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#188425 - 12/15/07 10:41 PM Calling JohnK (again)
spiffnme Offline
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OK...I rented "Phantom of the Opera" on blu-ray. While some of the songs dragged on (and on, and on, and on) the one thing I took away from it was how AMAZING the opening sounded with the organ and orchestra. Could you recommend some organ/orchestral music? I'm not terribly interested in solo organ, but something like the begining of Phantom would be terrific.

Thanks!
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#188428 - 12/15/07 10:49 PM Re: Calling JohnK (again) [Re: spiffnme]
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What a great question. I'm sure I'm not the only one eagerly awaiting the reply.

JohnK, how was the Whopper ?


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#188446 - 12/16/07 01:59 AM Re: Calling JohnK (again) [Re: spiffnme]
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Well Craig, I had no idea what this was about, so when I got some time I listened to samples from the Phantom of the Opera soundtrack album at Amazon. Although you say organ/orchestral more than solo organ, what the samples had, especially the overture, was the organ with a heavy drum-beat accompaniment. Lots of solo organ around, of course, such as Michael Murray's "Organ Blaster" recordings. When organ with orchestra is brought up though, my first thought is the Saint-Saens Symphony no. 3("Organ Symphony"), which you should certainly have in your collection. A fine hybrid SACD taken from concerts inaugurating their new organ in Philadelphia also includes other works for organ with orchestra in addition to the Saint-Saens and might be along the lines of what you're looking for.

Whopper still unknown to me despite all advertising efforts, John B.
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#188447 - 12/16/07 02:06 AM Re: Calling JohnK (again) [Re: JohnK]
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What is it that prevents you from allowing yourself to be whopped? Bad experience with the malted milk balls?

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#188448 - 12/16/07 03:10 AM Re: Calling JohnK (again) [Re: CV]
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Thanks John, I knew you'd come though. \:\)

btw...after viewing that video about the whopper, Roger and I headed out to BK...sadly dissapointed. Whoppers simply aren't as good as we remembered them as kids. Bleck.
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#188464 - 12/16/07 11:45 AM Re: Calling JohnK (again) [Re: spiffnme]
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I think you'll find that happens with ANYTHING you remember from childhood. That's the great thing about getting older. You get to finally realize how crappy it all is. Ha ha.

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#188532 - 12/16/07 07:39 PM Re: Calling JohnK (again) [Re: CV]
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Some things hold up. I recently started re-reading Daredevil issues 158-191...they're actually even better than I remembered. \:\)
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