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John Robinson

Member Since 19 Aug 2004
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In Topic: St Sepulchre's - the church that doesn't want musicians

11 August 2017 - 09:16 PM

How ridiculous.  Trendy vicars, not to say money-grabbing ones, will be the death of the Church.

In Topic: Servite Priory Fulham

10 August 2017 - 09:23 PM

I was given to understand that these early 16' regals were not particularly loud - certainly no louder than the flues above them - yet in addition to providing a sub-octave pitch, they also contributed upper harmonics to the ensemble.

I assume the modern ones were inserted for the same purpose.

In Topic: York Minster

26 July 2017 - 09:28 PM

And yet the changes under the supervision of Francis Jackson have been claimed to make the organ 'more musical'.


I suppose, though, that tastes change over time!


I do look forward to hearing more about these proposed changes.

In Topic: Bats in the Bourdon

01 July 2017 - 09:37 PM

I played for a wedding yesterday in a church where the organ is not used regularly. Whist practising on the previous day I noticed that 3 notes of the short compass pedal Bourdon didn't speak and on opening the tuning notes book to ask for it to be fixed (the organ is tuned annually) saw the pipes had been silenced because bats are roosting in them...



And I'm afraid that you are legally obliged not to disturb them.


Let's hope that they don't expand their family and set up home in some other pipes!

In Topic: Organs of London

27 June 2017 - 10:14 PM

Looks fascinating, but I couldn't eat anything that has been in an animal's mouth.


Would it be possible to have an egg instead?


(The old ones are the best!)