F H Browne & Sons ltd is delighted to announce that it has acquired the trading name and intellectual property rights of Mander Organs Ltd. From 1st October 2020 F H Browne (Organ Builders) Ltd will revert to trading under the name Mander Organ Builders for all current and future contracts.
Both companies are based in South East England, and three of the current FHB employees (including myself) are former employees of Mander Organs, so there are immediate synergies.
We are delighted to have made this transition and look forward to working with our present and future customers both in the UK and Internationally.
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I read on 'Slipped Disc' that Oliver Latry will not be playing at the Proms this year. His place seems to have been taken by Martin Baker who will play three Bach works interspersed by three improvisations.
Also Andrew Davis (ex Kings Organ scholar), who is in mourning for the death of his wife, has pulled out.
I am not sure that there is ever a "perfect passing', certainly not for the family. My heart goes out to the family who have lost a loving husband and father. I had great fun assisting in a recording that Martin made made many years ago on the temporary organ in Salisbury Cathedral when I worked for a toaster company (I believe Sean Tucker was also present). Harry Mudd was the long suffering recording engineer. Martin was forthright in his views about how he wanted the organ to sound, and it was my job to interpret his wishes with the limited resources I had at my disposal at the time. He was a superb musician and also great company. My abiding memory was of a rather convivial evening at the hotel where our late lamented Chairman and Managing Director (JRMP) attempted to match Martin drink for drink in the hotel afterwards. It was a memorable evening! RIP Martin.