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handsoff

Member Since 04 Jan 2008
Offline Last Active Aug 15 2017 08:37 AM
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In Topic: St Sepulchre's - the church that doesn't want musicians

15 August 2017 - 08:37 AM

This subject was mentioned on BBC R3 Breakfast this morning with some gentle(ish) sarcasm about the church's alleged actions from the presenter.


In Topic: Bats in the Bourdon

07 July 2017 - 04:15 PM

It's good to have MM's input and humour on the forum once more... welcome back.

 

That's a great clip of the 12 Days - one stop I noticed on the left hand stop jamb looks fun - Pedal Tutti to Swell.


In Topic: Bats in the Bourdon

02 July 2017 - 03:40 PM

I mentioned it to the churchwarden and he was aware of the responsibilities required with the visitors. There are a few more pipes outside the case that could be used as roosts but I don't think it's much of a problem. The organ is little used and the pedals, being short-compass and offset by around 4 keys (bottom C being about where F would normally be) even less so.

 

I wish that I'd used innate's line - and probably will. Oscar Wilde and Whistler spring to mind!


In Topic: Music That We'd Rather Not Play

22 June 2017 - 03:55 PM

By some coincidence the hymn list at St.P's for this Sunday has Lord, Jesus Christ, you have come to us, scheduled. I don't find this at all offensive and actually quite like the harmonies. I must conclude that something within me finds S,JS to be junk. It's all subjective.

 

What has caught me whilst playing the hymns over at home is that the big orange book has many hymns in lower keys than those to which I'm accustomed. After heaven knows how many years of playing "Richmond" in G Major it took an effort of will over muscle memory to play it in F. Fingers crossed, figuratively at least...


In Topic: Messy Church

21 June 2017 - 04:51 PM

Our benefice has held a Messy Church since just before Christmas 2016. The intention is to draw children from a large new housing development and has, by any measure been successful. I'm not involved as they have their own musicians but here is a link to the benefice's site; Messy Church being a little way down.

 

http://www.southwarksbenefice.org.uk