The Secrets of Organ Playing contest by @organduo and @laputis seems to get more and more traction. This week there are no less than 9 entries so far. And as there is still somtime left for new entries, perhaps there even will be a tenth entry. Though the chance for that seems slim.
With 9 entries the Contest even outperforms the Open Mic Contest of this week. That contest was in its fourth week and I counted 6 entries. It is not often there are more classical organists posting a performance in one week than there are performances of popular music. Perhaps we will see the day where organ music ís popular music here on Hive.
Well, dream on... 😃
It is a hard time choosing which performance I liked best and would want to nominate for winning. I think all 9 (yes, my own as well... 😃) entries are great entries. As a long time user of Hauptwerk I'm pleased to see the numbers of Hauptwerk users in this contest is growing as well. Nevertheless, my choices for this week do not include a Hauptwerk player.
First this week for me is the great improvisation of @michaelcalabris: https://beta.peakd.com/secretsoforganplaying/@michaelcalabris/klezmer-ish-part-ii-an-organ-improvisation-by-michael-calabris-or-secrets-of-organ-playing-week-70
Second, because of all the practise work involved and the great result, @iwan2believe's rendition of Brahm's Herzlich tut mich erfreuen: https://beta.peakd.com/secretsoforganplaying/@iwan2believe/secrets-of-organ-playing-contest-week-70-or-brahms
And third @jeremyowens in a tricky yet brilliantly performed composition from Bach's Orgelbüchlein: https://beta.peakd.com/secretsoforganplaying/@jeremyowens9501/secrets-of-organ-playing-contest-week-70-submission-erschienen-ist-der-herrliche-tag-bwv-629-from-orgelbuchlein-by-j-s-bach
If one of the previous three had not entered an entry, I would have chosen @sapolasa's performance of Lefébure-Wély's Verset in d minor. I like the music of Lefébure-Wély and should definitely use it myself for a future entry in the contest: https://beta.peakd.com/secretsoforganplaying/@sapolasa/l-j-a-lefebure-wely-verset-d-moll-secrets-of-organ-playing-week-70
And for completion's sake, these are the other performances in alphabetical order of Hive-user name:
[Edit: I see that I missed @tormus's entry, who posted it on Steem and not on Hive: https://steempeak.com/@tormus1958/secrets-of-organ-playing-week-70-zipoli-canzona-in-d-minor. Sorry for missing your entry. Perhaps next week you could post it on Hive as well]