Sunday, March 4, 2012

Some Sunday Organ Music on the Tales

On the Tales classical weekends, I like to play some appropriate music for a Sunday. How about some organ music? Well, not actually just an organ, but one of the few symphonies that include an organ as one of the instruments. The symphony is from the great French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saens.  His symphony #3 was unique in that it not only included an organ, but also [either] a piano for four hands or two pianos.  Because of the large amount of instuments used for this piece, most conductors usually decide to use one piano with four hands [two people sitted at the same piano].  What a magnificent symphony to hear and see in person. This majestic piece is  sometimes called Saint-Saens "organ symphony."   If any of you have seen the movie "Babe" you will recognize the main theme of the final movement that was incorporated in that movie.

Relax on this wonderful Sunday, turn up the volume and enjoy.

Note: As the organist's back is to the orchestra in this recording, look at the mirror above the organ  that the organist can use to follow the conductor.

Camille Saint-Saens: Symphony #3 in C minor, "Organ", movment #4, maestoso allegro:


PeteGj said...

Glad I saw this. Q nearly forgot to practice her cello today.

Big Mike said...

Big Pete!! :-)