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dai bread wrote:...But there's no acknowledgement that the experiment's basic premise is flawed. As Piq said, they should repeat it in some leisure place like a park.
navneeth wrote:Hey, people! I had the opportunity to listen to an organ (live) for the first time this past Saturday. It was a line-up of works composed/transcribed for the organ in the 18th century. The organist was Richard Marlow, Emeritus Organist and Director of Music, Trinity College, Cambridge Univ.
Listening to BWV 565 was an amazing experience! At the high points it drowned out the sounds of the heavy traffic from the road.
The images below contain the programme info. and specs of the instrument for the geeks out there.
Trumpetmaster wrote:Nothing compares to listening to the power of an Organ Live!
Shapley wrote:I am green with envy!
jamiebk wrote:I may have related this story before and if so, my apologies...When I was in college Westminster College in New WIlmington, PA the school had a massive and hugely expensive pipe organ in the auditorium. Being a Liberal Arts school, there was a very good music program and "organ" was a major. Most of the time the students practiced on smaller pipe or electric organs in the Chapel (Presbyterian affiliated college) or music center room. However, the seniors got to use the big boy. Their "final exam" was Widor's tocatta and they practiced often. My greatest joy between classes was slipping in the back of the auditorium to listen to the rehearsals. WOW...that organ had some real power and the music just echoed off the acoustic walls. Virgil Fox played there while I was attending school and what an experience that was.
a magnificent Ruffatti Organ that was hand crafted in Padua, Italy and installed in Davies Symphony Hall for the 1983-84 season. The customized concert pipe organ boasts 8,264 pipes ranging in size from a ballpoint pen to over 32 feet tall with a façade measuring 1600 square feet. Those not visible in the façade are housed in a three-story structure built behind the auditorium wall.
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