Post # 1
Hey bees – I know a LOT of you on here have used or will be using A Thousand Years in your processional. I would love to do this as well. However, we are using an organ and the organist doesn’t think it will sound right on the organ. She also thinks it will be too long to use as the aisle we have is short (but there are four bridesmaids to get down it).
Has anyone used this song on the organ? I am far from a music expertise so I haven’t a clue! I just know I love the song 🙂
Post # 3
@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
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
Granted, this is electric organ, and not a regular church organ, which is heavier sounding, but it already sounds a little off.
Post # 6
Thanks everyone!! I’m disappointed, but appreciate the input. Good to know also that the organist knows what she’s talking about! 🙂