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 Post subject: Postlude in C Major
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:30 am 
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Here's a piece I wrote for the organ. Just love the tone of the Hauptwerk St. Annes Moseley, really need headphones to get the full effect of this organ. Someday I hope to upgrade though, because it is actually a smaller organ.

Piece is in the baroque style, don't know if that comes across or not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoGE913eafs

Recorded last weekend, comments are welcome.


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 Post subject: Re: Postlude in C Major
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Hi again, Riley.

That was a nice video! I like the three views. You know I'm not good at commenting on Bach, or even the organ in general. But this piece sounded nice because it's not very long....the organ sound doesn't bother me on short pieces. Regarding the piece, sometimes the chord progressions sound a little odd to me. Like I'm not sure they should go the way they go. But at least it makes it interesting. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Postlude in C Major
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Hi Monica,

Thanks for listening! Yes, I think the syncing issues were not as bad as my first video attempting three parts, the Bach BWV 721. I think Heather made a good point somewhere here saying that organ kind of disconnects you from expression, what you get as a piano player. I kind of like that though, expression isn't as important to me as all the right notes. I guess Beethoven would disagree didn't he say if one plays wrong notes its bad but without passion is inexcusable! Regarding the harmony, I'm a huge fan of quick harmonic turns, so glad it keeps it interesting, if not as.. Predictable as could be, so to speak.
By the way happy Palm Sunday!

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What a nice and cheerful piece ! I also think that some sequences sound a bit twee (or call it unusual) but some of it is really good.
Very relaxed just to fill in the pedal part with one hand. If I had the space for it I would consider a virtual organ too. It would have to be a two-manual job with a separate foot pedal board though, so as not to lose the expressive connection with the organ ;-)

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 Post subject: Re: Postlude in C Major
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What a nice and cheerful piece !


Glad it registered in your mind that way, I'll take that as a compliment; as I usually write gloomy dismal pieces -- as you know :lol:

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Very relaxed just to fill in the pedal part with one hand


love the sound of that 16' diapason. The only problem here is that unless you are wearing good headphones in a quiet room, I think it i hard to hear.

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If I had the space for it I would consider a virtual organ too.


Why not? I don't think it would take up nearly as much space as a grand, ofc without the elegance of a traditional wood console, just a barebones organ for recording.

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It would have to be a two-manual job with a separate foot pedal board though, so as not to lose the expressive connection with the organ ;-)


An expressive connection, and it keeps you on your toes. I was cheating with the LH playing what should've been foot work :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Postlude in C Major
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Interesting harmonic inflections at times and quite enjoyable. I'm wondering why didn't you use flats instead of sharps though, since the last cadence is a F minor chord (4 flats), and the chord progressions leading up to there are in that general area!


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 Post subject: Re: Postlude in C Major
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Thanks for listening Jonathan. I suppose I am more of sharps guy than flats. I just thought if I made whole piece f minor it would be harder to play than if I just kept it in C maj/A min all the way throughout. I once gave David a piece of mine, in 6 sharps and he said he could learn it, but that it would take much longer than if just in C.

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