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  1. These are absolutely the best organ pieces in existence ...

    Poulenc’s Organ Concerto is one of the most frequently performed pieces of original organ music not written in the Baroque period. Princess Edmond de Polignac originally commissioned the piece to be written as an easy organ piece for her to be able to play herself with a chamber orchestra accompaniment - however, Poulenc quickly dismissed ...

  2. Slow music: Chord change in Germany of 639-year organ piece ...

    Organizers say the performance is “one of the slowest realizations of an organ musical piece.” A compressor in the basement creates energy to blow air into the organ to create a continuous sound.

  3. Organ (music) - Wikipedia

    A chamber organ is a small pipe organ, often with only one manual, and sometimes without separate pedal pipes that is placed in a small room, that this diminutive organ can fill with sound. It is often confined to chamber organ repertoire, as often the organs have too few voice capabilities to rival the grand pipe organs in the performance of ...

  4. As Slow as Possible - Wikipedia

    Organ 2 /ASLSP (As Slow as Possible) is a musical piece by John Cage and the subject of one of the longest-lasting musical performances yet undertaken. It was originally written in 1987 for organ and is adapted from the earlier work ASLSP 1985; a typical performance of the piano version lasts 20 to 70 minutes.

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  6. organ | Definition, History, Types, & Facts | Britannica

    Organ, in music, a keyboard instrument, operated by the player’s hands and feet, in which pressurized air produces notes through a series of pipes organized in scalelike rows. The term organ encompasses reed organs and electronic organs but, unless otherwise specified, is usually understood to refer to pipe organs.

  7. The most difficult organ piece to play. - Frederik Magle

    The most difficult organ piece to play. Hi I have a question for the organists in the forum.What is the most difficult piece of organ music.The final of Vierne's 6th Symphony comes to mind,as well as the final of Dupre's Evocation.Are there organ pieces that are more difficult to play than Vierne's 6th Symphony final?

  8. Organs also have buttons called “pistons” which help to change the registration in the middle of a piece. There are “toe pistons” operated by the feet, and “thumb pistons” which are placed just below each manual so that they can be pushed by the thumb while the fingers keep playing.

  9. What do you think is the hardest organ piece ever written ...

    Re: What do you think is the hardest organ piece ever written? I have not looked at any of the pieces mentioned. Probably because I was never an organ performance major. But I DID audition as one in HS and got admitted as one. For my audition's 20th century piece I played Alain's Litanies.

  10. Best Bach Works: 10 Essential Pieces By The Great Composer ...
    • Brandenburg Concertos. Many Baroque composers wrote dozens, or even hundreds, of concertos but Bach managed to sum up the entire genre with only six, each featuring a different line-up of soloists with a wide range of moods and even structures (shocking in an era when concertos were supposed to have three movements: fast-slow-fast).
    • Four Orchestral Suites. Alongside the concerto, the other genre in vogue in Bach’s time was the orchestral suite (or “overture” as he called it). Whereas the concerto came out of an Italian tradition the suite was, in origin, a sequence of French dances.
    • St Matthew Passion. Passions are large-scale choral works telling of the suffering and death of Christ, and none come finer than those of Bach, of which two have come down to us: the St John and the St Matthew.
    • Cantata No.21. Bach’s cantatas (nearly 200 sacred and a good handful of secular ones survive) are all the more remarkable when you think that this was real bread-and-butter stuff, produced for the church services every week.
  11. Nov 16, 2018 · The Best Organ Postlude Collections to Buy. Many of the pieces listed above come from two collections: The Oxford Book of Ceremonial Music for Organ (includes #9, 12, 18, 20, 23, and 25) Toccatas, Carillons and Scherzos for Organ: 27 Works for Church or Concert Performance (includes #7, 10, 13, 15, 17, and 22) I recommend them unreservedly!