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  1. It’s in the Mayhew Wedding collection “Music for a Bride” and probably in some of their other collections too.
  2. Very sad to hear this- end of a long and illustrious period for one of the most respected names in British Organ building. Manders have also been very gracious and generous in hosting this forum, for which our thanks are due It does occurs to me that this forum might disappear rather suddenly as a result. Do we have a ‘Plan B’ as to where to relocate this valuable and interesting online community for those interested in the organ and its music?
  3. Daniel Cook now has a YouTube Channel, with performances on the virtual Salisbury organ. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs6BL1uuNQMYdSWGJU7op_g/videos
  4. A few virtual organ recitals, either live or recorded are starting to pop up during this time of lockdown. In the absence of real pipe organs available, the virtual ones are being used instead: Richard McVeigh played at the (virtual) Laurenskerk in Rotterdam: https://youtu.be/m1Y-LejzR5I
  5. I’m not sure I can help you with Keates, but one of the instruments that I play regularly, a John Nicholson instrument of 1873, has an almost identical specification to the instrument that you have obtained. It has a Sesquialtera-like Mixture III on the Swell, and the NPOR page gives its composition, acting as a Tierce mixture as well as with Cornet-like properties. Another stop that I find very useful dates in fact from 1962, and is a Nazard on the Great. Its presence and name is perhaps a child of its time and historically rather unauthentic, but it has Twelfth-like properties in the bass a
  6. Martin Seymour, currently Director of Music at All Saints’ Church, Marlow, to be Director of Music at Romsey Abbey.
  7. Titulaire Quintin Guérillot posted on Facebook “Chers amis, Suite à vos nombreux messages d’inquiétude et de sympathie que vous avez eu la gentillesse de m’adresser concernant les dégradations de l’orgue de la cathédrale-basilique de Saint-Denis, je tiens à vous rassurer : Plus de peur que de mal. Seuls quelques poids déposés sur les soufflets ont été dérobés. Heureusement : aucun dégât à signaler sur toute la partie instrumentale. On ne peut hélas pas en dire autant des portes d’accès à la tribune et d’un magnifique vitrail côté sud qui a été pulvérisé... Quoiq
  8. 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
  9. Kerry Beaumont to step down from Coventry Cathedral at the end of the year. https://mailchi.mp/0b6a8aa13bdb/yhvv1a6tsy-2178601?e=90922f2043
  10. 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.
  11. 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’.
  12. 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
  13. 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 w
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. This appears to be a little gem of an instrument- i wasn’t expecting to listen right through but it kept me captivated.
  17. "The Peace may be exchanged" from Rubrics by Dan Locklair.
  18. Durham now advertising: https://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/beinvolved/employment/master-of-choristers-and-organist
  19. This doesn't appear to be available in the UK on YouTube, but can be found at http://concert.arte.tv/fr/documentaire-dans-le-ventre-de-lorgue-de-notre-dame Alongside a 70 minute recital by Olivier Latry, with some spectacular interior aerial shots of the Cathedral. http://concert.arte.tv/fr/olivier-latry-lorgue-cavaille-coll-de-notre-dame-de-paris
  20. Not a youTube clip, but I stumbled upon this today- I think many will enjoy it! http://soundcloud.com/jeremy-dawson-1/im-an-organist
  21. I came across this in the related suggestions to the Latry Haarlem concert: Olivier Latry takes part in a TV debate- 55 minutes of discussion (en Français, bien sûr) on KTO - who web-broadcast services from Notre Dame amongst their religious TV output- about contemporary music and religious music, including the role of organ improvisation. For the French speakers amongst you, well worth watching.
  22. Christmas improvisation at SJD, NYC Very much an improvisation in the 'SJD style'... and the State Trumpet- glorious or vulgar..?
  23. From the Hauptwerk discussion forum comes this documentary (in 5 parts, in French) about Notre Dame de Paris and the post-Cochereau restoration: Full list of the links in the original thread.
  24. St John the Divine NYC is back... http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=JUxBzAfmLiM http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=RGALaiX3uto I pass no comment on the singing or the 'interesting' characters in the recession, but the state trumpet certainly raises the hairs on the back of my neck!
  25. Really helpful advice, and having just returned, you're quite right, the departmental stops were also split between the LH and RH stop jambs- they are named but the pitch was not indicated, though for most it was quite obvious. Also agreed, the cathedral staff were welcoming and helpful, so I can recommend Brussels Cathedral as a tour concert location; also not to be missed is the Musical Instrument Museum in Brussels, with a fine collection, well displayed, enough to keep 28 9-13 yr-olds (albeit musical children) interested for over an hour! As for St Michael Ghent, it's one to avoid; a t
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