Diane Bish is a woman who has found her gimmick. She got the idea of filming herself playing famous organs around the world, and she put together a film crew to bring this vision to life in her Joy of Music television series. Of course, if you are not an insomniac who watches TV at 4:00 in the morning like me, you may have missed her Christmas special of arrangements from Handel's Messiah and Christmas carols played on organs in Germany, France, Belgium, Sweden and Boston.
Even I was shocked to see that there are over 300 shows in this series. That means 300 different outfits, 300 different pairs of shoes to be photographed on the organ pedals. The films of the churches are beautiful and the organ playing is excellent, but one cannot avoid a certain excess of merriment over this series. As gimmicks go, it is one of the better ones.