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Friday Night Organ and Clavier Book III
Last week we looked at books I and II and they were excellent--this week we have the third one which is often referred to as the German Organ Mass and in fact that is EXACTLY how many performers approach this. ENJOY! YES the mighty Flentrop of Duke University Chapel. Yes I know the first 14 minutes is the organist babbling on--if you don't want to listen to him just skip past to 14:00.
Magnificent! We cannot lose the great musical ingenuity of our European heritage. I've collaborated with only 1 exemplary keyboardist/synth player in my musical life. I lost touch with him a few years ago. This (albeit long) clip is great to see. Later on when I've got more time I'll watch & listen from start to finish. This clip also reminds me of the beat up organ my great grandmother had in her home that I would entertain myself with when I was little. It fascinated me. It was no where near as complex as the organ in this video, but was intimidating enough at the time.
Time for me to start over & get another double-neck electric guitar! It was part of my arsenal in the jamming days ( I had to sell it along with thousands of dollars of other music gear and work tools along the years 😫).
-Good find TEG
Thanks rsutt2020 I've been doing this every week for over two years now. I haven't seen it yet but Uly is archiving all this stuff. Next week will be a real treat Book IV known as the Goldberg variations and I'm going to stick on the trios which are again designed as instructional works for his boys.
The Flentrop in the recording above was installed in 1979 and cost two million bucks. I generally like Flentrop but my Favorites are Marcussen & Son and Metzler & son. OK OK and Jurgen Ahrend.