Previously I always composed this editorial directly into the website software. After
the disappearance problem I had last time I’ve now taken to composing it in “Word”
first so I still have a copy elsewhere on my computer. Basic good practice, really!
I don’t know why I’ve not always done it that way!
This time we have just one new item, the next Sound Factory Master Class (4). You
can find the link to download this on our Sound Factory page, together with a demonstration
sound produced using Sound Factory. Next time the topic will be the Envelope tab,
which I’m told refers to just an amplifier envelope, there being many other kinds.
Thereafter….. well, I don’t want to say too much at this stage, but we’ll be starting
the big one - the Matrix. There is no end in sight at present to the Classes about
this section of Sound Factory. If you want to be astounded as to what’s possible,
don’t miss those Matrix Master Classes.
You may have noticed gradual changes in the layout of this Home Page, as well as
changes elsewhere on the site. I hope these will improve your experience of the site
and make it easier to navigate. If you have any further suggestions, not ones requiring
complicated routines known only to those who have a degree in web design(!), please
send them to me and I’ll see if I can provide them.
I’m also conscious that I have some catching-up to do on the two web-radio pages:
Organfax Radio and the Organ1st Radio Station. I hope to bring these up-to-date shortly.
There’s certainly an increased Wersi presence among available CDs and their exposure
on those two sites.
Making music is a great experience. It has recently even been hinted that the physiological
changes which occur in the body while doing so are very beneficial. That such changes
do occur I’m sure you will have noticed, perhaps not so much on those days when nothing
seems to go right and the only sensible course of action is to switch off and wait
until tomorrow, but definitely when it all gels together and a feeling of exhilaration
is noticed after playing a particular piece of music. I hope you have many such events
while playing your chosen Wersi instrument. They certainly lend themselves to giving
a great time to their owners and I hope WersiClub International provides some measure
of help in achieving the most from your instrument.
23 March 2013
Wersi Direct has just released three videos on YouTube to demonstrate the many features
of the Wersi Louvre. Each video is nearly 15 minutes long and all three are definitely
in the “required viewing” category for anyone who wishes to know how Wersi instruments
work, as well as for those of us who already own a Wersi as there’s always something
to learn from the experts. Most of the features demonstrated are also available on
the Scala and Verona. The playing demonstrations are by Brett Wales - so why are
you waiting? Here are the links to use: [A free DVD of this video is available from
Wersi Louvre Demonstration - Part 1
Wersi Louvre Demonstration - Part 2
Wersi Louvre Demonstration - Part 3
24 December 2012
David Dunlap: Deck the Hall with Ding Dongs (Merrily)
22 December 2012
Robert Bartha plays the Louvre (9 minutes of entertainment)
Another from David Dunlap: The Christmas Song
17 December 2012 (updated 20 Dec)
David Dunlap’s Christmas contributions:
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
8 December 2012
From Dunlap and Pennington, excerpt from Rhapsody in Blue.
30 November 2012
Dunlap and Pennington, Concert Artists, play
Cumaná by Barclay Allen.
23 November 2012
Brett Wales at the Basildon Keyboard Club
20 October 2012
Another from Chris Hopkins at the Louvre.
17 October 2012
Chris Hopkins at the Louvre (from the Blackpool Tower, now in Chris’ home).
10 October 2012
Wersi at the 2012 OKEY Festival, with accompaniment from Robert Bartha.
Claudia Hirschfeld Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert at the Wersi Netherlands Showroom Opening.
Claudia Hirschfeld again at the Netherlands Showroom Opening (starts 1:18).
Claudia Hirschfeld plays the Louvre and Pegasus Wing.
23 August 2012
Besame Mucho, from David Dunlap, using the Franz Lambert 2 package.
12 August 2012
David Dunlap is definitely on a production line now, but we’re not complaining -
Livin' La Vida Loca is his latest.
8 August 2012
David Dunlap is on a roll! Here are two more you’re going to love!
Time on My Hands
6 August 2012
Yet another great arrangement by David Dunlap: I Can See Clearly Now
3 August 2012
Two more amazing arrangements by David Dunlap, played on his OpenArt Orchestra, otherwise
known as the Wersi Scala:
Puttin’ on The Ritz
26 July 2012
Andrew Varley : Non Ti Scorda Di Me, played on the Abacus Duo.
20 May 2012
David Dunlap : The Windmills of Your Mind and My Way
21 April 2012
More videos from Music Store, taken at the recent Musikmesse:
Robert Bartha (and Lisa Scheuring - vocal) :
The Greatest Love of All
Claudia Hirschfeld :
Live and Let Die
See from the last three what you’ll be missing if you don’t come to the Oktoberfest
8 April 2012
David Dunlap : A Night Like This. Interesting use of the Manual Sustain on a piston
6 April 2012
David Dunlap : Green Eyes. Great, as usual.
28 March 2012
Music Store has begun loading videos of the Musikmesse 2012 onto its You Tube TV
Channel, including a couple of Claudia Hirschfeld playing the Louvre.
25 March 2012
Robert Bartha on Wersi Louvre, at the Musikmesse. Notified by Bill Gray.
22 January 2012
“Red Roses for a Blue Lady” from David Dunlap: arranging and playing to aspire to.
30 December 2011
A truly splendid arrangement by David Dunlap of “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”.
22 December 2011
Jingle Bells, a seasonal greeting from Dunlap and Pennington. It’s an audio mp3 file.
13 December 2011
To get you into the Christmas spirit, do have a look at David Dunlap’s Christmas
video “We Need a Little Christmas”. Three cameras are now being used to great effect.
5 November 2011
Congratulations to David Dunlap on his 70th You Tube video : Tico Tico.
3 November 2011
David Dunlap : A medley from “Hello, Dolly!”, highly entertaining and informative
9 October 2011
David Dunlap : A fascinating presentation of Enough is Enough / No More Tears.
19 September 2011
David Dunlap : A splendid arrangement and performance of Ànema e Core (With All My
Heart and Soul).
11 September 2011
David Dunlap : A special 9/11 commemorative performance of Samuel Barber’s Adagio
30 August 2011
David Dunlap : The beautiful aria O Mio Babbino Caro, from the opera "Gianni Schicchi"
by Giacomo Puccini.
26 August 2011
David Dunlap : The Lost Chord by Arthur Sullivan.
22 August 2011
David Dunlap : Master of the House from Les Miserables.
Klaus Wunderlich : Live on the Wersi Helios, 1984, from Pebble Mill at One.
Klaus Wunderlich : Live on the Wersi Spectra CD, at the Frankfurt Musikmesse.
[There is a considerable number of Klaus Wunderlich videos on You Tube : enjoy.]