Jump to content
Mander Organ Builders Forum


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About Buxtehude

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  1. I was thinking that 3 months notice (quite common) happens to play out as half a term at this time of year.
  2. If they get on with it after Easter, a September start is viable, so only half a term really. Churches can sometimes find it harder to move swiftly, depending on their management structure and if the PCC need to agree a changed job specification.
  3. I think the New Novello edition of this has rather more in the way of pedal markings than the old Novello. I don't have a copy to hand to check, but I suspect that many of them are editorial suggestions. If they are (perhaps indicated by square brackets), then feel free to disregard according to preference... NB Bravo to Novello for retaining the old pagination so that the new and old scores can be used together.
  4. There used to be ms photocopies copies of his M&N in E minor in the cathedral library.
  5. The above information is only partially correct. Stephen Bullamore is indeed moving to Ipswich in September. Jonathan Lilley (Ely Cathedral) moves to Waltham Abbey from September. http://www.walthamabbeychurch.co.uk/staff.htm
  6. I've seen one of these. You have to take care not to detach the bass more than the other parts, otherwise the tenor part gains 16' blobs!
  7. The organist you refer to is remarkably good at this skill - I might add Tomkins to the list of styles heard springing from his fingers and planet sized brain. Also an improvisation on "Give me oil in my lamp" that was recognisable as such only to those who had set the challenge, but presented a more recognisable, respectable, theme to those who were not "in on it"; alas, I remember not what.
  8. This should give you a flavoursome starting point: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-11009270
  9. I am neither a lawyer nor an accountant, but my understanding is that it depends on whether you are required to live there or not as part of your contract. If your contract requires you to live in a particular house then this should not be a taxable benefit, as long as it can be demonstrated that this is necessary for the proper execution of duties.
  10. Accompanying Balfour Gardiner's Evening Hymn, there are chords marked to be played with "rich tone". Enjoying the large instrument with all sort of soft reeds, strings and sub/super couplers, in rehearsal I became aware of the choir giggling below me. Conductor commented: It was more opulent than foie gras!
  11. I've seen and played a 2 manual house organ by Skrabl, that looked similar to those being advertised in the Early Music Shop, though I know it wasn't acquired that way. I was extemely impressed by the quality of the action and it made a beautiful sound as well. I've also had a look at the Lyme Regis organ. Again, the mechanics were first rate: absolutely stunning. It was perhaps less convincing tonally, I felt there was too much organ for the building, which had then been quietened down to make it work. It all sounded a bit restrained, and possibly a little confused in conception. Of cours
  12. A way of avoiding VAT?? I'd bet that price was a factor...
  13. This is a great shame. My church bought a chamber organ "ex-display" (sort-of) from this exhibition. It was a great opportunity to compare organs side by side rather than having (mis)remembered details from visits several days apart. I believe it was a good opportunity for builders to inspect each other's work and learn from each other - perhaps a healthy element of competition crept in as well!
  14. Buxtehude


    I'm looking forward to the new Keble instrument. Pembroke (ox) and Exeter are particular favourites, for rather different reasons, obviously. Or, actually, because they are so different. Christ Church frightens me but earns my respect.
  • Create New...