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  1. I agree with wolsey. Behold, O God our Defender was commissioned for the Queen's Coronation at Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953. I have a copy of the order of service, the first music in it (pages 2-12) is Parry's I was glad, the next music (pages 16-21) is the Howells, the final music (pages 182-3) is Gordon Jacob's arrangement of the National Anthem. On page 21 under the final bars of the Howells is printed Christmas Day, 1952. I was an 11 year old chorister at Durham Cathedral in 1953 and can't remember when I acquired the Coronation book.
  2. Allegro Music www.allegro.co.uk can print it under licence. "In addition, Allegro Music pays particular attention to the field of organ and choral music and, as well as holding extensive stocks of organ music, we run an archive service for out-of-print organ music for Oxford University Press, Peters Edition and Schott & Co Ltd. Allegro Music also sell CDs and DVDs from Regent Records, Priory Records and JAV Recordings." RAC
  3. ​Denis Bédard, Adagio (CH. 05) or Andantino (Ch. 18) might suit, RSCM stock them. RAC
  4. On the Cathedral website at www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/worshipandmusic/organists are full details of the team of four Organists, led by James Lancelot, the other three members are Sub-Organist, Assistant Organist and Organ Scholar. The Assistant Organist is David Ratnanayagam who was appointed in June 2012 having been Organ Scholar for two years and then Interim Assistant Organist. RAC
  5. Full details are at http://organappeal.org/proposed-specification RAC
  6. This information is from A Directory of Composers for Organ by John Henderson. Toccata No.1 was published by Van Rossum of Utrecht, this firm is no longer active, it merged with Herman Zengerink, Urlusstraat 24,3533 SN Utrecht, The Netherlands Tel: +31 (0) 302 930 685 Fax: +31 (0) 302 991 770
  7. It is No. 831 in the Saint Cecilia Series - I have a copy in front of me. RAC
  8. " We also do most of the accompanied war-horses . . . Am I missing out on some gems?" I suggest Anthony Caesar's Missa Brevis Capella Regalis RAC
  9. The organist was Owain Park now at Trinity College, Cambridge see http://www.owainpark.co.uk/ RAC
  10. Seven Sketches (on verses from the Psalms) by Percy Whitlock Each movement of Peter Hurford's Suite ' Laudate Dominum' is headed by a verse or verses of a Psalm. RAC
  11. We bought Wippell's Pleated Collarettes http://www.wippell.co.uk/s-44-ruffs-collarettes.aspx for £11.75 each there was then a 7½% RSCM discount. RAC
  12. Henderson's Directory of Composers for Organ mentions Four Superior Sonatas (G, A flat, E, C) 1890 Novello. It refers to "numerous organ pieces" - many of these are listed, published (by various firms) and unpublished, this is the only title including "Sonata". RAC
  13. robinwgc


    Looking at the score of L’Ange à la Trompette I can't see how it can be described as palindromic! Chimes has 28 bars in 4/4, the notes at the first beat of bar 1 are the same as those at the 4th beat of bar 28, those at the 2nd beat of bar1 the same as those at the 3rd beat of bar 28 and so on, until those at beats 1 to 4 of bar 14 match those at beats 4 to 1 of bar 15. I would have liked to show here bars 13 to 16, which I have in several formats, but I have already spent too long trying to do this - I admit defeat. RAC
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    Chimes by Bernard Rose which under the title has "Ma fin est mon commencement, et mon commencement est ma fin." It's no. 7 in The Hovingham Sketches published by Banks in 1982. You can hear a performance of it by Francis Jackson recently posted on the General discussion forum of this board - at #1228 on the Youtube thread. RAC
  15. See http://www.usedorganmusic.co.uk/Cat0412.pdf and scroll down to page 37! RAC
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