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  1. "Organ" in King's College Chapel

    Plus a video here:... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIwVPafaWk0
  2. BBC Proms 2015

    Thanks for the heads up on the Poulenc. Great fun but weren't the audience noisy or am I just getting old?!
  3. Thanks for the kind words! Whether we make any more either videos and/or recordings depends on Anne's busy schedule and my ability to get time out of work to shoot. We have some ideas but nothing set in stone as yet. Also we are at the mercy of the generosity of the various colleges and their chapels too. If something comes up, I'll let you know! Regards, Oliver (biggestelk)
  4. If I am allowed to sound my own trumpet so to speak, here is a video I made recently of Anne Page playing Bach's Canonic Variations on 'Vom Himmel hoch' in Pembroke College Chapel, Cambridge. Hope you enjoy! :-)
  5. North German Organ, Gothenburg.

    Quite heavy when the shove coupler was on, but easy enough action to play if you can remember which blinkin notes you're supposed to be playing depending on the key!!! Not too deep, nice and positive, not spongy. :-)
  6. North German Organ, Gothenburg.

    I was very fortunate to have a quick guided tour/play on the North German School organ in the New Church, Orgryte, Gothenburg. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_German_baroque_organ_in_%C3%96rgryte_Nya_Kyrka Quite an experience. I haven't played a short octave, split key action before! Also, the two odd looking studs on the pedalboard, are in fact notes!
  7. Who, where & when?!

    THE ANSWER!!!! #pipeorgan mystery solved. It was not in France or England, but in Brooklyn!! olrbrooklyn.org thanks for your all your thoughts!
  8. Who, where & when?!

    An organ builder found the tape inside a bellow in a Gonzalez pipe organ.
  9. Who, where & when?!

    I ask on behalf of a Facebook user who runs a organ recording business in the States. He has this recording on tape but knows little more than what the piece is and that it is written in French on the tape...
  10. Who, where & when?!

    https://soundcloud.com/pipe_organ/jean-langlais-fete-op-51 Any ideas please? :-)
  11. Nautical Organ Pieces

    http://vandenheuvel-orgelbouw.nl/en/cds/item/340-35-jaar-van-den-heuvel-orgelbouw-bv.html This recording is bl**dy amazing. I have family in Stockholm and have heard this beast in full flow a few times now and she makes a amazing sound! The CD was offered free with (I think) OR some time ago, and the Nuages ensoleill├ęs sur le Cap N├Ęgre is simply stunning, especially at the close with the big wooden pedal reed! If you need a 'listen' (mp3) let me know! Oliver.
  12. Off the beaten track

    I've had this in my YT favourite for ages, mindblowing stuff!
  13. Desert Island Discs

    I've had a snoop around t'web and it seems not I too have the set and the UPC (Barcode) is 3149025039729 Good luck!
  14. Fantasia & Fugue in G minor

    I agree, if you're going to follow straight through (so to speak) with the fugue, then it makes sense to go Minor. Mind you I prefer the tension in the minor at the end anyway! Major just seems too easy a let off after all that chromaticism! My 2cents...