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It's been a while since I've posted one of these: an organ recessional.
If you have 1:39 to spare, you might enjoy (1) the composition; (2) the amalgam of digital organs that live inside my computer. This is just fun and I hope you will enjoy listening. And I didn't have to visit my nearest cathedral to get it "on tape." What an age we live in.
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Uploaded: Jul 22, 2014 - 05:12:44 PM
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2014 - 05:23:48 PM Last Played: Jan 31, 2017 - 11:48:25 AM
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kristyjo said 1006 days ago (July 22nd, 2014)
Lovely organ sounds
and a really upbeat, lilting tempo. I wish I could take the time and build the discipline necessary to play the organ and sound even half this good. I do like the digital organs inside your computer. They sound so clean, yet have the ambiance of being in a much larger place :)
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Fire_Angel said 1006 days ago (July 23rd, 2014)
The start somehow made me think of Christmas, which is quite a trick for a tune with no lyrics heard in July. A very bright and cheerful piece but entirely true to the baroque style, which is something you manage in spite of living with all the influences of later styles around you. Impressive and delightful.
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Henke said 1006 days ago (July 23rd, 2014)
I love the occasional church organ baroque piece and this sounds fantastic. You mean this is not an actual church organ but a blend of several(?) digital ones?! Truly amazing...

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Philip18 said 1005 days ago (July 24th, 2014)
Stirring sounds. Uplifting music, Paul!
Ultrabeast said 1005 days ago (July 24th, 2014)
Sounds great :)
Like your chord progressions. Definitely original.
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Bowman said 1005 days ago (July 24th, 2014)
Just fun...
and much more.
I remember many afternoons during lunch breaks in NewYork City, sitting in Saint Thomas Church on 53rd and Fifth, listening to some unseen organist practice various works - usually by Bach on the organ and creating such fantastical mesmerizing sounds. That's what this work reminds me of.
Thanks for a lovely minute forty Paul,
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Warren Smith said 1004 days ago (July 25th, 2014)
The gigue is up!

Short, sweet and fun. It's nice to hear you applying your fingering skills to a different kind of keyboard.

A pipe organ has such a distinctive sound to it. Whether organic or digital .. there's nothing else quite like it.
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VicDiesel said 1003 days ago (July 25th, 2014)
Digital organs
Even small organs have a dozen or more stops, and large organs have many dozens. Yet most digital organs invariably go for the tutti sounds. Which are cool and all that, yet not necessarily the most appropriate.

After this long intro....

While I like your composition very much, the stops you use make it sound like some humongous Bach prelude, not something that is essentially playable on overtone trumpets and trombones. A mismatch between form and content, in other words.

But enjoyed anyway.
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PeterB7858 said 1002 days ago (July 26th, 2014)
Nice to hear your fine playing in a different context, Paul. Much enjoyed. Thanks, Peter.
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Charday said 998 days ago (July 30th, 2014)
Hey Paul!
Pretty awesome sir! Really enjoyed this listen! Jd.
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Doug Somers said 997 days ago (August 1st, 2014)
I agree with Fire Angel
This has a wonderful uplifting Christmas recessional quality to it - not sure why. Maybe just the joy of the tune and the love you put into playing it. There's a radiance here, but not the solemnity I'd associate say with Easter.

Those organs sound pretty fantastic to me. They even die away authentically. But more to the point, your masterful playing brings this work to life and as I revel in the wash of tones it's hard to get analytical about what makes this so special. So I won't.

Thank you for the download sir! Be well.
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Ed Hannifin said 980 days ago (August 18th, 2014)
I can almost smell the incense...
This really does have that recessional feel, and yes, a bit that baroque/Bach thing going on...

But to my ears, it isn't just an exercise in form or in copping an ancient vibe. The intertwining lines are interesting and satisfying, and lift the spirits, which was, back in the day, the point...
Narad said 969 days ago (August 29th, 2014)
Wonderful play and sound ! Thanks for the DL ! :)
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michaeljayklein said 962 days ago (September 5th, 2014)
...I'm not sure what Vic heard, but I just adored this Paul; it plays and sounds great!
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