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    Who knows this organ piece?

    I recently was in Florence and entered a Church where this piece was played.
    It blew me away how beautiful this was!
    Now i'm hoping that it is an existing piece so I can listen to it in full.

    does anyone know this piece?
    http://youtu.be/EnoD6-EWdXA

    #2
    Gertjan,

    First, welcome to the Forum. I hope you enjoy your time here.

    I listened to the video, but was unable to identify the piece because the organ was so out of tune. It sounds like someone was improvising on the organ, though.

    I'm sorry I couldn't help more.

    Michael
    Way too many organs to list, but I do have 5 Allens:
    • MOS-2 Model 505-B / ADC-4300-DK / ADC-5400 / ADC-6000 (Symphony) / ADC-8000DKC
    • Lowrey Heritage (DSO-1)
    • 9 Pump Organs, 1 Pipe Organ & 4 Pianos

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      #3
      Thank you so much Michael.

      i'm no expert on organ music actually So I believe you when you say it sounds out of tune. In that Church it soundend heavenly!
      Maybe it is improvising or something he wrote. Hopefully someone will recognise it. Really looking for the original.
      thanks

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        #4
        Three hundred year old organ which hasn't been tuned in two hundred. Yikes! It does sound like an improvisation to me - a little bit like "You can't always get what you want" by the Rolling Stones.

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          #5
          I know that stereotyping can often lead to dangerous asumptions, but when I listened to your recording, I thought:
          - the performer is under the age of 25, maybe even under the age of 22;
          - they have learned to play their favorite pop piece on the piano and are playing now playing it on the organ;
          - they have not yet learned that "stops" allow you to "stop" the sound of out-of-tune ranks, especially mixtures;
          - they get full marks for at least trying.

          I think it's a pop piece because of the harmonic progressions, and in fact, it sounds like something from the last 5-10 years. Unfortunately, pop music is not my forte. I wonder if someone who knows pop music well could identify it?

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            #6
            As so often with youtube I only get "an error has occured". Couldn't you just post the sound somewhere?

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              #7
              Oh thats weird. I havent posten it somewhere else but i could.

              - - - Updated - - -

              Thanks Terpodion and Regeron for your reply.
              its an unusual piece i understand.
              Indeed it sounds like a pop music piece.

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                #8
                Maybe something Andrew Lloyd Webber?
                Casey

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                  #9
                  This old organ sounds horrible. The reeds are unique.

                  James
                  Baldwin Church Organ Model 48C
                  Baldwin Spinet 58R
                  Lowrey Spinet SCL
                  Wurlitzer 4100A
                  Crown Pump Organ by Geo. P. Bent, Chicago, Illinois


                  Organs I hope to obtain in the future:

                  Conn Tube Minuet or Caprice even a transistor Caprice with the color coded tabs
                  Gulbransen H3 or G3, or V.
                  Wurlitzer 44, 4410, 4420, ES Reed Models, 4300, 4500, Transistor Models

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                    #10
                    The piece being played gives a whole new meaning to the old adage:

                    De gustibus non est disputandum.
                    -----------------
                    Johannus Opus 1100 (ca. 1990)

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by DrBen View Post
                      De gustibus non est disputandum.
                      Good point, Dr. Ben. Even if only you and I understood what you said.

                      Michael
                      Way too many organs to list, but I do have 5 Allens:
                      • MOS-2 Model 505-B / ADC-4300-DK / ADC-5400 / ADC-6000 (Symphony) / ADC-8000DKC
                      • Lowrey Heritage (DSO-1)
                      • 9 Pump Organs, 1 Pipe Organ & 4 Pianos

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by myorgan View Post
                        Good point, Dr. Ben. Even if only you and I understood what you said.

                        Michael
                        I have no Latin or Greek, but I take it to be the English saying "in matters of taste there is no dispute."

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                          #13
                          Your translation is excellent, SubBase.
                          This phrase is often tranlated into idiomatic English with an air of aloof disgust as: "Well, there's no accounting for taste! Sniff!!

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                            #14
                            Doesn't "gustibus" refer to "taste" of ingested food, rather than the more general meaning of "desirability"?

                            flashguy

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by davidecasteel View Post
                              Doesn't "gustibus" refer to "taste" of ingested food, rather than the more general meaning of "desirability"?
                              Sorry,

                              Didn't mean to sidetrack the thread--I still don't know the piece being played on the organ.

                              Michael
                              Way too many organs to list, but I do have 5 Allens:
                              • MOS-2 Model 505-B / ADC-4300-DK / ADC-5400 / ADC-6000 (Symphony) / ADC-8000DKC
                              • Lowrey Heritage (DSO-1)
                              • 9 Pump Organs, 1 Pipe Organ & 4 Pianos

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