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#1 mrbouffant

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 11:18

Shall I attempt it?.....


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Posted 18 August 2015 - 11:35

Why not? Go for it!
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#3 mrbouffant

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 11:36

I'm scared. It's been 8 years since my last Dip and the cost is fairly hefty at 420 quid.


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Posted 18 August 2015 - 13:26

You'll regret not going for it...


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#5 mrbouffant

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 13:44

I'll certainly regret not passing !

 

Is it better to try and fail or not to try at all ?


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Posted 18 August 2015 - 14:15

Have a go !  I suppose it depends whether you feel you can confidently play a recital of the listed repertoire.  Good luck !  :goodLuck:  


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Posted 18 August 2015 - 14:18

The listed repertoire is pitifully small for FTCL organ. I think they encourage programme-building. I have the following programme approved:

 

Hindemith - Sonata 1

Franck - Chorale 3

J.S.Bach - Prelude and Fugue in B Minor BWV 544

Langlais - FĂȘte

 

What do you think?


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Posted 18 August 2015 - 15:06

All a bit too difficult for me!  But the B Minor is my favourite Bach, and the Franck is a great piece. I'm  not a Hindemith fan though.  It should work Ok as a programme.  


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Posted 18 August 2015 - 16:18

The listed repertoire is pitifully small for FTCL organ. I think they encourage programme-building. I have the following programme approved:

 

Hindemith - Sonata 1

Franck - Chorale 3

J.S.Bach - Prelude and Fugue in B Minor BWV 544

Langlais - FĂȘte

 

What do you think?

 Sounds as though you've already decided to do it!

 

When will it happen?


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#10 Deborah

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 18:06

FTCL before or after the FRCO? ;)


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Posted 18 August 2015 - 18:20

I've had about 8 FT programmes approved since I did LTCL in 2005, so having another one lined up is no guarantee of an attempt!

 

I am under time pressure since I am retiring soon from organ playing and I thought it might be nice to go out with a bang.

 

For the same reason, FRCO = never !!


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Posted 19 August 2015 - 07:52

Wow, you have 8 programmes?  Wonderful!  Obviously, you have always wanted / intended to take the exam, haven't you?   I guess the time has come to take a deep breath and go for it! 

Best of luck, I am sure you (kind of) enjoy the challenge and the preparation for such an occasion!


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Posted 19 August 2015 - 08:29

Thanks zizi. There were some overlaps, e.g. the Hindy 1 has been on all of them I think (he suits my playing style & temperament).

 

The Langlais is a recent addition. I can't believe it took me 3 months to learn a 5 minute piece - but then again if you can only practice for 1-2 hours a week, it does make it difficult. It is a lot of fun to play and to listen to - lots of good versions on YouTube as well which makes preparation a little easier.


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Posted 19 August 2015 - 10:32

I've had about 8 FT programmes approved since I did LTCL in 2005, so having another one lined up is no guarantee of an attempt!

 

I am under time pressure since I am retiring soon from organ playing and I thought it might be nice to go out with a bang.

 

For the same reason, FRCO = never !!

 

Sorry to hear that you are retiring from organ playing, although you did hint at this once before. 

Is it just a withdrawal from playing for services, or do you think you will give up the instrument altogether?

I agree it would be good to out with a blast. :)


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Posted 20 August 2015 - 15:33

FWIW, OH suggested a different order - Bach, Hindemith, Franck, Langlais :).


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