I wanted to do this video for a long time because lots of people have been asking for it but never got around in recording it. But this morning I saw the video where my friend James Flores is demonstrating his Hauptwerk setup and thought I would do it too and also talk about tools I use for streaming on YouTube. Hope you will enjoy it!
Today I'm going to practice pieces by Handel, Bach and Mendelssohn as well as test live streaming with OBS Studio.
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Today I was able to create a successful live-stream using native Hauptwerk sound. I haven't connected the mic yet so there is no talking. Also after some time pedal camera froze for some reason. Other than that, the Zoom Q2N 4k camera works really great. Hope you will enjoy this improvisation on Billerbeck Dom sample set by Sonus Paradisi of Hauptwerk VPO. If you like my music making, you can support me on Patreon and get free organ CD's at https://patreon.com/secretsoforganplaying
Hope you can join our duet recital from our home. It starts at 12 PM UTC. On the program - music by Buxtehude, Beethoven, Bach, Naujalis and Pinkevicius.
Yesterday I did my first live-streaming on Twitch since being promoted as an affiliate. During the Coronavirus epidemic SoundCloud has a partnership with Twitch for Pro account users. This partnership allows anyone with SoundCloud Pro account to be streamlined into an affiliate status on Twitch without having to wait to fulfil the other requirements of Twitch (reaching a certain number of followers, stream and watch hours. Since I have done some live-streaming with them in the past, I decided to take a leap. Affiliate status allows me to earn fro: my streams.
So yesterday was the day I tested this on my new 3 manual and pedal Hauptwerk setup. I only used one manual because I worked on mastering the third movement, Allegro vivace, from Sonatina Prima in A Minor from Clavierübung III by Johann Ludwig Krebs. It’s a fast movement so I had to take about 8 steps to reach the fluency required to record it live without cuts. At first I was worried that I would be nervous when practicing it live. But actually it was fun. I expected to be done in 10 steps and 30 minutes but I did it in 8 steps and 21 minutes.
Of course, setting up the camera was the biggest challenge as I haven’t done this before with this new 3 manual setup. I experimented on putting a camera high from the right hand side, from an eye level on the right and from an eye level on the left. For this livestream I chose the second one, from the right hand side from an eye level.
After the streaming was done, I checked the video and it appeared that I have most of my lighting from the left so I should have put the camera from the left too. Maybe I’ll do this next time when I start working on Sonatina Seconda in D Major.
This livestream was shared with my Patreon supporters first before it will go public on YouTube.
This week I will be spending a lot of time on my Christmas organ duet and solo repertoire. Ausra and I are playing this recital on Saturday in our church. It's called "Christmas with Bach" and we will be performing arias and duets from Bach's cantatas and some solo chorale preludes.
Here's our program:
1. Sinfonia from the Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248/1 (organ duet)
2. Choral "Brich an, o schones Morgenlied", BWV 248/12 (organ duet)
3. Aria "Frohe Hirten", BWV 248/15 (organ duet)
4. Choral “Schaut hin, dort liegt im finstern Stall”, BWV 248/17
5. Aria "Schlafe, mein Liebster", BWV 248/19 (organ duet)
6. Choral "Wir singen dir", BWV 248/23 (organ duet)
7. Choral prelude "Nun komm der Heiden Heiland", BWV 659 (Ausra)
8. Trio super "Nun komm der Heiden Heiland", BWV 660 (Vidas)
9. Choral prelude "Nun komm der Heiden Heiland", BWV 661 (Vidas)
10. Chorus "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme", BWV 140/1 from Cantata No. 140 (organ duet)
11. Chorale prelude on "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme", BWV 645 or "Zion hort die Wachter singen", BWV 140/4 (Ausra)
12. Duet "Mein Freund ist mein", BWV 140/6 (organ duet)
13. Choral "Gloria sei dir gesungen", BWV 140/7 (organ duet)
We were planning to go to church to practice today but there was a soundcheck for tonight's event so hopefully we can do it tomorrow.
Today we practiced at home at the concert speed, tomorrow we'll take a slow tempo, on Wednesday again at the church at the concert tempo and the remaining practices will be slow.
As always, I hope to livestream our Saturday's recital, if the battery of the mic holds so stay tuned.
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Drs. Vidas Pinkevicius and Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene
Organists of Vilnius University , creators of Secrets of Organ Playing.
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