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Elizabeth's Prayer ("Tannhauser")

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (06/01/13)
Composer: Wagner, Richard
Sample Producer: Milan Digital Audio
Sample Set: Salisbury Cathedral Father Willis
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Romantic
"Elizabeth's Prayer" ("Gebet der Elizabeth") is from Richard Wagner's (1813-1883) opera "Tannhauser" (completed in 1845) in a transcription for organ by the ultimate virtuoso, Edwin H. Lemare (1866-1934).

This piece was fussy to make work...

Grand as the Willis is, it still is hard to bring this sort of thing off.

I tried to use the "woodwinds" for the accompaniment, and in a few spots, it's really a little "big" for the melody.

Speaking of the "melody" we get to hear the Swell Trompette WITH Tremolo as the principal "solo" voice. It's OK, but perhaps lacks something that we'd want in a true "solo" stop.

Talk about using the "ignorant approach", I've never heard the REAL piece, so, I have no idea if I'm on or off the mark in doing this the way I did it... ;-)

Is it worth the effort?

Well, for me, using the organ in "unusal" ways is always a "step of learning"...

I hope you like it.

More Wagner soon...
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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