Looking for Organists in All the Wrong Places

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Looking for Organists in All the Wrong Places

Authored by Noel Jones

You've got an organ at church, but have lost your organist. Doing all the usual things, taking out an ad in the newspaper, sending a listing to the local AGO chapter flyers sent to local music schools and...nothing.

Today it's hard to find an organist and many churches are relying on automatic playing of the organ by something called MIDI. MIDI was created more than 20 years ago as a programming language that permits musical instruments to record and also share musical information.

When MIDI began appearing in church organs, organist's feared the day that the organ could play itself, putting live organists out of work.

Organists did not anticipate the possibility that there might come a day when there were not enough organists to fill the jobs, which is the reality today.

For many years Frog Music Press has marketed MIDI files that play the organ, including hymns and wedding music. Organists, once threatened by MIDI, now welcome it as they cannot find others to play for them making it hard to get a day off much less a vacation.

There have been limitations to deal with in addition to the lack of acceptance by organists but recently a new plan was introduced that eliminates the obstacles and gets organs playing once again using MIDI - but what's different now is that this plan helps you search out the right person and, if you are successful, also may create a new organists.

Publication Date:
1534653643 / 9781534653641
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Music / Musical Instruments / General

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