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Nun danket alle Gott

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Uploaded by: EdoL (05/22/18)
Composer: Karg-Elert, Sigfrid
Sample Producer: OrganART Media
Sample Set: 2012 Metzler, Poblet Abbey, Spain
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Romantic
This was my postlude for the Pentecost service 20-5-2018.

Sadly enough after the Amen of the vicar there were a few quite much too long and uninteresting but unavoidable speeches, while the whole congregation was already more than ready for strong black coffee.

So I decided not to play it but do the tiniest of postludes instead before hitting for the coffee bar myself. Much to my surprise there was still some coffee left.

Not wanting to have dragged up the piece for nothing I decided to play it for the concert hall instead on one of the big sets for Hauptwerk, i.e. the Poblet Metzler.

While that organ is not the first to spring to mind as the ace for a romantic piece, that is precisely the challenge.

(Another much misused saying by organizational guru's: there are NO difficulties, only challenges!)

I have always been in love with this piece ever since I noticed that a motif K.E. used in it is somewhat similar to the Dutch nursery rhyme:
"In een groen, groen, groen, groen knollen- knollenland, daar zaten twee haasjes heel parmant". (bar 4- end and 5,6,7, and 8).

My mother used to sing that masterpiece to me when I was a small boy about 300 years ago.

I'm rather pleased with the result and hope that you will like it too.

Pictures of the knollenland with the haasjes is included, and so is one of Karg-Elert.
Notice the haasjes look a lot more cheerful than him!
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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