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In Topic: Buckfast Abbey

15 August 2017 - 08:00 AM

If I were a betting man (I’m not), I’d put my money on a certain M. Olivier.

In Topic: Servite Priory Fulham

10 August 2017 - 07:40 AM

A decade earlier, HN&B had a 16’ Dulzian on the Positive at Llandaff  (http://www.npor.org.....html?RI=N11909). For those who do not know, this is situated in the ‘drum’ behind Epstein’s Majestas (http://www.llandaffc...y/the-majestas/). Reading the last, you’ll see that there might have been a Stanley Spencer painting; now, that would have been interesting ! Architecturally, this works better than might be imagined; musically, it gave a passable Cornet – and not much else that was useful.


It was a rather misguided attempt (common in the day) to add moque baroque to a revamping of the derided Hope-Jones instrument, with its heavily frustrated Swell. It’s a shame the land mine hadn’t had more oomph.


Sadly, this sort of thing still goes on.

In Topic: Buckfast Abbey

11 May 2017 - 05:05 AM

The Ruffatti has landed: www.buckfast.org.uk/photos/224/arrival-of-the-new-ruffatti-organ-26th-april-2017

In Topic: Buckfast Abbey

25 April 2017 - 10:28 AM

A container is, e'en now, on its way Devonwards - according to Ruffati’s FacadeBook.


I believe the Abbey Organ’s webpage was 'taken down' and only (very) recently restored - in a revised version: www.buckfast.org.uk/ruffattiorgan.


The installation, for example, will now be "completed before 2018." There are other re-wordings and corrections. I can only assume this explains the temporary absence of the page. 


I emailed the builders, only to be informed that all communications regarding the organ are being handled exclusively by the Abbey.


I would imagine that, once the container arrives, there will be a flurry of new and exciting photos.

In Topic: Buckfast Abbey

10 April 2017 - 11:25 AM

Slightly embarrassing: I'm unable to locate the specification.


The links I've previously used no longer work.


Could anyone furnish one that does, or post the spec. here, please ?


Many thanks.