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    I have been involved in music my entire life. My father, a pathologist, built pipe organs in his spare time as a hobby (hence the handle). He gave me my love of pipe organs, Bach and Tchaikovsky and a cerebral view of music. My mother is a classically trained flautist who plays organ, piano, conducted church choir, and passed to me the passionate place that music lives in. I earn money by repairing musical instruments, and enjoy playing tuba in bands, classical guitar in the living room, and button accordion for dances.
    I am decidedly tonal, a bit of a romanticist, and definitely prefer instrumental to (solo) vocal music. However, I am dipping my toes into sacred (vocal) music and have always enjoyed choral (hymns) and Renaissance singing styles. In the classical vein, I mostly (but not exclusively) listen to lute music, organ music, orchestral pieces outside of symphonies (I believe it is harder to write a good short story than a novel). As for performers, styles, and media, I am firmly in the camp of Duke Ellington. If it sounds good, it is good.
    PS: I have lived near Philadelphia PA my whole life, and really miss WFLN.(there, that firmly dates me to be at least 40 years old.)

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    Vale Forum!
    I have been involved in music my entire life. My father, a pathologist, built pipe organs in his spare time as a hobby (hence the handle). He gave me my love of pipe organs, Bach and Tchaikovsky and a cerebral view of music. My mother is a classically trained flautist who plays organ, piano, conducted church choir, and passed to me the passionate place that music lives in. I earn money by repairing musical instruments, and enjoy playing tuba in bands, classical guitar in the living room, and button accordion for dances.
    I am decidedly tonal, a bit of a romanticist, and definitely prefer instrumental to (solo) vocal music. However, I am dipping my toes into sacred (vocal) music and have always enjoyed choral (hymns) and Renaissance singing styles. In the classical vein, I mostly (but not exclusively) listen to lute music, organ music, orchestral pieces outside of symphonies (I believe it is harder to write a good short story than a novel). As for performers, styles, and media, I am firmly in the camp of Duke Ellington. If it sounds good, it is good.
    PS: I have lived near Philadelphia PA my whole life, and really miss WFLN.(there, that firmly dates me to be at least 40 years old.)
    Welcome to Talk Classical, Buxtehude. (Good name - my chief love is baroque! )

    I hope you have a lovely time here, make friends, share opinions, and get even deeper into music.
    Enjoy!
    My fiddle my joy.

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    Welcome to Talk Classical, buxtehude. How do you listen to music? Do you own a collection of any kind? Enjoy your time in this forum.

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    Hi and welcome to TC. Think you will love this site. I know from joining, have learnt so much and regard everyone as my TC friends.

    Do you like any particular composer?
    Well looking forward to your posts

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    Welcome! I hope if you've dipped into sacred music that you've encountered Jos Van Immerseel's recording of Buxtehude's cantatas. It's really worth hearing.

    I look forward to hearing from you around here.

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    Thanks for your welcomes and recommendations!
    My LP's and CD's are in the workshop, and I listen to music (or Books On Tape if I don't need my brain) while working.
    I enjoy listening to Bach on any instrument, I like the colors of post-Debussy orchestration, especially the English composers from Delius to RVW, Holst ; and I have an indefensible love of Sibelius symphonies. I will listen to anything that has "Vivaldi", "Dvorak", or, most recently, "Villa-Lobos" on the cover.
    I just recently heard the Palestrina Stabat Mater sung by Emoke Barath and could listen to her for hours. It was recommended here and I have already got my money's worth for this forum!

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    Wellcome to TC!

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    Welcome! Didn't know that people could be tonal, thought that was just applied to music! learn something new every day...........

    We need more organ music fans here! Glad to have you join us.

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