Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sunday was World Organ Day as in musical instrument. An all-earth day-long celebration and a time for THE Toccato and Fugue by Bach which is an item of spectacular melodrama and was heard in gothic splendor in the Great Hall, University of Sydney.
Children were invited for an entertaining introduction to the pipe organ and to take a closer look and play the instrument.
Robert Ampt (Sydney City Organist) and Amy Johansen (Sydney University Organist) led the show.
The audience could see that as well as expressive musicianship the organist is a type of technician able to do ten things at once and operate all the devices so as to succeed in creating full orchestral effects or quiet and reflective moments.