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  1. searched again.... not my day I guess.
  2. Please what do we search for? Can you give a link? I've failed utterly so far. It is a good sales vehicle.
  3. I too woiuld like to buy a copy but it iseems to not be on ebay as far as I can search
  4. There is a suggestion that Peter Conacher had contact with France, did some training there and brought back some French organ builders. Locally Buck's., Oxon. borders. there are number of Conachers from different times. Some do have a slightly French 'vowel sounds' to the flues and touch of French sound in the reeds. Some are just indifferent. Some speak boldly and 'lead' well. Many have been moved from their original setting though. revdnsm
  5. I too recall, circa 1969, seeing an organ with ranks of paper pipes in a church some miles North of Norwich, near Blickling Hall but not Aylsham. It was not in use. There was also a main organ with metal pipes in the church. The books with very detailed instructions of making paper pipes (and others) is 'Organ Building for Amateurs' by Mark Wicks, Ward Lock and Co 1887. I think OHS did a reprint some years back. Every Blessing David Wallace
  6. Having been brought up in Wansdworth could it perhaps be what was the Methodist Central Hall Southfields near Wandsworth? It was the only large Methodist Hall in that area. 3 manual Spurden Rutt. I haven't been that ways for very many years so don't know the current status. http://npor.emma.cam.ac.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch...ec_index=N05504 Every Blessing, David
  7. I have a feeling Cavaille Coll used for a Carillion 8, (4), nazard, tierce, 22nd. Might this give the chord needed? Certainly it works well on my house organ David W
  8. I would be very interested in a Saturday event. Best wishes, David Wallace
  9. Try these two firms. I've bought from both:- http://www.uk-piano.org/piano_parts.html http://www.fletcher-newman.co.uk/ Good hunting, David Wallace
  10. Can I comment as a clergyman yet a business man and person with great concern for music? The clergy even as the leader of the service actually get little real chance to advise. Usually, if even that word can be used, the family are in a state of shock with fear of the unknown. Often family tensions arise; different relatives have different ideas; you tread through a minefield. Most often the undertaker, the initial family contact generally, has already made suggestions.These usually are at least hymns. The requests from the family tend to centre round what X liked/knew. Yes the 'Old R
  11. Count me in Paul, Perhaps a CD of small home bodge house organs too as we discussed when you visited? Every Blessing, David W
  12. Barry, I think this 'bridesmaids first' may come from the American tradition. Sometimes they have flower girls sprinkling rose petals before the bridesmaids and bride. They also have 'I do' rather than 'I will' ..... To be corrected at the 'walk through' of the service - if not earlier in marriage preparation. And the 'You may now kiss the bride' which is now common - though I change to something like 'You may now kiss each'. Recently I took one where the groom replied not 'I will' but 'I wilt'. And the bride wanted the music from tape (via small ghetto blaster operated by the organ
  13. If September count me in too please. David W
  14. I wonder if the clue is in the 'voiced very softly. Have the pipes with re-coned in feet been softened too much for the original voicing so becoming less stable... Best wishes, David W
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