New and never heard before: Bowie on a Victorian organ

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Chris Nickol, organist at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and an occasional soloist with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, offers an extraordinary tribute to the late musician.

Watch and marvel.

UPDATE: And here’s another account, slower and churchier, from the Organ Scholar at St Alban’s Cathedral:

Soon, they’ll be singing it to hymns on Sunday.

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  • Curiously, the organist at St Albans cathedral also played a version of Life On Mars on Monday. http://ow.ly/WUfhD
    Is there somewhere a transcription in a 70s Pop Hits For Organ collection?
    Or does the song just naturally lend itself to organ performance?

  • AMAZING how everybody is so eager to capitalize the death of a man, to the point of exhaustion.

    Word says the Salsa community is also paying tribute…..

  • There’s a clear distinction between ‘capitalising’ on the death of a man, as you say, Alvaro, and celebrating the life of a man, as most people I’ve encountered appear to be doing. There are those who, while not sharing the love of the artist’s creative output, empathise with those who do, an illustration of respect. Here, on the other hand, is an example of the former:

    http://www.marketingmagazine.co.uk/article/1378970/crocs-bows-critics-deletes-david-bowie-tribute-tweet

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