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  1. Oops! Sorry. Ian
  2. On my reckoning, four former Organ Scholars at King's,Cambridge are involved in the Proms this year: Andrew Davis and David Butt as conductors, Robert Quinney as organ soloist, and Adrian Partington as chorus master of the BBC Welsh. Have I missed any? And what conclusions, if any, might be drawn? Ian
  3. Salisbury Cathedral

    Am I right in thinking that Daniel Cook made a Hauptwerk set there and, if so, will they be using it while the organ is out of commission? Ian
  4. Harold Darke

    I see that I bought my copy in the seventies. It was published by OUP. Ian
  5. Easter highlight

    There's a famous old recording of the Easter Hymn in which the organ is played by Denis Brain FRCO. Ian
  6. Sorry to intrude on Advent, but - like in Holy Week - church musicians need to be a bit ahead of the calendar. I wanted to share a little trick I figured out a few years ago for a Carol Service (or similar) postlude. HW Gray publish a volume of "Seven Trios on Christmas Hymns" by David Lasky. I find all of them useful, though some are based on the tunes used in the USA and the Caribbean rather than the ones we're used to in the UK. However, the third of them is a trio on the regular tune to "Hark The Herald angels sing". Ignore the composers suggested registration and play the left hand on the biggest available reed, with right hand and pedal to balance. At the end, go straight into David Willcocks' Postlude on the same tune, starting at bar 9. IMHO it works really well. Best wishes to all. Ian
  7. Appointments 2

    Didn't one of his predecessor only last a few days because his vertigo couldn't cope with the organ loft? Ian
  8. "Handel's" Temperament

    Am I alone in finding this topic both bewildering and utterly fascinating? Ian
  9. New Hymns Ancient & Modern

    Sorry to spoil a good story, but "My song is love unknown" didn't appear in the 1906 English Hymnal. The Companion to Hymns and Songs (the 1983 British Methodist Hymnal) says that the tune was composed at the request of Geoffrey Shaw for these words in the Publc School Hymn Book (1919). Ian
  10. New titulaire in Notre Dame de Paris

    He gave a recital for the IAO Congress in Paris, and played brilliantly. At the end of the recital Ian Tracey said he didn't usually do this, then praised him to the skies. Good to see that the boy done good. Ian
  11. Organ Music and Rivers

    Having heard Mr Binns play (he's the Organ Scholar at Southwark Cathedral), I can say with confidence that it would have to be very tricky indeed to cause him any problems! Ian
  12. Christ Church, Spitalfields

    James O'Donnell is giving a recital there as part of the St Albans Festival. Monday 13 July, 1pm, music by Prelleur, Purcell, Blow, Pepusch and Charles Wesley. The organ is then being used the following day, morning and afternoon, for the first pair of the Interpretation Competition semi-finals. Ian
  13. Youtube

    But since the piece is a transcription by someone or other of something or other by someone or other, does it matter very much? Ian
  14. UK 5-manuals?

    Please can I have one, too? Ian
  15. Appointments 2

    I was at Evensong there yesterday. The chap sitting just behind me was wearing a badge that said "Tim Noon". Ian
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