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Offline The Harlequin King

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Is anyone here an organ virtuoso/a?
« on: December 12, 2014, 11:42:48 AM »
I am in a bad situation right now. Internal church politics, which I should not discuss openly, have pressured me to disengage the organist I had originally planned to play for my wedding on the 29th of this month. I have called up virtually every master organist in town to no avail. I do have a friend who can play a basic repertoire if I have no other option, but will not be able to play the more advanced works I've requested.

If you are an organ virtuoso/a with no other obligations on the 29th, I will pay you to travel here and compensate you handsomely for your efforts. You will be asked to play two of the improvisations on plainchants by Charles Tournemire, and a couple of chant accompaniments, and intonations. A good understanding of plainchant, then, is essential. PM me if interested.
 

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Re: Is anyone here an organ virtuoso/a?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2014, 01:36:21 PM »
unfortunately i amnot an organ virtuoisk buti will pray for your upcoming wedding and marriage
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Re: Is anyone here an organ virtuoso/a?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2014, 07:13:07 PM »
Organists are difficult to find.   Currently I'm in search of three organists to fill positions in three churches.

Good luck in your search!
The royal feast was done; the King
Sought some new sport to banish care,
And to his jester cried: "Sir Fool,
Kneel now, and make for us a prayer!"

The jester doffed his cap and bells,
And stood the mocking court before;
They could not see the bitter smile
Behind the painted grin he wore.

He bowed his head, and bent his knee
Upon the Monarch's silken stool;
His pleading voice arose: "O Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!"
 

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Re: Is anyone here an organ virtuoso/a?
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2014, 07:16:04 PM »
As an added thought, perhaps you could post at Musica Sacra in your search?   I've seen similar posts before.  It's worth a try.

http://forum.musicasacra.com/forum/
The royal feast was done; the King
Sought some new sport to banish care,
And to his jester cried: "Sir Fool,
Kneel now, and make for us a prayer!"

The jester doffed his cap and bells,
And stood the mocking court before;
They could not see the bitter smile
Behind the painted grin he wore.

He bowed his head, and bent his knee
Upon the Monarch's silken stool;
His pleading voice arose: "O Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!"
 

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Re: Is anyone here an organ virtuoso/a?
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2014, 10:55:26 PM »
Sent you a PM.
 

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Re: Is anyone here an organ virtuoso/a?
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2014, 06:17:42 PM »
I think I've resolved this situation now. Thanks to everyone who replied, though!
 

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Re: Is anyone here an organ virtuoso/a?
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2014, 12:37:45 AM »
Glad you got it resolved.   Christmas time is one hectic period for organists, so I can imagine the difficulty in getting somebody on such short notice.
The royal feast was done; the King
Sought some new sport to banish care,
And to his jester cried: "Sir Fool,
Kneel now, and make for us a prayer!"

The jester doffed his cap and bells,
And stood the mocking court before;
They could not see the bitter smile
Behind the painted grin he wore.

He bowed his head, and bent his knee
Upon the Monarch's silken stool;
His pleading voice arose: "O Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!"