A Thousand Years on the organ???

posted 3 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@midwestgirl80:  Hi midwestgirl, I’ve just had a fiddle on my keyboard (with the church organ sound) and it doesn’t sound pretty, sorry.

If you listen to the original – how soft, romantic and ‘gentle’ it sounds on piano, and then try to imagine it on organ (which, for lack of a better word, sounds “harsher” to me), I don’t think there’s any other way to have it.

I’m presuming you’re having a church wedding as you are using an organist – do you think they would let you use a harpist instead? The church I plan on using won’t allow ‘pop music’ or CD’s and have their own musicians if I don’t have my own (i.e. I would be allowed to hire a harpist).

I have heard ‘A Thousand Years’ on a harp and it sounds considerably better… maybe give it a try?

Good luck either way 🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I love that song, and I also love the organ, but I dont think it will go over well.  As someone with a music degree in piano, and who has some experience with organ, your organist is right.  You’ll probably not like the way it sounds.  The organ sustains its notes unlike the piano.  It won’t blend and flow like the piano.

 

Wah Wah Wah…

Post # 5
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Busy bee

Granted, this is electric organ, and not a regular church organ, which is heavier sounding, but it already sounds a little off.

http://youtu.be/0w4RSuw-aZQ

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