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March 29, 2019

… and the floor will shake

evelyn @ 5:35 pm

I’ve been adapting a fiendish-looking piano score for the organ.  It’s amazing how satisfying the experience is.

For example, you could have this on a piano score:

Both hands going furiously to
get huge prolonged sound.

To get the same effect on the organ, all you need is one foot:

Make sure every diapason, reed etc.
is out at every pitch, plus all couplers.
The hands can do that. They’re not busy.

Here’s the last fortissimo bar of the actual piece I’m working on, together with its organ equivalent.

Get stops and couplers right, and the floor will shake.

Oh, I do love the organ.

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