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  1. Recitals

    Friday, 22 September, 7.15 for 7.45pm at St John the Evangelist, Whitchurch, Buckinghamshire HP22 4JZ: Timothy Byram-Wigfield plays a programme to include Handel, Bach, Guilmant, Saint-Saens, Elgar, Walton and Vierne on the 1880 Porritt and will talk about his experiences at St George's Chapel, Windsor and elsewhere. Tickets £12 on the door or £10 in advance from Parrott's Farm Shop, Beechmoor Farm (HP22 4LG).
  2. Recitals

    Buckingham Parish Church on Saturday 24 June at 7.30pm: Milton Keynes Chorale presents a Durufle Feast, including the Requiem, Quatre Motets, Organ Suite Op. 5 and Solo Items. Conductor: Victoria Ely, Organist Douglas Tang, Mezzo Soprano Hannah Poulson, Baritone Ben Tomlin. Tickets £15 Adults, £5 under 18s and students.
  3. Music That We'd Rather Not Play

    I played S, JS for the first time earlier this year - not one of my favourites but even the oldies (I.e., older than me!) in the congregation seem to like it, What did surprise me was the way it's laid out in the alleged 'Organ Edition' of the new A&M with a page turn between the verse and refrain. I reset it with Musescore and it fits very nicely on one side of A4.
  4. The Swell Lieblich Bourdon (TC) on our Porritt is a very good stop. It adds just the right amount of depth to full organ, it's a lovely flute played an octave up and can also be used an octave up with the Vox Angelica either as a soft solo (very useful if the Oboe is out of tune!) or soft chorus. Perhaps it looks odd on paper but it works really well.
  5. An article that could have been included in the BIOS Journal on the RFH organ was a look at the tender proposals. Reading between the lines in 'Baroque Tricks', they were from Harrison, Willis and Walker. Another interesting one would be a compare and contrast (musical and technical) between the RFH and Colston Hall instruments, from someone who knows both.
  6. It's on the H&H website today under Projects and Plans -> Forthcoming. There are photos of the restored ex-Manchester console on the Selby website: http://www.selbyabbeyorganappeal.org.uk/restoration.html
  7. Most bizarre specifications?

    This is an interesting example, which sounds a lot better in the church than at the console: http://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=N09233
  8. Nigel, Church - Lincln

    I understand It's the organ formerly in Hucknall Parish Church and then Sedburgh School - apparently the church is highly delighted with the result.
  9. Sure - I took it during one of the post-restoration events. PM me if you want the full res version and I'll email it to you.
  10. Still in place at the RFH console....... I was told that when the pipes were cleaned in the recent restoration, a layer of brown varnish was removed - years of nicotine deposits (from smoking in the auditorium!).
  11. St Nicholas' Cathedral Newcastle

    There's a little bit in the last post on this page: http://mander-organs-forum.invisionzone.com/index.php?/topic/3973-electronic-substitute-in-a-cathedral/page-3
  12. The future organist?

    The RCO is running a survey for what organists want: https://www.rco.org.uk/news_displaystory.php?newsid=232
  13. Organ Recitals on TV

    Not quite a recital, but I remember this being broadcast. It was long before the wide availability of video recorders........ http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/adfb3b84beed401b898dc87a2e67dee9 I had not seen the BBC Genome pages before - a very good resource.
  14. Electronic substitute in a Cathedral ?

    Newcastle Cathedral is using a Phoenix: http://www.newcastlegateshead.com/whats-on/st-nicholas-cathedrals-lunchtime-recital-series-p761261 I can't see mention of this on the Forum, but apologies in advance if it has already been covered.
  15. Great pictures! What a beautifully decorated console. You're almost there with the posting: you just need to leave the first at the start of the link as well as the at the end (for some reason my capitals in IMG are changing to lower case). I've taken the liberty of putting one here as a demo.....