Tagged: Organ Music
- 2017-10-13 at 12:01 PM#629681+4
Thank God M52 has returned safe and healthy. Tonight’s performance is dedicated to him. This is a joyous occasion so I wanted some music to reflect that. Trying to find “cheerful” “Jubilant” German organ music is a tough call so instead we will call upon our old friends the French–they can take jubilance to extravagant heights. As a result I will limit it to a pair of works, I don’t know how much jubilance everyone can tolerate. (And to Zarathrusta: Before you take me to task, let me preempt your critique; yes I know “Jubilate Deo” is a common German musical idiom, but I couldn’t find one I liked as much as the French music below; hard for a German to say that believe me.)
First out of gate is Louis Marchand February 1669 – February 1732. Marchand was a child prodigy and quickly established himself as one of the best known French virtuosi of his time. He worked as organist of numerous churches and, for a few years, at the French court. Marchand had a violent temperament and an arrogant personality, and his life was filled with scandals, publicized and widely discussed both during his lifetime and after his death. Despite his fame, few of his works survive to this day, and those that do almost all date from his early years such as his Grand Jeu En Ut Majeur This particular performance is awesome–turn up that sound! (Dom Bedos Organ in St Croix, Bordeaux; Jens Korndörfer, Organ)
Next up for those whose hearing is still intact is Andre Raison 1640 – 1719 was a French Baroque composer and organist. During his lifetime he was one of the most famous French organists and an important influence on French organ music. He published two collections of organ works, in 1688 and 1714. The first contains liturgical music intended for monasteries and a preface with information on contemporary performance practice. The second contains mostly noëls (variations on Christmas carols). Below is his “Offerte Du Cinquime Ton – “Le-VIVI LE-Roy Des Parisiens, from the former collection.2017-10-13 at 12:11 PM#629690+2
Both excellent pieces. Andre Raison just made my day. I have it on full blast. Thanks, Pete.2017-10-13 at 1:51 PM#629759+2
Yes the German’s may have coined “Jubliate Deo” but I approve of your selection regardless as I am not sure your true German really understands the meaning. Celebrations, jubilation, Joie de Vivre, might be the only thing the French do well. Other than surrender.2017-10-13 at 1:52 PM#629760+2
Great thing about MGTOW: I am going to enjoy this performance with a glass of Pinot Noir and some wacky tabacky, honouring a man I know only from his posts who I will likely never meet.2017-10-13 at 7:47 PM#629984+2
I won’t forget.2017-10-13 at 10:48 PM#630182+1
My bother!2017-10-14 at 1:39 AM#630283+1
Thumbs skyward.2018-01-04 at 7:23 PM#708785+1
Organ music is what I use to test my systems. The cool part of Organ music is that you REALLY need to be able to know Mechanics and Music all at the same time.
The Electronic version just does not do justice. The Sound and the vibrations is just amazing.
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