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Meditation 130 for Organ takes a while to completely unfold (about 4:28), but it is also very much directed toward the last :30, so the wait is, I hope, worth the effort. It is sort of a full-spectrum recording with the stereo separation quite wide to give the feeling of a very large hall or church/cathedral, so let it ring with good volume on your speakers or earphones or however you listen to it. (Don’t listen in your car!) Performed on my Johannus “Vivaldi” 370. ... The organ score can be found here:

Have a peaceful Saturday.
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kristyjo said 29 days ago (October 21st, 2017)
Lovely, as always
It does take awhile to develop, but you are right - it is worth the wait. I could see this being played as visuals of grand mountains and spectacular waterfalls go by.
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Narad said 29 days ago (October 21st, 2017)
Meditation for Saturday
Deep, wide and exalted = pure nectar for the soul. Thanks Paul !!! :)
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Vic Holman said 29 days ago (October 21st, 2017)
started as cleaning house & shoveling up falling chestnuts. this is a very nice wind down piece Paul. also sounds like you have got the mastering and volume perfected. sounds rich and full. great job!
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VicDiesel said 28 days ago (October 21st, 2017)
Seriouly? Was that 4 minutes?
It kept me spellbound and felt much shorter.

This has simpler harmonies than some of your piano pieces, and it sticks to one key a lot longer. That's probably appropriate for the idea of a meditation.

I got a big smile on my face with that swell in measure 24. With all the fake software organs around, it is soooooo good to hear an instrument that actually behaves like a real organ should. (On the other hand, the decrescendo on the final chord got some help from your recording software, not?)
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sammydix said 28 days ago (October 22nd, 2017)
floating in a gentle mist. Most dominant feeling I got.
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Ed Hannifin said 28 days ago (October 22nd, 2017)
The sound...
...on good headphones is astounding...

I don't know if you used just a touch of compression to get the sound both very natural and very silky, but whatever it is, it sounds terrific...

You've managed to get a piece of music to sound both intimate and very big...

You've also managed to compose something on an organ, with lovely organ swells, that doesn't sound like soap opera music...

I think you're the great counterargument to the nature versus nurture debate, Paul: I think you started out with good sense and good taste, and you have also worked very hard to hone and sharpen both...
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J_Gretch said 28 days ago (October 22nd, 2017)
Meditation for Saturday
have always admired your work Paul, and this piece came to me at the perfect time today. Much enjoyed my friend !
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PeterB7858 said 27 days ago (October 23rd, 2017)
Meditation for Saturday
Listening on Monday but it wasn't lost in translation, Paul :-) There is something elemental about a pipe organ. It can be ethereal one minute and earth shaking the next. Lovely recording. Thanks, as always.
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