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Peter Allison

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About Peter Allison

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  • Birthday 28/04/1960

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    Leasingham, nr Sleaford, Lincolnshire
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    COLLECTING RECORDINGS, AS A "NON PLAYER" THIS IS AS NEAR TO THE ORGAN AS I CAN GET. MUSIC, OF MANY GENRES, BUT DO NOT LIKE OPERA. MAKING "AMATEUR" RECORDINGS, AND WOULD LOVE TO BE INVOLVED WITH A PROFESSIONAL CD RECORDING SOMEDAY

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  1. A friend and I had a "lock in" at City Hall, for a couple of hours. Just 2 of us with a digital recorder.... happy days
  2. People spend thousands on reproduction gear (Hi Fi) and the organ is one of those things that just cannot, cross over well. There has been one exception tho ( a very personal one) I went to hear an American organist at St Pauls, a few weeks ago, and yes, its a magnificent organ, BUT I preferred the recorded sounds of the late John Scott (and others) when playing on Full Organ, as the "live" sound was just a mush, it may have something to do with the seating, that was under the dome
  3. it will be on "catch up" or another such BBC thing, so can record it at anytime I would have thought
  4. was Thalben Ball a great improviser? According to his book he was
  5. Ken Cowan also performs from memory, just like his recital at St Pauls Cathedral, last thursday
  6. James Lancelot received one at York Minster, a couple of years ago
  7. Its all well and good to employ modern technical devices, but a lot of the younger organist have come to expect a more modern consoles. I met a very young organist who would not play for a well funded recital, because the organ had no aids at all, bar a couple of combination pedals, and no pistons.... his loss prob. And the Polish organ friend who came over, and played a few recitals, and needed a registrant/page turner, apart from the 2 Leeds Town Hall gigs
  8. But as some people have said.... If it was aimed JUST at organists, they would have trouble filling the building, so aiming it at the general public. Like wise, other forms of ensembles are not catered for, and have as big a following, if not more,,,,, brass bands, or so I am told
  9. This looks super cool, what say you??
  10. Rick Wakeman who was in the same era as Keith, made a CD of his own works, played at Lincoln Cathedral
  11. My late father organised a recital there for a foreign organist friend, I recorded it. Was a nice sounding organ, to my ears, but the acoustics, YUK, And it just lost all the piston settings, I had to put them all back from a bit of note paper , for The Suite Gothique ( for a non organist it was nerve wracking)
  12. welcome to this forum. Its not as active now, as it once was, but I guess that is life regards Peter
  13. he had his requiem mass at Durham cathedral, this morning. and it was played quite well, A video of it is on my Face book page some where. As to how long it was, am not sure, as was walking behind the coffin at the time, but stayed near the crossing just to hear the full resources of the H & H :-)
  14. David, you are absolutely right in mentioning "triumphant rather than mournful", I think a funeral, whatever the music, is a great and final opportunity for many, to connect with what the deceased loved in life, plus nearly everyone who will be attending knew him as an organist and lover of organ music (apart from some), and will smile with appreciation,, whist they remember
  15. I know a lot of people say the Widor is passe, it might be, but my dad was unable to ever play it, so every time I was with him, and it was played, he always said "thats what I want" etc, this is why it HAD to have it played, and on a nice organ to boot. When I first mentioned it to my sister, her reply was "whatever"
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