Etude; The Music Magazine Volume 35

Etude; The Music Magazine Volume 35

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...the dignity and worth of the music. CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS recently cited an amusing instance of the deficient taste sometimes shown by members of the clergy. He was organist of the Mad eleine in Paris and describes the incident thus: One of the vicars of the parish sent a request that I should visit him. I called upon him, as desired, and after a lengthy discourse, which was quite unintelligible to me, he finally came to the point: "Do not misunderstand me. The parishioners of the Madeleine are for the most part persons of wealth, who frequently go to the theatre of the Opera-Comique, where they have become accustomed to a style of music to which you are expected to conform." "Monsieur l'abbe," I replied, "whenever I shall hear the dialogue of the Opera-Comique spoken in the pulpit, I will play music appropriate to it; until then I shall continue as hitherto." ALrn0u(;u the mixture stops are being used with far less frequency by modern organ builders the young organist is very likely to meet with them on some organ and be at loss to know how to use them. The idea of the mixture stop is to supply, artificially, the upper harmonics which, on the piano, are heard when the damper pedal is pressed down and the other wires of the instrument vibrate in sympathy. On the organ the upper harmonics are usually missing, and for this reason some organs have a hard, cold fiutey tone. Sir Walter Parrett. in Grove's Dictionary, says "Draw all the stops of a large organ and play the three notes of the bass staff (as given at a). chord. If this cacophony is the result of the simplest chord, some idea, though faint, may be formed of the effect produced by thc complex combinations of modern music. Of course more

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  • Paperback | 628 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236887689
  • 9781236887689