Tuesday, May 17, 2011

ABC Wednesday
May 18th, 2011

The Letter this week is the Regal R

R is for Rigadaun  by Andre Campra, - could be a wonderfully majestic wedding piece.

Here it is played by Diane Bish, organist extraordanaire, on the Sibermann organ at Ebermunster Abbey in Ebermunster, France.

Diane Bish starts the video by talking about some of the unusual features of this organ, but then plays the Rigadaun spectacularly - both the music and her wonderful talent and style are quite splendid.



For more wonderful R interpretation visit here with thanks to Denise Nesbitt and her great helpers.

12 comments:

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for this magnificent classical piece of music. That period of music( 17th and 18th centuries) is my favourite period.The organ is so beautiful and the lady plays very beautifully.I love it!

mrsnesbitt said...

Wonderful! I find such music so moving! Thanks for sharing - great when we come across new pieces.
Denise ABC Team

Kay L. Davies said...

A spectacular contribution for the letter R.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Roger Owen Green said...

quite REGAL indeed
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Ms. Burrito said...

I love being part of ABC, it enRiches my vocabulaRy. You choice of R is teRRific!

Would you mind to visit my R post, please?

Sylvia K said...

This is fantastic! Gorgeous music, beautiful organ! What a beautiful post for the R day, Hildred! Hope the rest of your week is wonderful!

Sylvia
ABC Team

Paula Scott said...

Brilliant! I did so enjoy the intro-one could say that Diane pulled out all the stops!

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, Yes! Regal, indeed!

Gigi Ann said...

What a delightful informative post for R day. That is quite a work-out she gets playing that organ. Lovely.

Joy said...

Beautiful church and music be wonderful to sit there and let the music surround you. I am always in awe of organists, so much to take control of.
I like her glitzy shoes as well.

Carver said...

Great idea for the letter R. Very original.

Willo said...

How fortunate to check in on you today, Hildred. Such beauty , grace, music and musicianship is rare and a real treasure. Thanks for sharing it.