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  1. This seems to be the case on occasions in France too - a recent solo organ recital in Bourges Cathedral attracted a substantial audience. A
  2. There is a facebook page on Father Willis instruments which is reliable and free from the daftness found in some of the organ areas in said media. https://www.facebook.com/groups/639145742878503/ A
  3. Interesting - thanks! A
  4. Thanks both above - that is certainly encouraging! A
  5. Having had a lovely little one manual and pedal 1860s Vowles as my main church instrument for the last 20 plus years I can certainly say that I never tire of what one can actually get it to do both liturgically and in the repertoire it can cope with. With a bit of research there is much around from all points of the repertoire that will work effectively - enough to make me not over worried about that which will not! A
  6. This instrument http://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=N08874 caused quite a stir when it was installed and indeed somewhere I still have an LP of Alan Harverson playing various 'baroqueries' on it soon after. Does anyone know if it is still looked after, used in recitals etc. as one doesn't seem to hear much about it these days. A
  7. Oliver Hancock goes from Assistant at Portsmouth Cathedral to St Mary's Warwick as DOM. A
  8. Wine of Peace - Charles Camilleri A
  9. It looks like it it is the same as is currently the case - Mixture IV with tierce, Fourniture IV with just quints. A
  10. GREAT 16,8,8,8,8,8,4,4,2 2/3,2,2,IV,IV,16,8,4 TRANSEPT GREAT 16,8,4,2 2/3,2,IV,8 SWELL 16,8,8,8,8,4,4,2,III,IV,16,8,8,16,8,4 SOLO 16,8,8,8,8,4,2,16,8,8,Fr. Horn 8, Ophicleide 8, Tubas 8,4 CHOIR 16,8,8,8,4,4,2 2/3,2,2,1 3/5,III,8 PEDAL Open 32,Stopped 32,16,16,16,16,16 Solo,16 Choir,8,8,8,4,4,IV,32,16,16,8,4 A
  11. The proposed Canterbury spec. Is out there in the big wide world via the latest edition of The Organ Club Journal if anyone is interested. A
  12. The home of two acomplished musicians. A
  13. Similar here: http://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=N10088 A
  14. One of the mid Victorian instruments I play on regularly has its only manual 16' flue on the Swell and I often wish that it were on the Great. For me at least in repertoire it would work better there and I would also find it more of use there in service playing. There is no 16' reed on the Swell in question but that is part of the nature of the beast and something I can happily live with. I stand to be corrected here but I seem to remember reading somewhere that Father Willis made his Swell 8' Cornopeans or Trumpets of larger scale in the bass when no 16' reed was present to fill out that part of the compass. A
  15. I recently took posession of the recent Positif Press books on the organs at New College Oxford and those at St George's Chapel Windsor without a problem via an email to John Brennan. jb@positifpress.co.uk Both books are excellent! A
  16. http://www.flentrop.nl/orgelbouw/cambri_suss_coll.html A
  17. Selwyn popped up in a continuing discussion above. A
  18. Thanks for both of these - good to hear positive things about the Flentrop. A
  19. The Flentrop at Sidney Sussex is now apparently in and dedicated. It would be interesting to hear from anyone who has heard/played it how it comes across. A
  20. As a matter of interest does anyone use these remote divisions in any repertoire context aside from the liturgical? A
  21. Yes, and if you take it even further you get the sort of one manual job than can be found in many villages down this way. In chancel with choir if there is one - 8' OD and possibly 4' unenclosed with 8' and 4' flutes, 8' string or Dulciana with possible Celeste, 2', maybe Mixture and an Oboe all enclosed. Solitary 16' on the Pedal with coupler. Even the sometimes lowest octave missing from the 8's is not always a problem as the separate drawing stopped 8' bass can be creatively used with the pedal coupler. It always amazes me what these little gems can actually do - great for the more 'village' end of the choir repertoire and able to cope with a surprising ammount of 'proper' organ repertoire. They can also keep a moderate sized congregation in time. A
  22. An enquiry via here may help. http://www.guybovet.org/liens_en.html A
  23. I have an up to date stoplist of the St. Patrick's Cathedral Dublin organ and the synoptic spec.of the Nave Organ is OD 8', SD8', Pr4', 2', III-IV. Anyone interested in the full details please PM. A
  24. The pieces arrived today and if first impressions are anything to go by this anthology will prove to be a real treasure trove. Think early Langlais, not too astringent, plainsong based and generally two stave with optional pedal. Nice! A
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