Is This the Future of Skilled and Savvy Musicians?

July 25, 2012


Check out the things he is willing (and, credibly, capable) to do.

And, lest you think he’s kidding, check out his organ improvisation (though the Elgar at the end is not, of course, an improvisation):

UPDATE: As I posted to the Piporg-L list:

All of this video is fine, but especially watching this guy as he manages the beginning of the Elgar reminds me how many skillful reflexes a decent organist acquires. My own career has made me sometimes think of myself as other musical things more than “organist,” but being one is truly at the basis of who I am musically.

This consciousness popped out unexpectedly during a lesson last week when I was demonstrating something to a pupil. She asked “How did you know to do that?”

“Because I’m an organist and I’m smart” came out unthinkingly. But there’s something to it.

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2 Responses to “Is This the Future of Skilled and Savvy Musicians?”

  1. lenslassie said

    It’s not an improvisation – it’s “Gabriel’s Oboe” by Enrico(?) Morricone

  2. rogerevans said

    Isn’t it an improvisation ON that tune? Unless I’m mistaken, there is not an organ work by Morricone called “Gabriel’s Oboe.”

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