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    The Queen's Speech

    I do spot an MBE for Stephen Darlington on page 17 of the document, also MBE for David Hill (page 18): https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/62507/supplement/N1
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    Appointments 2

    Kerry Beaumont to step down from Coventry Cathedral at the end of the year. https://mailchi.mp/0b6a8aa13bdb/yhvv1a6tsy-2178601?e=90922f2043
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    Rugby School Chapel Organ

    This has been in the offing for a few years. The mechanical key action has to turn through 90° just behind the console, (The player sits facing north liturgically) and I gather it is the linkages at this point that have been particularly problematic. Not, coincidentally, the first Kenneth Jones Organ in the Midlands that has had to undergo major work (by Nicholson’s) less than 20 years after its construction.
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    List of beautiful English Organs

    There are a huge number of lovely cases reflected in this thread on beautiful English organs, but let me throw in an instrument without a case that is undoubtedly a beautiful sounding instrument in a beautiful Pearson church: The TC Lewis ‘multum in parvo’ II/26 of St George’s Cullercoats. NPOR. Many a time back in the years when I played this regularly I looked up from this view and wondered what a case might look like, though it was generally considered that its special sound was in fact helped by being ‘au naturel’.
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    List of beautiful English Organs

    A most interesting thread! The Thomas Thamar case at St.Mark's Bilton, Warwickshire is well worth including. Formerly in the old chapel of St John's College Cambridge, it was added in 1872 to the new enlarged Bodley designed Chancel, as the case to a John Nicholson instrument. SomeChap has already posted (#2) my photo of the matching Chaire case in the redundant church at St Michael & All Angels Brownsover on the other side of Rugby. I do rather pipe-dream of reuniting the two cases! More on the Bilton Organ here
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    Organs In Belgium

    Ten years on, and I need to resurrect this topic, as we are back to Belgium and Ghent in a few weeks time- I'm the only survivor of the 2008 trip! This time, we have a concert in Ghent Cathedral and it's rather easier these days to do homework online in advance. The 1935 Klais is documented online plus a number of YouTube clips. It looks as if many english choirs sing there when on tour, and from the steps in the central crossing, facing west, and I don't doubt a number of you have accompanied on this instrument with its rather veteran 5-man art-deco console. Given that I suspect there will not be masses of rehearsal time available, might I ask, when accompanying, what works and what doesn't. Is it best not to touch the "Freie Combinations" and hand register simply instead (I'm unlikely to have a 'savvy' page-turner)? Any tips from those who have played it would be most welcome.
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    Anthem suggestions

    There is a setting of the Collect for St George by William Harris, SATB unacc I think, and presumably written for Windsor. The anthem I have most often used for St George's Day, which also works for any single syllable saint, is "Revive in us, O Lord" (the spirit of thy servant St George), SATB/org and very straightforward, music by Paul Ritchie, and written for St George Cullercoats (and its wonderful T.C.Lewis organ)- see here for the composer's website.
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    St. Peter's, Rome

    I notice from the video that Maestro Palombella, as well as a new digital organ, has gone digital for his scores too*, and has evidently been perusing Carols for Choirs (Willcocks arrangement of First Nowell) and Novello's Noel book 1 (David Hill's arrangement of Adeste Fideles and its rather splendid Fanfare.)† *though further perusal suggests this happened a while back. † Willcocks arrangement was used in 2015.
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    This appears to be a little gem of an instrument- i wasn’t expecting to listen right through but it kept me captivated.
  10. A fascinating hour long interview with James Lancelot can be found here https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Weekday/Easter-Holiday/Episodes/James-Lancelot-in-Conversation
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    Luxuriant Adagio

    "The Peace may be exchanged" from Rubrics by Dan Locklair.
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    Appointments 2

    Durham now advertising: https://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/beinvolved/employment/master-of-choristers-and-organist
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    Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

    Having had a post-Christmas trip to Oxford today, I concluded with Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral Singers at Christ Church. However a digital organ is in situ. The most I could glean from the steward was that it's been in place since mid-December as the Rieger is 'broken'. Anyone know any more?
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    All of Bach

    Forgive me if this has been posted previously, but the website http://allofbach.com/en/ is gradually cataloging performances of all of J.S.Bach's works, and among the music already available is quite a bit of organ music, not just video performances but background notes and introductory videos by the performers as well. It is a project of the Netherlands Bach Society. Well worth a look.
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    Flavour conductor

    http://www.we-heart.com/2014/09/19/the-flavour-conductor-bompas-parr/ John, do tell us more!