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Just got in from an 18th Century Baroque Organ concert.

And wow... it's incredible how much I took away from it! Previously, I'd been incredibly choosy about my musical eras... and Baroque was one of the less loved. Now however... it's incredible. Especially when played on instruments that are as close to historically accurate as possible... and on the styles used in that day.

Added to all that is the knowledge of what is being played... and why things are where they are. I won't get technical here, but the major difference between a concert in the 18th century and now... is the audience knowledge. Then, the attendees would have the required background knowledge to understand what the music was conveying as it is incredibly more complex internally than later works (post Beethoven).

Add that to the concert yesterday - yeah. Lets just say that I'm seriously looking at taking up the Sackbut and developing that as best as I can to replicate what would have been played then.

And now - to relax and listen and enjoy my newest purchase - "Sesquialtera. James Tibbles 1 plays New Zealand's historic Johannes Avery organ."2

*Blissed out warm fuzzies*

1: - Yes, that is his real name.
2: - A fully restored organ originally made in the 18th century and brought to NZ in 1859. As close to the real thing as you can get.

Date: 2008-06-01 12:26 am (UTC)
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I would love to hear you play the sackbut. (And I even know what a sackbut is ^__^)


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