ORGAMUSE (patent pending), a digital music platform designed by Pro Organo’s founder, organist Frederick Hohman, has been introduced in a fast-paced video, posted to Vimeo and YouTube websites on December 25, 2016, and linked in a variety of press releases circulating throughout the organ trades. The first ORGAMUSE debut video, which is the first in a planned series of videos, depicts Frederick Hohman playing his 1976 organ transcription of Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “The Flight of the Bumblebee” in an arrangement featuring the ORGAMUSE 32-note pedalboard, which is equipped with a brilliant lighting system in which Frederick Hohman had the role of both technical and visual designer. Each of the ORGAMUSE pedals are fitted with lighting assemblies that cause the individual pedals to glow brilliantly as they are played.
“The Flight of the Bumblebee” demonstration video also contains Dr. Hohman’s pitch for the published organ transcription score for “The Flight of the Bumblebee” which is currently on press, and which is expected to be released and available for purchase at ProOrgano.com by 15 January 2017. The organ transcription was penned by Hohman on 2 July 1976, and has remained unpublished and in Hohman’s personal archives for almost 40 years. When the published score is released, it shall be found as Zarex Scores item ZS 1013.