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Giant organ brings French sound to NY
Yahoo ^ | 3/28/11 | AFP

Posted on 03/28/2011 1:18:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

NEW YORK (AFP) – Here's heavy metal music that won't give you a headache: a French-built organ with more than 6,000 steel pipes that has just started thundering from a New York church.

The organ, built by master artisans in France, draws on centuries of French organ tradition, creating an authentic Baroque sound that other makers just can't copy, according to organist Dennis Keene.

"It reminds you of Versailles at the king's arrival. We don't have this kind of sounds in the US," Keene enthused.

The instrument, comprising a staggering 6,183 pipes in 111 ranks, will be officially inaugurated in May at the Church of the Ascension on Fifth Avenue in New York.

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An interior view of Church of the Ascension with some of the pipes of the new Manton Memorial Organ, built by Frenchman Pascal Quoirin and said to be the first French built pipe organ in New York. (AFP/File/Don Emmert)


1 posted on 03/28/2011 1:18:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Heh heh he.


2 posted on 03/28/2011 1:19:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: NormsRevenge

nope. Too easy...


3 posted on 03/28/2011 1:19:40 PM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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This is a musical related thread, not an anatomy thread. Thanks!


4 posted on 03/28/2011 1:20:16 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I thought this was an article about Bill Clinton.


5 posted on 03/28/2011 1:20:43 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: NormsRevenge

Are there tulips on the organ?


6 posted on 03/28/2011 1:20:51 PM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: NormsRevenge; LUV W

Awww, c’mon. Who needs a wonderful, majestic church organ when you can have a worship team complete with guitars, drums and bongos?


7 posted on 03/28/2011 1:22:12 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: AndrewB

You rascal, you.


8 posted on 03/28/2011 1:22:42 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: NormsRevenge

When I was a youngster I helped move all these organs from a barn into a museum. I think there were 78 of them at the time.

http://www.conklinreedorganmuseum.org/lcro.htm


9 posted on 03/28/2011 1:22:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: hflynn

Bill Clinton was famously tiny. “Infantile and childlike” is how Monica described the Presidential Branch if I recall correctly.


10 posted on 03/28/2011 1:22:54 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

As my grandmother says of her church.

Its like a bad talent show these days.


11 posted on 03/28/2011 1:23:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

There’s a lot of pieces to them things.. and it’s not light, all them pipes,, my back is twinging thinking about it..


12 posted on 03/28/2011 1:24:25 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Careful now. I happen to play lead guitar in a church worship team.


13 posted on 03/28/2011 1:33:02 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: NormsRevenge; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...

"Vive le France!



14 posted on 03/28/2011 1:36:05 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: NormsRevenge

You need a giant organ to say “I surrender!” How ironic.


15 posted on 03/28/2011 1:36:38 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry ("I've got tiger blood and Adonis DNA!")
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To: RightOnline

Bookmark


16 posted on 03/28/2011 1:36:38 PM PDT by Publius6961 (There has Never been a "Tax On The Rich" that has not reached the middle class)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Reminds me of the time I visited my hubby’s church in NH. (I’m from the south). I almost fell asleep during the ‘praise and worship’. What is that little frame on the wall with three sets of numbers, and how do I know what to sing? Apparently they have these things called, hymnals.


17 posted on 03/28/2011 1:38:13 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: NormsRevenge

Remember...you can play with my piano but don’t touch my organ!


18 posted on 03/28/2011 1:41:40 PM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: Slings and Arrows
How are you supposed to get your hands around something so big?


19 posted on 03/28/2011 1:43:25 PM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: RightOnline

Well don’t fret over it


20 posted on 03/28/2011 1:48:14 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: NormsRevenge

You can’t even do a safe-for-work Google Image search on “organ”.


21 posted on 03/28/2011 1:48:22 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The 0bamaNation of America slides toward death as planned.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

I went to giantorgan.com

It doesn’t appear anyone has claimed that domain. I think I’ll claim it. Just for general principles.


22 posted on 03/28/2011 1:53:07 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg; NormsRevenge

Why, yes! So sure that the drum guitar and bongo corps makes everyone feel so reverent and all! /sarc
Or, one could sing acapella like we do which really makes me, at least, feel like I am really doing it just for the TRUE audience, our Father.
Organ accompaniment sounds very “majestic”.


23 posted on 03/28/2011 1:54:48 PM PDT by LUV W (I'd rather be a Tea Partier than a FLEEbagger! :))
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To: NormsRevenge

What a beautiful musical instrument that is!


24 posted on 03/28/2011 2:02:13 PM PDT by LUV W (I'd rather be a Tea Partier than a FLEEbagger! :))
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To: NormsRevenge

Does anyone remember Organ Power Pizza near San Diego?


25 posted on 03/28/2011 2:02:24 PM PDT by CPOSharky (The only thing straight, white, Christian males get is the blame for everything.)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

Gah! TMI!


26 posted on 03/28/2011 2:10:22 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Slings and Arrows

I may never forgive you for that. I’d rather look at HT.

He is a giant tool, isn’t he though.


27 posted on 03/28/2011 2:12:05 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: paulycy

You’ll just have to stretch...


28 posted on 03/28/2011 2:15:06 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TheOldLady

In his dreams...


29 posted on 03/28/2011 2:37:55 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Not that kind of a tool.


30 posted on 03/28/2011 2:40:49 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: NormsRevenge
Never mind.....
31 posted on 03/28/2011 2:42:08 PM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
WTF is a “worship team”?
32 posted on 03/28/2011 2:43:02 PM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: RightOnline
Careful now. I happen to play lead guitar in a church worship team.

Then I'm glad for you. Not my cup of tea though. I like my church services with an organ, the way God intended :)

33 posted on 03/28/2011 2:55:11 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: CPOSharky
Does anyone remember Organ Power Pizza near San Diego?

There's an Organ Stop Pizza near Phoenix. It's a shame that so many of the remaining magnificent instruments are relegated to pizza places, but at least they live. A place like the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool, England is now a glorious exception.

Understanding that this is a full pipe organ and thus a completely different animal, there's still no sound like a Mighty Wurlitzer.

34 posted on 03/28/2011 2:58:06 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: starlifter; RightOnline
WTF is a “worship team”?

See post 13. RO plays in one. It's the main musical element of a modern contemporary worship service.

35 posted on 03/28/2011 2:59:50 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: NormsRevenge

Too late!


36 posted on 03/28/2011 3:01:19 PM PDT by Darksheare (Dear Interdimensional Monstrosity, I fear our relationship has taken a turn for the worse...)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
“Main musical element” sheesh...implies there are multiple musical elements.

Though some (many?) would disagree I'm not a big fan of church's that try to stage amateur Disney musicals.

37 posted on 03/28/2011 3:05:06 PM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: starlifter
“Main musical element” sheesh...implies there are multiple musical elements.

In some modern churches, there are. For example, some use piano music, some use soloists with recorded accompaniment. It's great for some, but not for me.

I tend to agree with you, though. I am not a fan of 'Rock Me, Jesus'. In our church, unfortunately, our idea of an oldie is a song written before 2005.

38 posted on 03/28/2011 3:10:03 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: Cincinna

Piping hot ping.


39 posted on 03/28/2011 3:10:29 PM PDT by decimon
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To: Colonel_Flagg
I'm ok with stuff written before 1850...after that it's just too hip...
40 posted on 03/28/2011 3:21:31 PM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: NormsRevenge

Is that a giant organ in your church, or are you just glad to not be French?


41 posted on 03/28/2011 3:30:06 PM PDT by Dr. Sheldon Cooper (If Mohammed were alive today, he wouldnÂ’t be allowed to live within 1000 yards of a school.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

*grin*


42 posted on 03/28/2011 3:43:13 PM PDT by LUV W (I'd rather be a Tea Partier than a FLEEbagger! :))
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To: NormsRevenge

Am I the only Freeper who thought of the scene from “The Simpsons”?

http://videos.sapo.pt/pSkz0Z6AIBNGqJQDG0iK


43 posted on 03/28/2011 4:48:44 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: starlifter

It's a rock band that performs at worship services.

44 posted on 03/28/2011 5:02:49 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: CPOSharky
Does anyone remember Organ Power Pizza near San Diego?

There's one in Greenfield, WI

45 posted on 03/28/2011 7:06:48 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Laz would hit it!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

speaking of different beasts, I attended the auction of Judge Hofhientz of Astrodome fame, collection of band and street organs. Wonderful instruments. I came and lusted in my heart, but left unsatisfied. I always wantedted my own private pipe organ.


46 posted on 03/28/2011 7:23:39 PM PDT by barb-tex (Oh Well, I don't actually KNOW he is a Muzzie!)
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To: nctexan; MassachusettsGOP; paudio; ronnie raygun; Minette; fieldmarshaldj; untenured; GOP_1900AD; ..

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47 posted on 03/28/2011 8:22:21 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: nctexan; MassachusettsGOP; paudio; ronnie raygun; Minette; fieldmarshaldj; untenured; GOP_1900AD; ..

*** FRENCH POLITICS AND CULTURE PING LIST *** FREEPMAIL ME IF YOU WANT TO JOIN ***


48 posted on 03/28/2011 8:22:55 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: NormsRevenge
hope they talked to a structural engineer before they pull out all the stops on that thing
49 posted on 03/28/2011 9:23:20 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: barb-tex

Band organs are different from the theater organs which are different from the pipe organs, but there’s a wonderful family of sounds there.


50 posted on 03/29/2011 1:51:52 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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