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Subject:Another New Member
Time:09:56 am
Name: Andrew
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Principal instrument (and voice part if applicable): Organ (also a pianist, trombonist and tenor voice-type-person)
Favorite piece: O Magnum Mysterium, Morten Lauridsen

Well here I am, another newbie to the community, and an organist no less! Are there any others floating around out there?

Looking forward to getting to know you all!
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pianoman06
Subject:WELCOME
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Time:2005-12-02 09:25 am (UTC)
Hey Welcome Andrew! I'm Scott... and i'm a pianist,Saxophonist,Bassoonist, and tenor Voice part... i'm a co moderator here w/ Musicvirtuoso... but he hasn't been on in ages... ANYWAY... i LOVE organ... i played organ at my church for a few years, but i don't have one at home... So its really hard for me to study... They're not exactly cheap either... I didn't feel like getting one of those little Toy ones... w/ only like 10 pedals... The one they have at church is amazing... it's a Rogers, Full Foot pedals, 3 keyboards, presets, some of the most incredible stops i've seen... And there's a synth there too thats got 2000 effects on it... But anyway... I think organ is amazing without frills. what are some of your favorite pieces?
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rampant_wonder
Subject:Re: WELCOME
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Time:2005-12-02 10:42 am (UTC)
Thanks for the welcome. It's always nice to run into someone else who enjoys the organ. Speaking of which (just because I'm an organist and love to talk about it), I'm the only paid organ scholar in Manitoba and happen to get the biggest instrument in the province to use. It's a 1912 Canadian Organ Company (refurbished and added to by Hill, Norman & Beard in the 1960's) four-manual, full pedal-board, 62 speaking stops over 67 ranks beast. I LOVE it!

Playing the organ and having something like a Bach prelude and fugue all come together and work just right is a feeling like nothing else... It's absolutely incredible.

As far as favourite pieces go, I have, as do many organists, a love affair with Bach's writing. (My memory is failing me on the BWV numbers, I'm sorry.) I love the 'Fantasia in G', 'Prelude & Fugue in A Minor' and, because it's Christmas, the tenor chorus from 'Wachet Auf'. I really enjoy Boëllmann's 'Suite Gothique' for the sheer fun of playing it. (That and it sounds terribly impressive and audiences love it.) A lot of Liszt's organ writing is beastly difficult but absolutely fantastic. Who doesn't love Franck's chorales?

Let's face it. I love everything to do with the organ. Even climbing through the pipes and walking on wobbly boards to get into the solo box to fix an out of tune oboe... I love it.
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