“They say that the best things in life are free.” “They also say that you get what you pay for.”
“OK, Smart Guy … Why should I buy your “restored” music when I can download stuff for free, that’s FREE?”
OK, that’s a fair question, and I one that get from time to time. Of course, none of my regular customers ever asks this, but many who take the free downloads and then print on their individual printers and tape the 20 pound printer paper to their racks post to me once in a while. Of course, most of this music they plan to play once — that’s once — and then throw away. Who cares? It’s going into the garbage!
If you’ve taken the care and time to learn to play it, do you really want to throw it away? The obvious answer to this is that if I want to play it again, I’ll download it (if the site is still in operation) and print it (if I still have a working printer). There are a lot of “ifs” in that!
You may or may not care about music listed in the pages of pieces that attempted to advertise to those who bought the music during its initial printing, but I include those pages. I also accept and respond to your questions and requests for future restorations. I am proud to write that no other organ music publisher does this! Check my feedback for confirmation, or better yet email me and put me to the test!
Here’s a page from Harold Flammer of pieces that were available in the 1920s, and this is from the back page of a piece I am now restoring. What a golden period of organ literature were the 1920s!
You may think that why should I restore a page which does not list organ music! It’s because it is the back cover of an original which I have used for restoration of a Harold Flammer organ music piece. Think, won’t you, why Harold Flammer in 1922 listed this particular music on the back cover of one of their organ music titles. In the words of Linda Richman, “Discuss!”