Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Footwork...

Back when I was a teenager, my music master was a dab-hand at the organ, and had risen to some pretty dizzy heights when he'd been younger. I think he got to 'Young Organist of The Year' back in the fifties, so he knew his stuff. On a rare occasion, I'd do the page turning for him.

One Sunday, mum and dad attended school chapel and he put on a real show at the end with Widor's Toccata, which is a real show-off piece demanding great skill and temperament. The music pages just flew by and he was playing his heart out!

Dad of course, immediately went out and bought the record, and played it incessantly. But on the flip side, there was this piece, which I love just as much.


But watching this version, the pedals just fly, and I'm always amazed that such accuracy can be maintained with such a challenging piece of work!



2 comments:

rvi said...

Wow! Such talent!!



{exit screen left humming I do like to be beside the sea side...}

Michael said...

She's lovely, isn't she Reevers!

It's a more demanding piece than I thought, but pedal work has always fascinated me, ever since I was in the church choir at the tender age of about eleven...