I'm contemplating some restoration work on a small organ (circa 1900 vintage) which I acquired as it was being thrown out. The leather eyelets at the ends of the roller arms are perished. I would prefer to replace like with like but where does one obtain such leather eyelets and how are they inserted?
Any wise advice would be appreciated.
As members will know, a new chamade has been installed at the west end of Portsmouth Cathedral by Nicholsons. I believe that Noel Rawsthorne wrote a new piece - Marche Triophale for Gordon Stewart to play at a recent recital. Did anyone hear the recital and does anyone know who is publishing the Marche, by any chance?
That's an excellent idea, as I'm sure many people seem to believe that only the pipes they can see actually exist.
Getting back to Manchester, that reminded me of the 32' wood and reed in that cathedral which are situated in a side aisle and to which I naturally gravitated. What I found rather surprising was that visitors can approach those pipes unhindered and can easily reach the tuning springs of the reed! It only takes an inquisitive visitor to wonder 'what are these strange pieces of wire?' and 'I wonder what happens when I push this one up and down?'
And, no, I resisted the temptation!