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    Simon Gledhill



    This person is the most imaginitive and accomplished organist I have ever seen-and so humble about his many achievements!</p>

    I remember going to one of his concerts and thinking to myself,"he cannot possibly negotiate this musical modulation"-not only did he do it,but `wow,was it in style?</p>

    There still are(thankfully)many great organists(and I haven`t heard them all) who are admirably filling the places of those who are no longer with us.</p>

    The advent of Utube has allowed me to see and hear many that I would not have otherwise.</p>

    It`s all very exciting-I only wish i had become `electronically acceptable` many years ago! </p>

    I find,these days,I`m `jetting ` off to exciting places all over the world,no need for a passport or negotiating those dreadful(but necessary)airport security rules,and.best of all-it`s cheaper by far1</p>

    That doesn`t mean that I never want to physically travel again-I was in New York just before Christmas and even though it was cold like I`ve never experienced before,it was a super trip</p>

    So to all those wonderful contemporary organists(and all other musucians)I say a big `thank you`.
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    Mr. Gledhill is based in the Portland, Oregon area and I live nearby; therefore I've been lucky enough to hear him in concert quite a few times. He's nothing short of amazing!</p>

    BTW, I looked at your profile just to see where you were... Not a lot of theatre organs in your neck of the woods </p>

    However, I LOVED what you listed as Occupation: Forcibly Retired Musician!</p>

    This reminds me of one of my favorite Laurel &amp; Hardy silent movies, titled "You're Darn Tootin" in which the Boys are members of a very horrible "town band"... at the START of the picture, until they get kicked out of the band for being even WORSE than the band!</p>

    A couple of screen titles from that picture: "This is the story of two itinerant musicians who play, note by note or by rote, but by BRUTE FORCE!"
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    and: "It was the town band's farewell concert; the audience had been demanding it for years"
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      When did Simon move from England? Last I knew he was working full time in banking in London.</p>

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      Jeff </p>

      Are you sure you aren't confusing him with Jonas Nordwall? Jonas lives in Oregon.
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        Oh, yeah... DUH. I am doing just that. </p>

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        Well, anyway... I have heard Simon live, too... Once at the Castro Theatre's superb Wurlitzer in SF and once at a 3/26 Kimball at Cleveland High School in Portland...</p>

        Also a superb organist.
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          Thanks for the info`-even if it was a bit innocently misleading.</p>

          Yes,I had to retire because I came home late from a `gig`,now some ten years ago,exhausted and promptly had a brain heamorhage.</p>

          It was a frightening experience and has certainly made me get my life in order-and,for once in my life,listen to what my body is telling me. </p>

          I do still play,with some amount of difficulty,for church on Sunday mornings and have managed to produce several CDs over the last decade.</p>

          however,my playing abilities are severely limited,but I do enjoy the efforts of others-Simon Gledhill is amazing.</p>

          There are,fortunately,still many great organists on `the circuit` </p>

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          Wombat
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