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Post by StuartAU » 06 Jul 2009, 21:18

Our MArky Mark is director of teh Church aswell? does he play pipe organ

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Post by markymark » 07 Jul 2009, 17:08

StuartAU wrote:Our MArky Mark is director of teh Church aswell? does he play pipe organ
Yes I can but I am first and foremostly a pianist. In the last 10 years, I've had to play an organ less than 10 times - usually at the funerals where emotional musician friends who can't cope with the service.

I have held a music director role in three different churches over the last 10 years.

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Post by StuartAU » 07 Jul 2009, 19:35

markymark wrote:
StuartAU wrote:Our MArky Mark is director of teh Church aswell? does he play pipe organ
Yes I can but I am first and foremostly a pianist. In the last 10 years, I've had to play an organ less than 10 times - usually at the funerals where emotional musician friends who can't cope with the service.

I have held a music director role in three different churches over the last 10 years.
Thats Superb MArk!
Where is your church (roughly), i would ask & pay just to have a go on it!

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Post by markymark » 07 Jul 2009, 21:22

StuartAU wrote:Where is your church (roughly), i would ask & pay just to have a go on it!
As dave says, Northern Ireland.
dave brum wrote:And quite a few (I know of one) have manual organs with bellows pumped either by the players' feet or by a second party - and consequently sound strange when played.
For a contemporary sound, the Hammond organ a nice addition - although we don't have one in our church. They are very common in USA churches be the church congregation used to a modern or traditional worship/music style. Pipe organs over there don't cope very well with the extreme heat, humidity or excessive dry heat (depending on the state).

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Post by StuartAU » 07 Jul 2009, 21:57

Funny enough i was supposed to be visiting southern ireland in a few months as i traced my ancestory back to early 1800's Count Clare.. I played tehn local church organ about 6 years ago but could only play a few nips n pics and would love to have another go...

Pipe Organ te big ones with pedals and knobs :) sound like a woos but it does actually make me cry to hear a great played on one!
Would contemplate dieing to actually see & hear this being played

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FXoyr_FyFw

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Post by markymark » 07 Jul 2009, 22:24

Have you ever heard of Cameron Carpenter?

He is something else! A conservatory star organist with prodigious skill - very exceptional.

His pedalling and foot work is amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvbEEhee3GU

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Post by StuartAU » 07 Jul 2009, 23:36

The guy is a freak, sorry no other word for it! unbelieveable with all hands & feet!
Love the sparkly shirt and eye brows lol ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtKgOZX3DcU

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