Saturday, October 14, 2017

Rehearsal


Organ music filled the empty Trinity College chapel.


An organist, Thomas Ospital, was rehearsing for a performance last evening.


Bach.  Mozart.  Fauré.  Debussy.  An original composition.  It must have been heavenly.


Thomas Ospital is organiste titulaire at Saint-Eustache Church in Paris and organist-in-residence
at Maison de la Radio (Radio France Music Hall).

8 comments:

Kate said...

Oh my! The sound must be magnificent! The interior of the chapel is also quite beautiful with stained glass windows and burnished wood. Awesome sight and sound!

RedPat said...

I can imagine the sound. What a treat for you to get a sneak peek, Jack!

William Kendall said...

What an organ!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I've been lucky enough to be in King's College Chapel in Cambridge when the organist has been practising - including drifting into Whiter Shade Of Pale then back into some Bach! Once the choir was in attendance too. Heavenly music. Interestingly the choir and musicians were often hidden from sight in our cathedrals thus creating the illusion of the music coming from some heavenly sphere. In those days of course it would have been unusual to hear music without any physical presence. Now of course with so much recorded music being played it's the other way around and we are more impressed when we can see the singers and musicians.

Sharon Anck said...

That must have been something magical to listen too. I recently saw a short piece about a company in England that makes pipe organs. It was fascinating to learn who the pipes are crafted an how long it takes to make just one organ. This one is quit amazing to look at.

Bob Crowe said...

Like them all but love the first picture. It somehow expresses the rich density of the sound.

bill burke said...

Very impressive Jack. The first photo is composed perfectly, I love it. What an organ and to be there to hear it must have been special. I haven't heard an organ live in a very long time.

Kay said...

What an organ and what a setting! That must have been quite a nice private concert.