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  1. Success! Thank you Colin - and glad it's selling well!
  2. Colin - I just tried to buy it using the new listing, and I'm told it is no longer available in the quantity I require (ie, one)
  3. Hot off the press http://slippedisc.com/2018/05/just-in-cambridge-names-stephen-cleoburys-successor/
  4. JJK

    Half-draw stops

    The St Martin organ at St Peter's, Petersham has two half-draw stops - a 12-17 Cornet with the 12th on the half draw, and a Fourniture IV with a 15th on half-draw. There is a notch in each drawstop - if drawn with a slight upwards pressure then then the notch will engage and hold at the halfway point, whereas slight downwards pressure allows the full draw. Sounds fiddly, but it actually works well. Initially, the builders used a spring detent to the halfway point, but fully drawing quickly through the detent resulted in a loud clunk, so they changed it in favour of the notch. While separate stops and sliders would be preferable, and there is some compromise in the mixture scaling, I believe this approach does save space on the soundboard. I would far rather have the half-draws than not have them. JJK
  5. JJK

    BBC Proms 2015

    No problem - I quite understand. Although I'm disappointed she isn't making a comeback to play Commotio! JJK
  6. JJK

    BBC Proms 2015

    Is Gilian Weir really playing Commotio at the Proms this year? I know she did so in 1980, but I thought she'd retired now.
  7. Jon - thanks for posting these details. It all looks wonderful, can't wait to hear it. The case looks fabulous - I wish we'd been allowed even the slightest touch of gold at Petersham! JJK
  8. I believe this to be Cameron's much anticipated new organ...... http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2012/09/02/the-most-expressive-music-instrument-in-the-world/ JJK
  9. So did I. I find this to be a fair review: http://www.theartsdesk.com/classical-music/bbc-proms-cameron-carpenter-znaider-leipzig-gewandhaus-orchestra-chailly JJK
  10. I believe she is the Granddaughter of Jan Struther (of Lord of all hopefulness etc fame)
  11. A nice story - but I think Op 65 was written in 1909?
  12. Thanks MM - as a newly-resigned DoM I appreciate your sentiments! JJK
  13. I was organist at Levington for a year or two in the mid 1990s. The Compton had gone by that stage, replaced with a rather nice 2 manual instrument by Peter Bumstead - I believe the photogaph on NPOR shows this later instrument, although there are no further details. JJK
  14. St Peter's Church, Petersham Saturday 21 May at 12 midday Tim Wakerell of St Paul's Cathedral, London Dietrich Buxtehude Praeludium in C BuxWV 137 Nicolas de Grigny Récit de Tierce en Taille Johann Sebastian Bach Trio super Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr BWV 664 Felix Mendelssohn Sonata IV in B flat Félix Alexandre Guilmant Final from Sonata I in D minor op.42 ADMISSION FREE – RETIRING COLLECTION St Peter’s Church Lane Petersham Road RICHMOND TW10 7AA Organ details from the NPOR at: www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi?Fn=Rsearch&rec_index=P00563 Tube or Rail to Richmond then Bus 65 to The Dysart (gastro-pub); as you face The Dysart, Church Lane is a short distance to the left; about 45 minutes from Waterloo.
  15. St Peter's Church, Petersham Saturday 30 April at 12 midday Andrew Benson-Wilson À la Française Michel Corrette (1707-95) Plein Jeu, Duo, Recit de Trompette Boehm (1661-1733) Vater Unser im Himmelreich Louis Couperin (c1626-1661) Fantasia (à Paris au mois de décembre 1656) Purcell (1659-1695) Voluntary for Double Organ De Grigny (1672-1703) Récit de Tierce en Taille, Fugue, Fugue à 5 JS Bach (1683-1750) Fantasia in c (BWV 562) Balbastre (1724-99) Marche des Marseillois ADMISSION FREE – RETIRING COLLECTION St Peter’s Church Lane Petersham Road RICHMOND TW10 7AA Organ details from the NPOR at: www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi?Fn=Rsearch&rec_index=P00563 Tube or Rail to Richmond then Bus 65 to The Dysart (gastro-pub); as you face The Dysart, Church Lane is a short distance to the left; about 45 minutes from Waterloo.
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