Mar. 6, 2017

Majestic Powers

The notation in a written score composed for the organ, when well crafted and well performed, has an effect on an audience for a reason:
There are majestic powers at work on the page ...
Powers that move ...
Powers that result from certain notes, scales, chords, and arpeggios joining together in any of the 24 common regions of musical space (12 major keys, 12 minor keys), plus many other additional so-called "modes" which represent additional regions of musical space, in which Western composers work (photo) ...
Powers that are different from and far more than the sum of their components [See blog, The Whole Is Greater].
Powers that the performer can help bring out [See blog, Listening For The Listener] ...
And that's all the wonder of music.