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In the Belly of the Organ of Notre-Dame

Meet Olivier Latry, the organist of the famous Notre-Dame in Paris: one of the most prestigious organist gigs in the world. Join him on an exciting musical and historical journey to the heart of the organ.

Production date: 2015 ◾Duration: 52 min

WORKS: GUILMAN, PIERRE COCHEREAU at 7:00m, LOUIS VIERNE at 17:55m , MARCEL DUPRÉ at 37:09 ( PROCESSION & LITANY) AND J.S. BACH at 44:13 ( famous PASSACAGLIA & FUGUE with Pierre Cochereau)

Olivier Latry, organist of the Great Organ of Notre-Dame, takes us on a journey through the mechanism of his beloved companion, a musical instrument which has served as both witness and protagonist through history’s incredible twists and turns. Despite its religious function as intended by its builders and its service to composers through the centuries, the Great Organ Cavaillé-Coll has withstood the test of time, and ultimately reveals its absolute modernity…

Latry has a true passion for Notre-Dame’s organ: The Organ of Notre-Dame is incredible. One always discovers new things about it. The space changes its acoustic with the weather, the snow, the rain, the humidity, and the organ’s nature changes with it: it sounds differently. It’s like an old lady with rheumatism. There are always surprises with this instrument. Every time I come to Notre-Dame, it’s as though it were the first time! In this documentary, Latry plays, recounts anecdotes and stories, delivers a veritable music lesson on all sorts of musical repertoires, and discusses with organ builder Philippe, who climbs the pipes to correct and fine tune this strange musical machine…

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April 16, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Notre Dame de Paris

April 15, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Our Song

Come hear the blackbirds in the blossoming tree.
Mark their song well, ’cause it sings for you and me.
Try standing still, listen, dear, don’t be coy.
What we hear is the song of our moments of joy.
And this moment will last while the blackbirds sing.
As long as their song lives in us, we take wing.
Wherever I am, I’m not lonely and blue.
Wherever I go, I will be with you.
My heart can be heard, but my eye does not see.
You sing our song under a blossoming tree.
Wherever I am I’m not lonely and blue.
Wherever I go, I will be with you.
My heart can be heard, but my eye does not see.
You sing our song under a blossoming tree.

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March 15, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Pancake Day : Making pancakes!

Happy & Yummy Pancake Day!

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March 5, 2019 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

Norah, Darling! Don’t Believe Them

Composed by Michael William Balfe

‘Norah darling, don’t believe them.
Never heed their flattering wiles,
Trust a heart that loves thee dearly,
Lives but in thy sunny smiles!’

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February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Around The World in 10 Cats

Cats on the Page … an exhibit at British Library… a tour of world literature in the company of some rather splendid cats…

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February 1, 2019 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

The Cat Who Lived With Anne Frank

THE CAT WHO LIVED WITH ANNE FRANK
by David Lee Miller

old from the point-of-view of a beloved pet,
The Cat Who Lived with Anne Frank captures the life of a young girl in hiding as she dreams of freedom and of becoming a writer whose words can change the world.

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January 27, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

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