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    Golly gee - I just cringe when I hear people blasting with full organ when they really don't know how to handle full organ:</p>

    YouTube - Ty playing the organ at the United States Naval Academy </p>

    Heavy Sigh  &lt; : - ? </p>

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    With this Hymn and this organ? Most definately! But his playing was a bit clumsy.

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      I have to say that I can't play hymns any better than that [:$] as far as notes are concerned, for the reason that I find that incorrect pieces seem to sound worse when the organ is louder for some reason......[*-)]</P>


      I very rarely use full organ during any hymn, except if the organ is small, or if there are a large number of people in the church, which there usually isn't!</P>


      Jezza</P>

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        How do we know it was full organ? On that organ, perhaps we are only hearing a handful of stops. [:D]</P>


        I wasn't too fond of the rendition, but am hesitant to criticize strangers publicly.</P>


        I think he was just showing off for friends &amp; family.</P>


        However ... if I was aware a video camera was rolling, I would have tried to play a bit more flawlessly. [8-|]</P>


        If the playing is less than skilful, I wouldn't be in a huge hurry to post it on YouTube. [^o)]</P>


        Alas - if only others felt the same way. [8-)]</P>


        PS: as an ex-military organist, Ican play that hymn in my sleep. [:)]</P>

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          Dear Maestro SB32,</p>

          A charitable reading of the situation you share - thank you for your humbleness.  Well, at least, if he was at the Naval Academy Organ he could have played the tune *Melita* aka *Eternal Father, Strong To Save*.</p>

          Cheers,</p>

          K-Phone </p>

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            I was watching that video and was then distracted by a video of some organist playing Mouret's Rondeau (aka the Masterpiece Theater theme), but from what I saw/heard, it didn't seem that he was blasting at all.

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              I rather liked it, but what do I know? Did anyone else notice (and play) the video on the sidebar about the organ with the 128' Earthquake stop?[H]</P>


              David</P>

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                Yup, I did, after seeing your post... Pretty funny!</p>

                Kinda reminds me of the opening scenes of "Back To The Future" where the star blasts himself through the wall with LOUD electric guitar at the lab, then gets warned too late by the scientist: "Be careful with that amp in the lab... There MIGHT be a little feedback!"
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                  [quote user="soubasse32"]

                  ... as an ex-military organist, Ican play that hymn in my sleep. [:)]</p>

                  [/quote]</p>

                  I love that hymn. Alas, I never get the opportunity to play it, unless I smuggle in a US Episcopal hymnal...[6]</p>

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                    It's in the United Methodist hymnal, too, and the tune is NATIONAL HYMN. Always has been one of my favorites (although I can't play it).</P>


                    David</P>

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