Hello from Kobe! 神戸からハロー!

神戸国際大学のチャペル Kobe International University Chapel

Hello from the lovely city of Kobe.  I’m here to play a recital on the Fisk organ in the chapel of Kobe International University this Saturday.  I spent four hours practicing on the organ today, and found it an absolute delight to play.  The chapel is resonant, and the organ plays to the space most effectively, with everything from a full-organ roar supported by a rumbling bass, to a bare whisper of a sound that seems to come from far beyond the walls of the chapel.  I was asked to play an all-English program, and (surprisingly), the repertoire works very well – everything from a Purcell Voluntary to a Howells Sarabande.  If you are in the area on Saturday, do come by at 1:00.  This is an organ well worth making an effort to hear.  Photos of the chapel and organ:

神戸からハロー!土曜日、神戸国際大学のチャペルに設置されている米国フィスク社のパイプオルガンを演奏するために東京から来ています。今日、4時間ほど練習しましたが、このオルガンは本当に弾きやすい楽器です。鍵盤のタッチが敏感ですし、小さな繊細な音から大音量まで幅広い音色を持つオルガンです。イギリスのオルガン音楽を演奏する事を依頼されたので、パーセルから20世紀のクック作曲のものを演奏します。イギリスオルガン音楽のために設計された楽器ではないですが、全曲は美しく響く気がします。土曜日、13時から演奏しますので、お暇な方、どうぞ、お越し下さい。

(By the way, I am blogging via my iPhone 7 Plus and a Bluetooth keyboard as an experiment.  It cetainly is easy to take the photos for the blog on the phone, edit them on the phone, and then to write and post with the phone.  It seems to be a good all-in-one solution for the traveler who likes to go light.)

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2 Responses to Hello from Kobe! 神戸からハロー!

  1. Michael E Barnes says:

    I wish I could be there! Good luck with your English recital!

  2. scotto says:

    Thanks! This Fisk is one of the most beautiful, easy to play organs I’ve performed on.

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