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      Updated 27th August 2020

      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.

      It is also confirmed that his forum will continue as it is now.

      Stephen Bayley
      Managing Director

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    • The organ is being rededicated at the 11am Eucharist this Sunday. This will be live-streamed on YouTube. The minster has also posted a video reviewing the project:       
    • Members may be interested to see this:   https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-56294640
    • Glad you find it interesting S_L! Here is another "version" if you will of that JKS #48 hymn I mentioned I like a lot, the video earlier was played slow, in this one it is played quite fast and as such it has a very different "feel" to it,  according to the video description the organ had mechanical problems that needed repairs, you also have to get past the out of tune organ- it was subsequently repaired/restored, but once the two men at the organ actually find the page in the book and start playing, it's very upbeat and uplifting sounding, it takes them about half a minute in to find the page haha. There is also some footage of the church interior which I always find very interesting! Organ is in Ivanka pri Dunaji,  Slovakia, and it was built in 1911 by Vincze Mozsny Pozsony (Bratislava from 1918 before Prešpork Pressburg Pozsony) The public domain, free music score is here for anyone who would like to print it out and try it; https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KLjAUIWXXL-eutF0XpH63A603PUcBBcY/view   See how this compares at the fast tempo and how you like this Christmas tune, I don't speak Slovak but the title Dnesny den sa radujme is pretty much pronounced the way it looks except "j" is pronounced as "y" is in the US, phonetically it is; "Neshny den-sa rahduymay" and it translates to; "Let's rejoice today" So with that title in mind, it actually should be played at this faster tempo, the first verse is   Dnešný deň sa radujme a veselo spievajme Dnešný deň sa radujme a veselo spievajme Ježiškovi malému, v jasliach uloženému. Spi, spi, Ježišku, milý synáčku. In English from the imperfect google translate; Let us rejoice today and sing merryly Let us rejoice today and sing merryly To the little Jesus , laid in a manger. Sleep, sleep, Santa, dear son.    
    • Some fascinating videos which I found most interesting on a number of levels! Thank you  Rwolff
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