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  1. AJJ

    List of beautiful English Organs

    Agree! A
  2. AJJ

    List of beautiful English Organs

    Another Roger Pulham case design at All Saints, Friern Barnet complete with Heraldic Trumpet planted horizontally. Organ by Nigel Church (1984). A
  3. There is an comfortable and effective version by David Patrick which lies nicely under hands and feet. You could try contacting him via Fitzjohn Music re availability etc. A fitzjohnmusic@btinternet.com
  4. AJJ

    P D Collins Organ At Turner Sims

    Brilliant news! A
  5. AJJ

    Max Drischner

    I got hold of it after a bit of concentrated Googling! A
  6. AJJ

    Max Drischner

    It’s in ‘Minatures Volume 1’ edited by Bryan Hesford and published by Fentone (F607) A
  7. AJJ

    Changes at Mander Organs

    Very Best for this John. A
  8. AJJ

    List of beautiful English Organs

    As an aside it is interesting to see what Richard Bower did at Thurning in 2010. The case is still as it was but the innards are completely revised. An ingenious scheme which I would be keen one day to investigate. http://www.bowerorgans.co.uk/organs/Thurning.html A
  9. AJJ

    List of beautiful English Organs

    A similar Roger Yates scheme with borrowings here - nice case also but no photo available! http://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=D02323 A
  10. AJJ

    Worship songs

    I don’t go as far as bands but if asked will play worship songs and will do so with (hopefully) musicality. I agree with the narcissism point above too though find it more problematic with some (possibly less open minded and maybe also less musical) church musicians than with those who run things. I tend to keep well away from those types. A
  11. AJJ

    List of beautiful English Organs

    The Hay on Wye organ is a bit of a mess.. A
  12. AJJ

    Spurden Rutt

    I once played this - http://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=N16514 It was decidedly clapped out then and not long to be replaced but I was not over impressed. A
  13. I have seen this done on organs from some USA builders on an ‘ether/or’ basis where a stop lever slid L engages the stop on one manual, slid R engages on another or is off when central. There is also a French builder who from a basic 2 man GO and Rec. scheme craftily derives a Pos. by similar means from the GO (and possibly some of the Ped. too) but I am unsure about the stop control for this. Maybe our host could enlighten? Peter Collins, Nigel Church also used to build small instruments with this idea behind them. A
  14. AJJ

    Patrick Gowers

    Try contacting Richard or Barbara Priest here: http://allegro.co.uk/ A
  15. AJJ

    Buckfast Abbey

    Just spotted myself and wife! Interestingly, she (a musician herself who has had to put up with organs and organists for many years) usually takes no prisoners so to speak where organs recitals are concerned but was mightily impressed at this event. Not only did the player come in for great praise but so did the instrument. Whatever we anoracks think, the instrument seems to have impressed at least one muscal member of the public. A