Mar 31 2012, 04:40 PM
been a bit quiet on here of late, so I thought i'd start a new topic to help our mutual improvment. What is anyone playing over the Easter period this year? I'll start the ball rolling, by saying that we don't have voluntaries for some strange reason on Easter Eve (we go as far as the gospel, then stop, its quite strange) but Easter day the morning will have the ubiquitous Widor, with the evening being our boys' first performance of Dyson in D since i sang it as a treble, blessed be the God and Father by Wesley and the voluntary being Incantation pour un Jour Saint by Langlais.
Before one or other service i'll have to make sure to fit in the beautiful 'O Filli' variations by Jeanne Demessieux
over to you...
Mar 31 2012, 06:30 PM
Mushel Toccata normally gets an airing, although this year, for Festal Evensong, I may spank Litanies instead.
Apr 1 2012, 11:52 AM
Following our local association's evening re playing French music on typical English organ, today we had an abbreviated Dubois Grand Choeur on full swell (6 stops) + superoctave played 8va below written pitch. The organ sounded as never before and I hugely enjoyed it.
Apr 1 2012, 12:57 PM
Apologies if I appear to have a one-track mind, but may I recommend the 'Carillon' from 'Six Miniatures' by Arthur Milner. It's a jolly little toccata , rather in the manner of Vierne but nowhere near as hard as some of his pieces, and like the 'Pieces en Style Libre', it can be played manuals only. As the name suggests, it is a beautifully crafted miniature, and it works as well on small organs as it does on large ones.
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