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  1. Hampton Court Chapel (Hereford)

    Yes, there really is one! This afternoon I drove past the entrance to the Hampton Court Castle which is at Hope-under-Dinmore, a few miles south of Hereford. A look at the website this evening - https://www.hamptoncourtcastle.co.uk/ - reveals an extremely grand building, the website of which says that the oldest parts - including the chapel - date from 1427. I looked up this location on the National Pipe Organ Register (NPOR) and there is an entry, dated 2002, for the chapel. The organ is reported as being unusable and "in pieces" in 2001. No builder is given but I should think, going by the specification, it is / was an instrument from the Victorian period or perhaps earlier. Does anyone know anything of the instrument's history? I can find nothing online. http://npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=R00347 (or, in case the link doesn't work, NPOR Number: R00347) Cheers, Dave
  2. Appointments 2

    Hi Ross. Yes I am and I was thinking of Christ Church, Clifton but I have just noticed that Peter Allison mentioned that in his post. I remember the organ at Christ Church as being a nice instrument and I also remember Wayne Marshall's recital on it some years back (can't recall when!) which included a round of variations on the theme from "The Flintstones". Hope you are enjoying life in Aus. Dave
  3. Appointments 2

    Greetings Ross. You weren't previously organist of a church here in Bristol, Uk were you? Your name rings a bell. Dave
  4. Canterbury Cathedral Organ

    Just gone browsing Canterbury Cathedral's website. The correct link is https://www.canterbury-cathedral.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CC_QO-spec_Dec-2017.pdf That link, together with other info, can be found at https://www.canterbury-cathedral.org/support-us/supporting-us/the-canterbury-voice/the-cathedral-organ-project/ Dave
  5. Canterbury Cathedral Organ

    Nor me.
  6. Youtube

    Here's something for a bit of fun. Insides and sounds of the organ at Esztergom Basilica, Hungary. Dave
  7. St. Peter's, Rome

    That is how I put the petition into English as well John. Frankly I don't blame him either: a place such as St. Peter's, Rome is the last place I would expect to find an electronic organ. Dave
  8. St. Peter's, Rome

    Through a link on the "Organs of Paris" group on Facebook I have been made aware of this. Sounds like the organ at this most sacred of places of worship is not in good condition but, either way, I hope that this installation, if it has already been done, is not a permanent thing. Either way a petition has been set up which is written in Italian so you will need a translator to read it. It appears that St. Peter's Basilica, Rome has acquired an electronic organ!! https://www.change.org/p/appello-per-l-organo-a-canne-nella-basilica-di-san-pietro-in-vaticano/fbog/847366699 Out of itnerest what is the history behind the pipe organ there? Dave
  9. Youtube

    I love this. And so, clearly, does the audience. Dave
  10. Bristol Catheral - Organ Appeal

    Absolutely! The instrument sounded fab during the concert on Monday evening (18th December) which was the yearly run of Messaien's "La Nativité" after which a retiring collection toward the organ appeal was taken and it raised quite a bit from the 100+ (reckoned by one of the stewards) members of the audience. Dave
  11. Bristol Catheral - Organ Appeal

    Evening all, Just a post to say that Bristol Cathedral is attempting to raise money for the restoration of the organ (IV/66, Harris 1685 / Seede 1786 / WG Vowles 1861 / JW Walker 1907) which, from a figure given at a recent concert, is likely to cost in the order of £1.5m. Pages have been added to the cathedral's website: https://bristol-cathedral.co.uk/music/organ-and-sound/ Dave
  12. BBC Radio 3 | Christmas Around Europe 2017

    Thank you SL. I will miss some of the Sunday afternoon bit due to being in Bristol Cathedral for a service but I will have the radio back on as soon as I can after the service is over. Glad you can get BBC Radio 3 over there online: if you want to watch BBC TV over the internet you need to be in England and have an English TV licence. A very Merry Christmas to you as well. Dave
  13. Greetings all, It is nearly the time of year again and, on Sunday, BBC Radio 3 will - as always - broadcast their offering of festive music from numerous locations around Europe that they collectively refer to as "Christmas Around Europe". This year the date for it will be Sunday 17th December. For me is one of my favourite broadcasts, not only of Christmas but also of the year, and I always listen to as much of it as I possibly can. This year's music will come from Finland, Austria, Germany, Bulgaria, Denmark, Czech Republic and Portugal (Basilica, Mafra). Details now on the BBC Radio 3 website as follows: Part 1 (Finland, Austria): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09jc2gg Part 2 (Nuremburg, Sofia, Copenhagen, Frankfurt): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09jc2gj Part 3 (Brno, Mafra): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09jc2gl I will, as ever, look forward to this. For anyone wondering there will be organ in the segment from Finland. As an aside the section from Vienna includes music by James MacMillan while the Vienna and Mafra segments contain English carols. Should be good. Dave
  14. Saint-James Normandy

    A great shame. to loose something as nice as that. Looks a write off sadly. Dave
  15. Appointments 2

    Certainly looks that way. Dave