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A Night at the Organ

This is a tribute to the "king of instruments," which involves much that is related to it, including death and mourning, spiritualism, horror, religion, philosophy, science, and, of course, art and architecture. The film is quite varied, both in images and music. The meaning of each of the eight pieces themselves, moreover, and of the film as a whole, is highly ambiguous. Viewers, I suspect, will tend to project their own meanings onto what they see and hear, depending on their background knowledge and beliefs (or lack thereof). In this case, once again, art reflects life.

By the way, play it LOUD, like at a rock concert. This is necessary in order to achieve the intended unity of effect. Use the second thunder clap at the beginning to gauge the maximum volume that you and the audience can handle.

1. Requiem in C minor 00.00
2. Consolation in G minor 10.17
3. Vom Himmel hoch, da komm’ ich her 14.52
4. Seelenbräutigam 15.58
5. Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr’ 17.38
6. Es ist gewißlich an der Zeit 20.59
7. Nearer, My God, to Thee 22.34
8. Ein’ feste Burg ist unser Gott 24.44

A slightly earlier (Dec. 4 2021) 4K Ultra HD version (3840x2160 16x9) is available from the YouTube site supplied to the right of here.

A pdf of the sheet music can be downloaded from: https://www.academia.edu/35554258/Pipe_Organ_Compositions_David_N_Stamos_2021_

You can also find the same music recording as "A Night at the Organ" but now with just the sheet music as the video:

  • David N. Stamos
  • David N. Stamos
  • David N. Stamos
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 26, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    150 USD
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  • Student Project:
  • Top Indie Film Awards (Winter 2022)
    January 5, 2022
    Winner: Best Editing
  • Global Music Awards (Winter 2022)
    La Jolla, CA
    United States
    January 29, 2022
    Winner: Silver Medal (Composition)
  • International Horror Hotel Film Festival (Spring 2022)
    Cleveland Ohio
    United States
    June 11, 2022
    3rd place, Best Experimental Short
Director - David N. Stamos