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Concerto Per La Signora

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A noble Hill organ, twice orphaned, finds a new home!

The proud organ, built by William Hill for St. Paul's Church-Burton-on-Trent almost 150 years a...

Uploaded by: woody-mc (05/14/15)
Composer: * My Own Composition
Sample Producer: Lars Virtual Pipe Organ
Sample Set: Hammarbergs Bureå Church
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Improvisation
Description:
"Concerto Per La Signora" and "Concerto Per Il Signor" both have the same story behind it:
(So I dare to be lazy by using copy&paste;... ;P )

I improvised the "Concerto Per La Signora" as a gift for a kind 80+ years old lady, who is the sacristan of the small catholic church in Solda, South Tyrol, Italy. It's been almost two years now since the summer vacation of 2013, when I asked her for the first time whether it would be possible to try out the organ, but I can still remember the mixture of surprise and happiness in her starry eyes when she noticed that there is someone who cares about the instrument and who loves to play it. She also loved to hear the organ speak, so I sent her a pile of CDs, which I recorded during my sessions there. Additionally, I promised to send her a few recordings from my home organ, which included the mentioned two improvised concertos.

The "Concerto Per Il Signor" is intended to be the "male counterpart" to the "Concerto Per La Signora". It is dedicated to the priest of the same church, whose consent was finally needed to play the organ. He as well is a kind, old man with an interisting history and a multi-national migration background.

I'm still full of happiness and thankfulness to both of them, last but not least since I was allowed to have another session last year. As they both have become of age, I hope that they're still doing well. Let's see whether the organ and their protectors are still in a good mood in summer 2015...

A few photos of the organ can be found here:
http://whirlpool.media-culture.de/download/images/Organ Arena On Tour/Sulden/?ListStyle=lsPreview

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Concerto Per La Signora

I. Allegretto risoluto (00:00)
II. Andante giocoso, ma non troppo (08:55)
III. Adagio sostenuto (21:11)
IV. Allegro grazioso (24:40)

(Timestamps are taken from the YT video.)
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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