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handsoff

Member Since 04 Jan 2008
Offline Last Active Apr 27 2017 07:19 AM
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In Topic: Youtube

27 April 2017 - 07:19 AM

Speaking as one who detests anything to do with football I watched the clip with some reservation but found it quite inspiring. The Scottish tune came as a bit of a surprise and made me wonder how it came to be used by a football club but both the playing and the instrument were excellent.

 

I must seek out some more conventional recordings of the organ.


In Topic: Easter highlight

18 April 2017 - 09:29 AM

I heard it too - a very fine arrangement of the song.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...rammes/b08m93mg

 

...should find it.

 

Another sort of tweet follows the service - the yellow wagtail on the BBC "Tweet of the Day" programme!


In Topic: Canterbury Cathedral & Manchester Cathedral, New organs

18 March 2017 - 01:09 PM

The French Horn on the right-hand Echo Organ in Symphony Hall, Birmingham is sublime.


In Topic: Coping with mistakes/failures

09 February 2017 - 08:31 AM

"I think my worst experience was in my late twenties when I was bawled out (literally) during a service by a newly arrived priest for playing what he considered was the "wrong" tune to some hymn".

 

Gosh, that brought back a memory. I was in my mid-teens and in my first organist's post other than at school. We too had a new rector who was considered to be and probably was a bit radical for a small country church and he announced that we would sing "O Jesus I have promised" to, "that fine tune Hatherop Castle". It was reported, although I have no memory of the exact words used, that I announced, "You bl**dy can, I'm playing Thornbury".


In Topic: 18/12/2016: BBC Radio 3 Christmas Around Europe

19 December 2016 - 08:42 AM

Why wasn't I listening?

 

1) A carol service at 16.00 and

 

2) another at 18.00 after

 

3) an early afternoon spent practising

 

4) and after that no wish to hear any more Christmas music...