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Great organ music
« on: December 13, 2021, 02:01:16 PM »
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  • I came across this channel for an Anglican organist, and he has some really great organ work. It's surprisingly entertaining to watch him play

    "Any man who... attempts to deprive the Sacred Heart of divine worship and glory - thereby convicts himself of heresy." - Cdl. Manning

     "We can, then, say, that the soul is of as much value as the blood of a God." - St. Alphonsus Liguori, Sermon for the 2nd Sunday after Easter

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    Re: Great organ music
    « Reply #1 on: December 13, 2021, 02:58:57 PM »
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  • I found this version and it is now my favourite. 

    Da pacem Domine in diebus nostris
    Qui non est alius
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    Re: Great organ music
    « Reply #2 on: December 13, 2021, 11:28:12 PM »
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  • I found this version and it is now my favourite.


    That was magnificent
    "Any man who... attempts to deprive the Sacred Heart of divine worship and glory - thereby convicts himself of heresy." - Cdl. Manning

     "We can, then, say, that the soul is of as much value as the blood of a God." - St. Alphonsus Liguori, Sermon for the 2nd Sunday after Easter

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    Re: Great organ music
    « Reply #3 on: December 14, 2021, 12:20:26 AM »
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  • Hi,

    That first fellow's link was a nice thing to click on after just finishing our Rosary! I was looking for something to soothe my brain a bit more, and that was it.

    Thanks both of you, for posting links. 

    I will listen to the other link for the other organist tomorrow :-) Something to look forward to.
    I have known 3 or 4 very talented pipe organists, each with their own unique style, etc. I admire the skill and knowledge it takes to play such an instrument and laugh at the amount of timing and coordination it takes to master this. They all must have started young I would bet. Oh if only I had such an opportunity for music lessons!

    The first fellow is playing very nicely, and this is a beautiful piece. I cannot stand when there is extensive "pounding" going on, or just as bad, when an organist drags out the very last note of a piece for 5 minutes at the end while in full "fog-horn" mode!

    No offense to any Scottish or bagpipe fans but such notes remind me of certain bagpipe notes. (That to me is one instrument that can hurt my ears). 

    It's totally amazing how instruments are made though. There was a video I came across awhile ago of how the inner workings of a piano work and how the notes are made. What a complicated and precise bit of engineering!

    People have tried to bring out digital this, and digital that, but still, nothing compares to the sound produced from authentic instruments in places with amazing acoustics like large churches and cathedrals!

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    Re: Great organ music
    « Reply #4 on: December 14, 2021, 10:31:26 AM »
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  • This is definitely something interesting and a little different to check out if you like organ music: De Grigny's 5 organ hymns. This is played on an original French organ built in 1775 that miraculously wasn't destroyed during the revolution. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu8k63Y4kqs&list=OLAK5uy_kS6gpoSACrcPd4UUi2U8_3_Ysxbs4DQg4&index=1

    De Grigny lived in France during the same time Bach was active in Germany, and much of his work used Gregorian Chant for themes. Basically, the chant is encoded into much of the organ music. This set included the Veni Creator, Ave Maris Stella, Pange Lingua, Verbum Supernum, and A Solis Ortus. Very overtly Catholic organ music. Apparently Bach got hold of one of De Grigny's manuscripts and was very impressed with what he saw. 

    A particularly brilliant piece in this set: https://youtu.be/faa4mwOMytg


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    Re: Great organ music
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    Re: Great organ music
    « Reply #7 on: December 14, 2021, 01:54:59 PM »
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  • "Any man who... attempts to deprive the Sacred Heart of divine worship and glory - thereby convicts himself of heresy." - Cdl. Manning

     "We can, then, say, that the soul is of as much value as the blood of a God." - St. Alphonsus Liguori, Sermon for the 2nd Sunday after Easter


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    Re: Great organ music
    « Reply #8 on: December 14, 2021, 04:25:00 PM »
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  • Wow! That was superb! Phenomenal talent! That entire piece would be an amazing soundtrack bit for a movie. I would love to edit that one to fit a script if it were up to me. Thanks for posting this. 
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    Re: Great organ music
    « Reply #9 on: December 14, 2021, 05:19:58 PM »
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  • This is definitely something interesting and a little different to check out if you like organ music: De Grigny's 5 organ hymns. This is played on an original French organ built in 1775 that miraculously wasn't destroyed during the revolution.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu8k63Y4kqs&list=OLAK5uy_kS6gpoSACrcPd4UUi2U8_3_Ysxbs4DQg4&index=1

    De Grigny lived in France during the same time Bach was active in Germany, and much of his work used Gregorian Chant for themes. Basically, the chant is encoded into much of the organ music. This set included the Veni Creator, Ave Maris Stella, Pange Lingua, Verbum Supernum, and A Solis Ortus. Very overtly Catholic organ music. Apparently Bach got hold of one of De Grigny's manuscripts and was very impressed with what he saw.

    A particularly brilliant piece in this set:
    Yes! I was going to post that the last piece was my favourite before I saw your last link. I originally clicked on your first one and listened all the way through that while doing housework. It's been great! Thanks for posting.

    I also really liked the A Solis Ortus 3, 4 and 5 parts.
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    Re: Great organ music
    « Reply #10 on: December 14, 2021, 05:25:51 PM »
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  • Nice cathedral, too. I would tweak a few things, but overall very nice.
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    Re: Great organ music
    « Reply #11 on: December 14, 2021, 07:19:42 PM »
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    Anne Evergreen said: Yes! I was going to post that the last piece was my favourite before I saw your last link. I originally clicked on your first one and listened all the way through that while doing housework. It's been great! Thanks for posting.


    You're welcome! 
    Thinking of a few more... Johann Pachelbel is known today as a "one hit wonder" with the Canon in D, but the reality is that he wrote quite a bit more, and much of it is quite different from that piece. Here is a nice album of his organ music  played on an original 1741 organ in Germany:  


     



    A few highlights from this: 

    Ciacona in F minor: very beautiful  https://youtu.be/BtohlKzr3jE?t=1793


    Also, this little fugue that sounds like a jig and also manages to have a theme that sounds a little like that old nursery rhyme "pop goes the weasel" :  https://youtu.be/BtohlKzr3jE?t=2598




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    Re: Great organ music
    « Reply #12 on: December 14, 2021, 07:30:18 PM »
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  • This is definitely something interesting and a little different to check out if you like organ music: De Grigny's 5 organ hymns. This is played on an original French organ built in 1775 that miraculously wasn't destroyed during the revolution.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu8k63Y4kqs&list=OLAK5uy_kS6gpoSACrcPd4UUi2U8_3_Ysxbs4DQg4&index=1

    De Grigny lived in France during the same time Bach was active in Germany, and much of his work used Gregorian Chant for themes. Basically, the chant is encoded into much of the organ music. This set included the Veni Creator, Ave Maris Stella, Pange Lingua, Verbum Supernum, and A Solis Ortus. Very overtly Catholic organ music. Apparently Bach got hold of one of De Grigny's manuscripts and was very impressed with what he saw.

    A particularly brilliant piece in this set:
    I have always been fond of de Grigny's Veni Creator. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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    Re: Great organ music
    « Reply #13 on: December 14, 2021, 08:26:05 PM »
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  • Not music. But interesting and relevant nonetheless. I had no idea just how ancient pipe organs are.

    "Any man who... attempts to deprive the Sacred Heart of divine worship and glory - thereby convicts himself of heresy." - Cdl. Manning

     "We can, then, say, that the soul is of as much value as the blood of a God." - St. Alphonsus Liguori, Sermon for the 2nd Sunday after Easter

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    Re: Great organ music
    « Reply #14 on: December 15, 2021, 11:30:47 PM »
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  • This is a good one. I can't help but think the organist has a passing resemblance to Bashar al Assad, though :laugh1:

    "Any man who... attempts to deprive the Sacred Heart of divine worship and glory - thereby convicts himself of heresy." - Cdl. Manning

     "We can, then, say, that the soul is of as much value as the blood of a God." - St. Alphonsus Liguori, Sermon for the 2nd Sunday after Easter