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There is a magic to music, well played ...
It is not for nothing that King David sang and played harp before the Altar!

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Loved that.  The blend of those two instruments is magical.

Here's my favorite jazz version:

 

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12 minutes ago, Forty Rod SASS 3935 said:

Two of those instruments I've never seen before.

 

The lady is playing a bandura,  which I believe is unique to Ukraine .  The  other oddity is an electo conrta-bass.

 

Over the past few years I've posted several bandura videos. 

 

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Joe,
If you have a taste for the big organ and Bach, the Tocatta and Fugue in F Major (BWV 540) is well worth a listen.

Helmut Walcha does a pretty good rendition of this one.

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4 minutes ago, bgavin said:

Joe,
If you have a taste for the big organ and Bach, the Tocatta and Fugue in F Major (BWV 540) is well worth a listen.

Helmut Walcha does a pretty good rendition of this one.

 

It is likely my favorite "classical" instrument.  I'll give it...

Oh, what the heck, you have me curious:

 

 

AH!  That bit of music hall dogrel!! :D  
Yes, I've heard it before, love it.  But, like with most music, I usually can't remember the name or the composer.  Thanks for the reminder

 

 

 

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Scuttlebutt says Bach wrote D Minor as a keyboard test... it does hit almost all the notes.
I like the build-up in F Major.. that winds up to a grand finish.

The above version (IMO) is played too fast... and loses the horsepower of the slower pace.

When I was a teen... (1967) I had a Nonesuch vinyl recording of both.
I played it endlessly... alas that edition is long out of print.
I've never found an artist (so far) that plays either piece with the intensity of the Nonesuch recordings.

These works really require the foot pedals...
I lost my big Hammond and pedals in a divorce, and never had another one since.
My portable Hammond (one manual, no pedals) just can't do justice to this music.

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When I heard the first part, I was waitin' to see Count Dracula rising up from his coffin!  

"Is that 'Old Dog Tray' You know, Stephen Stinkin' Foster?" or is that a nocturn, "You know, Frederick XXXXX Chopin!" :blink:

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