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Heritage Open Days

27 August 2015 - 09:05 PM

May I put in a plug for the Heritage Open Days on behalf of All Souls Blackman Lane in Leeds which is to be held on September 10th for three days. I have posted before praising this fabulous Abbott and Smith organ and visitors would be welcome to try it out. Quite apart from the building itself which is stuffed to the rafters with some remarkable artefacts.
More info can be found here, follow through the links to area and Leeds from the LH menu.
http://www.heritageo...ctory/laa/Leeds
Although I'm not the organist there Keith Senior, the incumbent organist would be most welcoming and is a veritable mine of information about all things ecclesiastical.
Regards, Simon Gregory

Heritage Open Days

27 August 2015 - 09:04 PM

May I put in a plug for the Heritage Open Days on behalf of All Souls Blackman Lane in Leeds which is to be held on September 10th for three days. I have posted before praising this fabulous Abbott and Smith organ and visitors would be welcome to try it out. Quite apart from the building itself which is stuffed to the rafters with some remarkable artefacts.
More info can be found here, follow through the links to area and Leeds from the LH menu.
http://www.heritageo...ctory/laa/Leeds
Although I'm not the organist there Keith Senior, the incumbent organist would be most welcoming and is a veritable mine of information about all things ecclesiastical.
Regards, Simon Gregory

Nostell Priory

01 June 2015 - 11:55 AM

Greetings - has anyone played this organ recently? I'm being asked to play for a family wedding there next July and I've had a quick gander at NPOR where it looks to be something pretty decent. However, we all know the paper specs. don't fully convey the actual sound and current playing condition so any helpful hints would be appreciated. It looks like it is a National Trust property licensed for marriage ceremonies.

It's here on NPOR

http://www.npor.org.....html?RI=D03648

 

Thanks for any useful info.


Organ Music with Birds

23 April 2015 - 07:01 PM

Greetings, does anyone have any suggestions for any organ music which contains references to birds or bird song. Before you all rush to the Messiaen cupboard I'd need stuff that would be approachable for the audience and I don't have time to faff about unravelling his music anymore. It's for a talk / recital I'm doing for the local twinning association and our twin town is in Bavaria. The title is Clocks, Chorales and Cuckoos. I've got the clocks and chorales covered, too much in some ways, and I have one piece which is based on a German folk song called 'Alle Voegel sind schoen da' , full of twitterings and trills. 

All suggestions gratefully welcomed.

 

 


20 Stop Harrisons

25 March 2015 - 05:15 PM

Following on from a number of very informative and interesting emails from a forum member it seems that there are a number of very versatile and smallish  Arthur Harrison instruments of real worth and note which are not more widely known.

 

This organ, in Skipton, is a real survivor and would serve as an excellent example to get the ball rolling. It’s technically 19 real stops as the usual borrowings for the pedal are there, including the downward extension for the 16’ pedal reed. The Solo was prepared for only.

 

I’ll leave it to those who have played it to sing its praises, suffice it to say that I have the joy of unlimited access without too many duties (that sounds like a good deal I hear you say).  Robert Marsh is the organist there and he has built-up a very good bank holiday series of recitals each year. I might as well plug the forthcoming Easter Monday one at 11.00 am for good measure for any of you who might be up in the t’north. ( I fill in when he has other engagements or examining tours).

 

http://www.npor.org.....html?RI=N05080