for Six Word Saturday 10.17.20

Wanamaker Grand Court Organ, Philadelphia

  1. I want to hear it played! It’s gorgeous.

    • No one played it when we were there but I bet it sounds amazing!!

      • It looks like it does. I love the organ, but after 13 years of piano and being a mediocre player I didn’t even try the organ! Those players are A. Maze. Zing!

        I have heard the organ at the Salt Lake Temple and it’s Music in Heaven on Earth. WoWZA good!

      • I took piano lessons all through high school but then the next step was to take organ lessons and I figured that if I knew how to play the organ, any church I joined would want me to play the organ at some time or other. Best way not to get involved with that was not to learn how to play it. LOL.

      • Yep! My church wanted me to play piano, but I begged off saying the kids were better since I was learning as an adult and didn’t do recitals because I was so mediocre! Thankfully they believed me! I really am bad. I only two scales memorized! 13 years taking lesson as an adult and I wasn’t able to memorize a thing beyond the C and Am Scales! Never am I going to try the organ.
        I can remember how to play guitar though…all the basic chords and a handful of songs. I learned guitar when I was young. It makes a huge difference!

      • And the guitar is easier to take places. πŸ™‚

      • Yes, that happened to me. I played piano for two churches and then one of them offered to pay for me to have organ lessons. Method in their madness of course. πŸ˜… I never really made friends with those foot pedals but I did play organ after a fashion for many years. It was quite hair raising at times and my stress levels went up for sure. I should never have stuck my head above the parapet in the first place. 🀣

      • I get that! πŸ™‚

  2. restlessjo says:

    Well, it certainly wouldn’t fit in the living room. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ It’s a beauty, isn’t it?

  3. peggyjoan42 says:

    Wow – what a beautiful organ. I have a friend in Salt Lake City, Utah that plays a huge organ in the church she attends.

    • I played piano for many years but never wanted to play the organ. It would be nice to have a piano again. Had a lovely refurbished upright when we lived in Ohio but had to leave it behind when we moved as our rental house wouldn’t have had any room for it and they’re quite difficult and expensive to move. I was able to give it away to someone who’s daughter took lesson but didn’t have her own piano, so I was thankful for that and so were they.

      • peggyjoan42 says:

        I always wanted to learn to play the piano, but never had the chance. Don’t lose the talent you have – hope you do get another piano someday.

  4. Dan Antion says:

    Wow – that’s amazing. I’m sure it sounds wonderful.

  5. Debbie Smyth says:

    Wow! what a beauty. I love piano music, such a great relaxer. Organ music is impressive, but it somehow tends to have a more depressing feel to it for me.

    • That’s an interesting distinction, Debbie. I tend to associate organ music with church although we’ve been going to a contemporary service for many years now and greatly enjoy that. I also enjoy jazz but unfortunately there are no dedicated jazz stations here in the Phoenix area and I’ve never gotten into the habit of streaming music in the van.

  6. Resa says:

    True, it isn’t. Is it your mom’s? πŸ˜‰

  7. Geri Lawhon says:

    Such a majestic organ. Hopefully if I get to see it, someone will be playing it.

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