The Organ's Prayer
The organ (the 'Pope of Instruments' according to Franz Liszt) immediately evokes admiration and respect by its sumptuous and scintillating power. Its mysteries appeal to our imagination. Since the Middle Ages, it has become the intercessor of the faithful in our churches and cathedrals, their approach to the infinity of God. Who amongst us has never wished to climb that spiral staircase to the organ loft, to open the secret door to its world of dreams, to meet the solitary organist at his console, with its jardin suspendu ('suspended garden') of tiered keyboards? Or to discover the real heart of the instrument, with its sonorous vibration, the invisible part for everyone? Or to find oneself in the presence of the divine through the genius of its composers, and to experience the inner satisfaction of its music? Nicole Morelle's observations are fascinating and inspiring, with the truly French view of the Pope (or King) of instruments.
Kindle only price: $3.09, includes free international wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet; estimated 82 pages. Publication Date: July 28, 2013
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