“Co-Sustain-Worthy-ing” …

A YouTube video-clip
shows
the ‘worthinesses’
of various Organs
and of their Players
and their
Musical-Capabilities.

It also invites
membership-of
and participation in
A Discussion Group
aiming to improve the whole field of
Organs and Organ-Music.

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FRASER GARTSHORE ORGAN
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There is much seriously-constructive formal argumentation & experiential moral reasoning to be dialogued;
For instance, (I believe that)
we need the Wholesome effects of ‘non-religious-‘evergreen’ music’
‘informally-therapeuticly-expressed on the organ
mainly during tea-parties, coffee-mornings, and other non-liturgical and ‘dogmatic’ times.
Apart from the obvious ‘Jerusalem’, there is a rich scale of ‘evergreens’:
All Through the Night;
I Believe (for every drop of rain that falls);
Love Is a Many Splendoured Thing; 

even
We’ll Meet Again.
“Easter Day Was a Holiday…”
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Incidentally,
has the Walter de la Mare poem
“The Listeners”
been seriously set to music,
or been given
a background mood-accompaniment
to its being read aloud ? 

“Is there anybody there”
cried the traveller,

knocking on the moonlit door….

Never a word spoke the listeners … 

(Aye, they heard alright,
those precious few words
 from the one man left alive -..). 

“Tell them i called – that I kept my word”
he cried” –

(and Aye they heard –
when the plunging hooves of his steed
 echoed backwards through the dark forest 

as he rode away into the long lost night).
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Our Emotional lives are actually quite “procrusteanised”
by much biblically dogmatic-rhetoric
and narrowly-selective ‘verbalisation’;
but also by much  ‘straitjacketing-religious’ music;


and we organists should –
 “somehow-discerningly-protestantly”
‘weave’
best-quality other ‘evergreens’
into the music-and-mood backgrounds
that are so eminently-sacredly
and widely
entrusted to us
within our “gift”.
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With best rgards,
John Miles… 

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🌟 Fraser Gartshore replied to Dunkel Nepomuk Norbert’s comment Huge Church Organ | What An Amazing Sound!   Fraser Gartshore Welcome to our channel where we also TALK about organs and organ music, not just play them! A lot of people want to learn about the technicalities of these amazing instruments! REPLY