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    Senior Member rwayland's Avatar
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    Floradora Organ

    What prompted me to write this I can not say. The title means nothing to me except that it is the name of a street in Fresno, California. It is about 5 minutes of GPO organ.

    Floradora

    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwayland View Post
    What prompted me to write this I can not say. The title means nothing to me except that it is the name of a street in Fresno, California. It is about 5 minutes of GPO organ.

    Floradora

    Richard
    Hello Richard, this is excellent - one of my favourite Wayland compositions! This moves forward with purpose. The registration works well as does the contrast between the two manuals. But above all, the writing flows well and makes for an enjoyable listen.

    Good work!

    Regards, Graham

    BTW, the title suits this well.

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    Re: Floradora Organ

    It sounds like maybe the spirit of Christmas or spirits moved you to write this.

    I also liked it a lot. There is a strangeness to it that draws you in.




    Phil

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    Re: Floradora Organ

    Well, thanks to both of you. I tried for a suitable contrast between manuals, which is a little difficult with the voices available. The music is a little offbeat, but not much. Much less dissonance than I normally use.

    Richard

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    Richard

    I think that you are at your best when composing for the organ. You get some really nice flows from the instrument.

    This one is no exception.

    Well done

    Ron
    "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." Albert Einstein

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    Re: Floradora Organ

    I always enjoy your organ work, Richard; but this
    one surprised me with how traditional (well, for you,
    anyway... lol) the tonality and organization is.

    Nice work getting some good contrast between the
    manuals -- that came off well in this... and I know it
    can be difficult within the limits of the GPO organ
    stops.

    All the best,



    David
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    Re: Floradora Organ

    Well, David, I too am surprised at the tonality feature! When I was a performing pianist, I heeded tonality only for the melody statement. Thereafter, and in the bass, tonality was gone with the wind!

    Ron, you may be correct about my organ works being my strongest point. Perhaps that is because I find it much easier than writing for other instruments. Possibly because I have a strong propensity for polyphony, or perhaps that's just the way it is?

    Richard

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    Cool Re: Floradora Organ - Eldorado of tones

    Quote Originally Posted by rwayland View Post
    What prompted me to write this I can not say. The title means nothing to me except that it is the name of a street in Fresno, California. It is about 5 minutes of GPO organ.

    Floradora

    Richard
    What divine harmonies you bring out with the queen of instruments, Richard!

    Your GPO church is truly a place for contemplation!

    Great, do more in this style! What an Eldorado of tones!


    Fred

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