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Shropshire Lad

Member Since 27 Sep 2006
Offline Last Active Jun 06 2017 05:26 PM
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Hull City Hall

06 June 2017 - 05:26 PM

I made a very long trip to Hull to hear the wonderful instrument in the City Hall last Thursday. I must admit it exceeded all my expectations. Beautiful choruses that blended well, an excellent English full swell and a dazzling array of colours of varying intensities and a full organ to blow out the cobwebs! This surely must rank as one of our finest civic instruments.

 

Roy Massey showed off the organ with great aplomb with a varied programme which demonstrated all aspects of the instrument. Bearing in mind Dr Massey gives relatively few recitals these days I guess it speaks volumes of what he thinks of the organ as its a long journey to Hull for him. I must admit I have a real soft spot for hearing our more "senior" organists who still give recitals to a very high standard - age is only a number after all. 

 

I made a promise to myself to visit more instruments this year particularly "up north". I've targeted Ripon Cathedral next. Does anyone have any suggestions for any instruments worth hearing in Northern England (excluding the North West which I've visited extensively). 

 

 


Harold Darke

16 May 2017 - 05:53 PM

I'm rather partial to A Fantasy by Darke. Does anyone have any knowledge of where I can source the sheet music? I have the CD of a fine recording of Darke's music by Roger Fisher but the music is proving to be elusive. 


Harold Darke

16 May 2017 - 05:53 PM

I'm rather partial to A Fantasy by Darke. Does anyone have any knowledge of where I can source the sheet music? I have the CD of a fine recording of Darke's music by Roger Fisher but the music is proving to be elusive.