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Geno

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I used to love playing the organ at work....Yes, I'm serious! We had a chapel in the building. Great acoustics & great fun...... My boss frowned on it. He said that "Jesus" was in the chapel. That always made me smirk. I think the big guy upstairs certainly wouldn't be offended by my tunes.....slightly off tune and loud as they are! Geoff Downes I am not............
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Johan, What is your favorite piece of "church music"? 

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 Mea culpa, friends. That's what I get for surfing the GB during a meeting instead of paying attention. Honestly, I knew the topic was prone to inadverent innuendo, and I tried really hard ...

   ... er, I mean, it was morning, see, the stroke of ...

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Iz OK,RCT,yoo verry smart man,
Beside,Drazen wuz jus having funn.
Jadwiga burrow Thesoreus anyway an she have Samonella.

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I really love a lot of church music,MK, from common hymn to oratorio,it's the melodic content,but it's also the voicing of the chords and the placement of bass pedal notes against (or with)the melody in the chords.You really cannot go wrong with J.S.Bach, but one of the most moving and beautiful pieces for me is Stabat Mater, this one by Pergolesi . It is a gorgeous,atmospheric choral piece that is simultaneously achingly tingly and powerful. The best recording of it,for my money, is on the Amadeus soundtrack.
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The best recording of it,for my money, is on the Amadeus soundtrack.

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that soundtrack, was just listening to that when this topic came up. I vote for Mozart's Mass in C minor from that same disc...very powerful.

While we're on the subject of J.S. Bach, I've always enjoyed Passacaglia & Fugue also in C Minor and best when performed on a cathedral pipe organ.

Ever hear Trans Siberian Orchestra's take on "Requiem"?




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I remember seeing Yes a couple of years back @ the Royal Albert Hall, & I thought during Awaken they might run up the steps & fire up that big old pipe organ.. sadly not..  that would have been something. The 'resonance' from those 32' pedal pipes - cant beat that! Really moves the air...

GD dropped a nice bit of Widor's Tocatta into his contrib to 'Drama' - now that was 'nice..' (in a Fast Show Stylee) - any chance of dropping that into the set?! Machine Messiah, the track is..

Tull used to take a 'portative pipe organ' on tour.. one for ICON, perhaps.. mind you these days with sampling techniques you get pretty damn close - not like those 'reedy' elecy organs of the old days..

Church Organists are usually pronounced pagans, in my experience! e.g., my good friend & former dentist Tony Hancock (no, really..) My old man sacked a few in his day - especially the guy who used to play with his knuckles rather than using his digits.


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While we're on the subject of J.S. Bach, I've always enjoyed Passacaglia & Fugue also in C Minor and best when performed on a cathedral pipe organ.



I loved the 2002 movie Solaris, and had to watch the original 1972 version, Ich Ruf Zu Dir is the theme for the original movie, its beautiful. Breaking the Waves has Siciliana in it...its one of my fave movies, hard to watch without crying Siciliana stayed with me for a long time after that movie.
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On the Pagan tack--when he walks into a church, my brother is completely at home--he knows exactly what to do,who does what,how everything works,etc. You could say he should do,he's done it all his life,but it amazes me,how he's just a fish in water,when other people are awkward, fumbling, ignorant,gawping ---even terrified. It's like me being backstage at my own show,I suppose.
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beky and sammy's favorite church moment was having their 'oinkle john' sing church songs with them.. as their mum led the music team.

church rules and yaaaa jesus!!!


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