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Dietrich Who?

A day or so ago, I mentioned that while taking a road trip, I was looking forward to listening to some of the works of Dietrich Buxtehude. One of my buddies left a comment, Dietrich who? I responded personally but … Continue reading

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Throwing It Way Back

My favorite composer is Dietrich Buxtehude and there is nothing like some pipe organ music during Holy Week. Since Buxtehude died in 1707, we are throwing this way back on this Thursday. Praeludium in E Minor, BuxWV 143 “Prelude in … Continue reading

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Sunday Pipes #23

Going back to Chris Paraskevopoulos again. 2010 Rehearsal at St Francis of Assisi at Rhodes Catholic Cathedral. The Cathedral is a huge church with an acoustic delay of 6 seconds!, and the marvelous Pinchi organ sounds very well, marvelous. Adagio … Continue reading

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Sunday Pipes #22

As previously mentioned, one of my favorite composers is Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707). This video is of Jens Korndoerfer playing The Prelude in D during the first round of the 2008 Canadian International Organ Competition. The organ is a 1961 Rudolf von Beckerath … Continue reading

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Sunday Pipes #14

A beautiful rendition of Metallica’s  classic  “Nothing Else Matters”  by Dr. Helen Ingram. I found humor in one of the comments that note the fire extinguisher is there in case the organ catches fire while playing Metallica in church. It appears … Continue reading

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Sunday Pipes #15

  For those that appreciate the King of Instruments, the sound of a Wurlitzer Organ is instantly recognizable.   Here is a little history of the theatre and the organ itself. From 2009 highlighting the Theatre’s Chief Organist Bob Baker … Continue reading

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Sunday Pipes #12

This is definitely not fake news regarding Russia. (sorry, I couldn’t help myself). Dr. Carol Gordon having some fun during a rehearsal.  Watch until the end. Dr. Carol knows she nailed it. I’m embarrassed to note that I cannot name … Continue reading

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Sunday Pipes #11

After a somewhat rousing piece last week, I thought I would look for something a little more relaxing. Not much information was available about this, but the music fits the bill.  

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Sunday Pipes #10

Tocatta only, with a little drama. I couldn’t describe it better myself. . . From the video notes: Tabernacle Organist, Richard Elliott, performs an eerie rendition of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Toccata in D Minor” with the Salt Lake Tabernacle pipe organ, … Continue reading

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Sunday Pipes #8

Here is a treat. Dr, Carol Williams playing the Gallery Organ at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. Not exactly a piece you would expect to hear in a cathedral, but hey, life is full of fun surprises. You … Continue reading

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