjoyed your playing too !

Sorry, I post late about,,,,hmmm
I like it as it is very alive, like being there with you. Can iPhone be responsible for this?
 

GoneBaroque

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:)Thanks :tiphat:, Bill.

For it's relatively small size, it does deliver a good punch ... the reeds may be slightly brash for some, but I had them voiced that way, as I like a "nasty" sounding reed when the box is open. The reeds are the first rank just inside the swell shades.

I see what you mean about the reeds. Love them! :)

Rob
 

QFE

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Great sound indeed QFE !
And enjoyed your playing too !

Sorry, I post late about,,,,hmmm
I like it as it is very alive, like being there with you. Can iPhone be responsible for this?

Likewise, sorry for the late post! Cheers for the positive replies G7 and CT64. The recording quality is very good considereing the iphone is a multi-function device. Now if only it had a stereo mic input... that would be interesting.

Still not got around to Firth of Fifth - too much music work! - not that I'm complaining given the way things are in GB at the moment.
 

Metzner

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Hi FinnViking
I dont know what is better: this wonderful organ piece or your interpretation. Both magnificent. Not to forget the organ by Grönlund ( sorry - never heard, but a powerful instrument ).
I am quite new in this forum, but I get a big respect from now on. Absolutely professional. Well I know some pieces of Batiste, but I will seek for this one.
Best greetings from Bavaria
Uli Metzner
 
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Nikam

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This is a recording of the William Drake instrument that I rehearse on.

Hopefully, the attachment works - not tried it before. If it does, it is a recording done using the 'memo' feature on my iphone as an experiment. The performance is cold, so there are a couple of small splurges. the action sounds a little loud as the phone was on the bench next to me.

Loved the recording QFE. Thank you. What a beautiful sounding instrument. Which church is it in and where?
 

John Watt

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Hey hey hey! What's going on here? I have a lot of difficulty, mostly a total lack of knowledge and experience, about pipe organs.
But, what do I see here, a discussion about Rick Wakeman, Tony Banks, Yes and Genesis, uh, art-rock? progressive rock? back then.
I understand, so please, let me add, while I enjoy both, the Yes album "Relayer" with Patrick Moraz on keys is by far my favorite.
When I saw Yes in Buffalo after Rick Wakeman returned, the first time, they did "Gates of Delerium" off the "Relayer" album,
Steve Howe did my favorite section on double steel guitar, the slower part, not doing the complex, multi-layered keyboarding of Patrick Moraz.
Whether that shows any ivory dominance, I don't know, even the ivory trade being something I'm not sure about, any more.

But I came here to ask about the church organ in Salt Lake City that is featured with The Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
I attended enough meetings to not only listen, but sing along, so I feel musically attuned.
Is this organ anything that is noted in the real world of organs, is there some stigma members here can't overcome?
I know in Germany the Mormon church has been delisted as a religion and was legislated as a cult.
So international members here might have more strident opinions than my own.
This is about the organ, however.
I'm sure they spent lots and lots and a Lot of salts of the earth monies.
 

John Watt

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Yes, this is way more than I expected, making me a magle.dk fan all over again.
Thank you, thank you very much!
 

jharmon2

New member
If I may add, I would like to share a file that was recorded at my church during a worship service. This was recorded onto my laptop via the radio broadcast we have. (No, I'm not playing it. Our organist is). The organ is miced pretty close using an Altec Lansing hanging microphone, which is also used for the choir. You can somewhat hear the pastor singing here, but he's not singing loud for some reason.

Our organ is a 1937 Moller, which was upgraded in 1960 to something else, and then upgraded again in 1996 to a Berlheinz, (built by the Lima Pipe Organ Company from Lima, Ohio). It's obviously pieced together. It's got two manuals, so it's a pretty small organ

The console is the one from the original organ. It doesn't have stop knobs, but tongues, much like a theater organ.

The organ needs new leather and a new blower.

Here's our chancel with the facade in the background. The console is on the very right.
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It's currently not being played because our organist has fibromyalgia and we have a guest pianist from another church.
 

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wljmrbill

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Pretty Fascade in a smaller chruch. Not sure about your organ or perhaps it is the registration being used.. Sounds alittle heavy/muddy to me. Then again 2 upgrades it may have lost its alot in translation so to speak.
 

jharmon2

New member
However, it is being recorded off of the radio into Logic, but the sound system we had at the time was about 50 years old as well. That was all changed within the past three months when we installed a whole brand new one.

But yeah. It could use a lot of improvements. We're so thankful to have one though.
 

wljmrbill

Active member
very true..just to have a pipe organ is getting to be a rare deal. Yes the recording equip etc has a great affect on the sound outcome. Take care nad good luck with your instrument.
 
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