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At Twilight

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (02/15/21)
Composer: Frysinger, J. Frank
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: William Hill English Organ Model
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Romantic
Description:
J. Frank Frysinger (1878–1964) was an American organist who was a student of Ralph Kinder (American) and William Wolstenholme (English).

Most of his career was centered in Pennsylvania and Illinois, although he worked in Nevada as well.

He composed about 20 organ works, some of which were very popular in his day.

Our talented member, Wolfram Syre, uploaded this work two days ago. It reminded me that I had it, still undone, in my "Frysinger folder," so, I decided to do it as well.

Wolfram's version is quite different than mine, although we have both used the same organ.

This organ is limited by the "aggressive" nature of the attack, and the fact that there is not much "covering echo," makes it hard to be smooth, regardless of whatever you do.

"At Twilight" was published in 1911 by J. Fishcer & Bro. It is dedicated: "To Wm. Faulkes, Esq. with admiration and esteem".

It's hard to imagine Faulkes using this as a "church piece," but perhaps he did. :-)

To me, the music is pure theater organ, and that's the way I played it, making the Hill sound as "theatrical" as I could. The middle section really wants chimes/bells to make the effect work.

At the top of the score, Frysinger gives a verse by George Lawrence Hoffman -

At Twilight - when the son has sunk to rest,
And ceased to sweep her golden rays across the ocean's breast,
The wanderer, from his apparent joy
Returns, in sorrow, to the empty nest.

The score is attached below, as well as several photos of J. Frank Frysinger and one of William Faulkes!

THANK YOU especially, Wolfram, for your upload! :-)
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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