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  1. For those looking for a picture of the new organ loft at Canterbury, I was in the cathedral today and took a few pictures to post here until there's something more official available. Steve
  2. Nearly 25 years ago while at university, we sang Bruckner's setting complete with several trombones, for the licensing of a new Dean of Chapel. Good fun, but sadly never had the brass resources to do it since!
  3. St Stephen's Church, Hales Drive, Canterbury, CT2 7AB Tuesday 28th July 2015, 7.30pm David Poulter (Liverpool Cathedral) A superb programme of music by J. S. Bach, English composers Elgar, Walton and Whitlock, Noel Rawsthorne (David’s predecessor at Liverpool) and Pierre Cochereau, one time Organist Titular of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, all carefully chosen to demonstrate the capabilities of our newly rebuilt organ. Tickets £10 (under 18s FREE) Ticket price includes refreshments
  4. The Carols for Choirs 5 version doesn't have the solo pedal reed passage though, but shorter links between the verses. The original arrangement for pianos was by Mack Wilberg. Steve
  5. It's working ok for me: http://www.organstops.org/
  6. I am currently on holiday in Cornwall and was at the service in Truro Cathedral on Sunday afternoon (and morning too as it happens); very good combination of music and readings, and the Crown Imperial was very good. Only slight disappointment was the lack of reeds used in Greater Love, but as I don't know the organ they may have obliterated the choir, had they been used! However, as I and most of the choir were away, back home they had a quiet said service on Sunday evening with no music at all. Steve
  7. Sadly I don't have a local music shop that stocks this sort of publication, so before I buy online, would you say the quality of the compositions was superior to those published by other publishers, particularly those, say, who are based in the Suffolk area...? Incidentally, when I was last in London and browsing through the music in one shop, I picked up a book published by said Suffolk based publishers that had been rescanned and published from a copy full of an organist's pencil markings!
  8. I'd be interested to see a photograph of your LED set up, AJJ, if that's possible?
  9. That was a trip down memory lane! I had that recording on cassette tape when I was a youngster back in the 80s - at the time having no idea that I'd end up living in Canterbury and regularly taking my church choir (St Stephen's, to the north-east of the city) to sing services there. Thanks for posting! Steve
  10. Not by any means an exhaustive analysis, but bars 1-9 are based on the opening melody of the verse 'Lord the light of your love...', bars 9-17 the end of the verse, with the 'shine on me' being bars 14-17. Then the refrain is hidden in the quavers of the right hand 18 onwards. These themes are then repeated, developed etc through the rest of the piece. Steve
  11. I ordered mine from the RSCM online shop on Monday evening and it arrived today. Now I just need to finish these Year 9 reports so that I can have a play through! Steve
  12. In the UK, if you produce a commercial CD which contains copyright items then you need a licence from the MCPS (Mechanical Copyright Protection Sceme) - a branch of the same people that collect royalties for public performances, broadcasting, playing music in shops etc. It seems a payment of 8.5% of dealer price or 6.5% of retail price should cover you... see here for more info: http://www.prsformusic.com/users/recordedmedia/cdsandvinyl/Pages/AP1AP2.aspx It is then the job of the MCPS to pass payment onto copyright holders. I have no idea how such things work in the USA though - perhaps there is a similar organisation? Steve
  13. I had a recording of my Church Choir singing Fauré's Cantique de Jean Racine flagged as a breach of copyright - I appealed, explaining that Fauré was long gone and that the recording was my own of my church choir and they took down the notice. I was quite flattered that someone might have thought that it was a professional recording. Perhaps on a slightly similar note, I've been a little frustrated at cathedrals who ask for a recent recording of the choir singing a service when applying to do a visit, but who won't allow visiting choirs to record when they visit. Would the cathedrals be in breach of any copyright or performing rights if I posted my choir singing there, or would it actually rest with me and the choir? are the cathedrals being over cautious?
  14. I have a simple desk lamp over the top of my music stand at home, but it doesn't have a switch on the lamp unit, so what I have used which has proved very useful is one of those plugs intended for computers, that switch off all your printers etc when you shut down the main computer. I've plugged my lamp into this which is activated by turning the organ on or off - saves crawling around on the floor to find the plug every time! You can pick them up from electrical stores. Steve
  15. This morning we kept to Trinity Sunday, although I did play a bit of the Water Music in honour of a previous flotilla. This evening we had a Deanery Evensong, with Parry 'I was glad', 'Zadok the Priest' and the Accession Day responses from BCP. I didn't have time to learn anything like Orb and Sceptre, but I did use the Intrada by Grayston Ives written for the Queen's Silver Jubilee service and published by Banks in their modern organ music book. Steve
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