Playing the pipe organ music has been called a lost art. Organists have been replaced in many churches by modern praise bands. However, the mighty Pipe Organ is still alive and there are thousands of organists. There are also young people that are earning degrees in pipe organ playing.
In a previous post I talked about giving organ music a chance. If you are a current reader of this blog, it is very likely that you already listen to or at least appreciate pipe organ music.
Do you know anyone that has judged the organ without having ever listened to its music?
Here are 5 reasons to listen to pipe organ music that you could share with friends to encourage them to try out pipe organ music:
1. You might like it!
If you have never experienced properly played organ music how can you say you don’t like it?
2. Appreciate the history of instrument.
Pipe organs have been around since the third century. I’d say organs have stood the test of time!
3. Be able to say that you’ve heard this instrument well played!
The organ may be the hardest instrument to play well. It takes tremendous coordination of hands of feet. Watch a video and appreciate the skill it takes! Also, keep in mind that the quality of the organist matters too. If I didn’t believe in quality I’d have a position at a church already.
4. There is a variety of genres to choose from.
Some associate the pipe organ only with church. Pipe organ music has more to offer than hymns! There are many other choices: classical, jazz, contemporary, transcriptions, movie music, theater (ex. Phantom Of the Opera), etc. You are likely to find something that you like!
5. It could change your life!
If you give pipe organ music a chance and seek out a genre you like, you may find yourself listening to more music, attending concerts and/or traditional church services. Your life changed forever because of pipe organ music.
Check out my resources page to learn where you can listen to pipe organ music for free!
P.S. It’s okay to like praise band music AND pipe organ music.
What reasons to listen to pipe organ could you add to this list?