Discovering Organists

I absolutely love discovering musicians or bands that I’ve never heard of. And…I love organ music. But big, powerful organ music. When I used to play, the more stops I could pull out and the bigger the chords, the better. There’s nothing quite like an organist’s power kick. While most people associate organ music with “dreary” church music, it absolutely doesn’t have to be that way. There are some amazing organ works out there and who says you can’t improvise hymns and add some “oomph” to them (no offense meant)?

And then there’s Bach. Last night, I randomly searched for Bach Organ music and was rewarded with someone called Cameron Carpenter (apologies if I should know him). Wow…now he’s a welcome shift in organist stereotyping. I like. I like. Have a look and listen to the wonderful Toccata and Fugue in d minor:

Here’s another performance:

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4 comments

  1. I’m not usually a big Bach fan (I should probably have whispered that) but that really is a great interpretation, isn’t it? So often people are too reverential in their interpretation but he just plays it as if he actually likes it! Thanks for that! 🙂

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    1. No problem at all. And no need to whisper…I’m in the opinion that we all like different things and don’t need to apologise. As much as I like Bach…I also like Jazz and Heavy Metal. It’s about the music, after all. The passion it instills in us.

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