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 Post subject: Improvisation on a theme B.A.C.H.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:05 pm 
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Hello,

this is my improvisation on a theme B.A.C.H., very often used by many composers and organists in their improvisations. I recorded it this evening. It is created in a free fantasia-like form, with different transformations of main motive. Main influence was famous Liszt's Fantasia & Fugue on the same theme; I even put short insertion of octave-beginning motive from his Piano Concerto No.1 as some kind of parody :wink: Some of other influence-composers would be Reger, Dupre, Vierne and Messiaen.
I hope you will enjoy it! :roll: :)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:03 am 
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Impressive, but I'm not too much into this style of music. To me it sounded something, sigh, John Cage would compose except without a blender :x


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:58 pm 
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Much as I like and admire your Jazz Toccata (and your Bach Toccata+Fugue even though it is not my favourite Bach), I could not warm to this. The loss is probably mine, I have never liked contemporary organ music. To be honest, I have not listened it out :oops: But from what I heard, it is a good piece of work, and well performed.

If you'd like it to go up the site, let me know. There's bound to be people who will enjoy it, and we must not allow personal taste to influence the decision.

And thanks, as always, for your inspired contributions to the site. It is much appreciated !

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:32 pm 
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Thank you, I would be very glad to have it published on the site!
Yes, I understand that contemporary organ music isn't quite popular genre, honestly even I don't always enjoy listening to that kind of music, but for me it's a great fun to play it :)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:12 pm 
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nice, really, well done, i like it


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:29 pm 
I'd say it sounds like something Messiaen would write.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:44 am 
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It's up !
Yes I can understand this is big fun to do. Seems like the organ is a natural vehicle for improvisation, more so than piano. Must be partly the nature of the instrument (though I don't quite know why that should be) and partly the tradition of church organ playing.

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 Post subject: Schlafes Bruder
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:54 am 
when i listened ur improvisations i had a spontaneous association: "Schlafes Bruder/Brother of sleep" a roman of Robert Schneider came up to my mind. A film has been made by Joseph Vilsmaier. I guess ur improvisation might have fit in verry well.


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