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  1. I am just consulting the board to see if there are any recommended arrangements/transcriptions of the famous Charpentier Te Deum "Prelude" for Organ & Trumpet. It's for a wedding and at the moment I can only find extremely "simplified" versions for early grade exams and the like. Plus - are there any obvious "gotchas" that are possible when performing organ & trumpet music (only practice opportunity will on the morning before the service), like tuning problems? In particular, is this a difficult piece for a trumpeter to play? I really have no idea as usually I just pull out the trumpet
  2. A project at work led me to be curious about whether the techniques of 3D scanning and printing could profitably be employed in organ building? see http://labrigger.com/blog/2014/10/07/3d-printed-syringe-pump There must be many cases where a restoration of fiddly legacy/non catalogue parts in old electric or pneumatic mechanisms is required. Previously this could have caused a problem, but now it is possible to scan an existing part with a laser scanner, (or design in a cad tool) and then to cheaply make as many copies as you want in nylon, resin, and other synthetic materials, per
  3. Under the current EU tendering regulations for public bodies, it would be illegal to restrict the process to UK companies. See here, for example, for more information. http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/purchasing/guides/eu_guide.pdf
  4. Yes, you're absolutely right, although for some reason the Fugue looks very tricky to me; perhaps it's just a personal thing!
  5. Many thanks, this is very useful advice; it's also nice that you know the instrument! Recently, a big choir trumpet was added, which goes some way to solving the tuba problem... I agree with you about the difficulty of the Pass. ; however I have limited time to play any music (Job/professional qualifying exams) so feel that I should conquer a limited amount of the canonical stuff at the moment, (and it is after all on the Trinity list for this level). My playing has improved a lot following a similar approach for ATCL. As you say though, the risk of failure is real. However, even getting i
  6. Hello, The organ is: http://www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi...ec_index=E00237 I would have a page turner and use of pistons. I have full-time access to the instrument. Regards, David.
  7. Hello all, I thought I would make use of the legendary 'crowdsourcing' qualities of this board to assist me with coming up with some ideas for a diploma programme. Recently, I completed the Trinity 'ATCL' performance diploma, and I'm now turning my attention to the 'LTCL' performance diploma. I'll be looking at this in more detail with my teacher, but thought it would be a nice exercise for anybody with some time. The syllabus can be found on pages 28-29 of the document accessible on the top rhs of this page: http://www.trinitycollege.co.uk/site/?id=1587 The requirements are fo
  8. I have just had this forwarded to me, and thought it was so delightful I would share it! Regards, David.
  9. Dear MM; I can't believe that no mention has been made in this discussion of Patents! The back catalogue of GB patent specifications at least back to the 1910s can be searched online. This is a search for the applicant 'compton organs' for example; it yields some interesting stuff. To can also specify by inventor, date, patent classifier, etc... http://v3.espacenet.com/searchResults?book...amp;EC=&IC= Because of the requirements for sufficiency in composing a patent specification, these documents might represent the best disclosures of how John Compton's technology worked now t
  10. Judicious use of 'Nitromors'?
  11. I sing there as a Bass!
  12. Improvisation sur le motif "Death Star" du film "Star Wars"?
  13. Ah yes true...I followed one of the 'related links' so obviously must have led me away from today's paper.
  14. "If you can’t make an audience laugh at the end of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata Op 31 No 1, you should become an organist.” (Alfred Brendel) From today's Times: http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol...icle6856909.ece
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