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JJK

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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
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    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.
  16. St Peter's Church, Petersham Sat 5 February at 6pm - Tickets are selling fast! Thomas Trotter will play the following programme on the new St Martin organ: MOZART Fantasia K 608 Susanne van Soldt Manuscript: Brande champanje – Daphne – Almande STANLEY Voluntary Op 5 no 1 in C major C.P.E.BACH Sonata in D major Wq 70/5 D.LOCKLAIR Rubrics – a liturgical suite for organ C.SAINT-SAENS Prelude & Fugue in B major Fantaisie in E flat Tickets £10 (or £5 under 19 / students) - please email music@jjkassociates.com for booking details. Petersham is a village between Richmond and Kingston upon Thames http://www.petershamvillage.org/PV/Maps.html
  17. St Peter's Church, Petersham Sat 20 November at 12 Noon Adrian Lenthall will play an all-Bach programme on the new St Martin organ: - Pastorella (in four movements) BWV 590 - Pièce d’Orgue (“Fantasia in G major”) BWV 572 - Chorale Prelude on Erbarm‘ dich mein, o Herre Gott BWV 721 - Chorale Prelude on Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (from Orgelbüchlein) BWV 633 - Canonic Variations on the Christmas hymn Vom Himmel Hoch BWV 769 Free entry, retiring collection Petersham is a village between Richmond and Kingston upon Thames http://www.petershamvillage.org/PV/Maps.html
  18. Hi C-D, I am the DoM at Petersham, and drew up the initial stop list based on what I saw of St Martin's work elsewhere (including Girton). While I do have some - admittedly biased - views, I would also be interested to hear what others think. A comprehensive combination system was ruled out for various reasons - not least cost, space and longevity. It is possible that some mechanical aids would increase versatility, especially acting on the couplers - but there are 7 couplers and it's difficult to single any that are used more often. Maybe G-P. I suspect the reversible pedals operating the hand drawstops are technically difficult to implement(?) Of course there is an argument for having the couplers operated solely by pedals - something we decided against after certain amount of head-scratching (and of course, toe pedals cannot be operated by a registrant). Overall, I've found the organ is not difficult to manage with careful planning - in fact a recent recital by Christopher Herrick, covering a broad repertoire, was played with no registrant. Indeed, only two of our seven recitalists so far have used a registrant! Regarding the plenum, the Grand Orgue chorus does not need the Trompette - the Cromorne works marvellously as a chorus reed, blending nicely with the mixture. Having said that, there are occasions when it would be nice to split the resonance reeds, but I'm not sure they would justify the complexity of a transmission to a different department. JJK
  19. What about this one - just exceeds your 12 stop limit. I did play it once about 20 years ago - a very effective instrument, and pretty untouched since 1863. http://www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi...ec_index=D02729 JJK
  20. St Peter's Church, Petersham Sat 2 October at 12 Noon James McVinnie of Westminster Abbey will play an all-Bach programme on the new St Martin organ: - Prelude in E flat BWV 552i - Prelude and Fugue in F BWV 880 from Das Wohltemperierte Klavier II - Two choral preludes on Dies sind die heiligen zehen Gebot BWV 678, 679 - Prelude and Fugue in B flat minor BWV 867 from Das Wohltemperierte Klavier I - Four Duetti BWV 802 – 805 from Clavierübung III - Fugue in E flat BWV 552ii Free entry, retiring collection Petersham is a village between Richmond and Kingston upon Thames http://www.petershamvillage.org/PV/Maps.html
  21. Thank you - I'm quite pleased to know this; I did wonder whether my comment would flush out any others!
  22. Saturday 26 June - St Peter's Petersham Simon Preston will play the new St Martin organ Programme: JS Bach - Prelude & Fugue in A minor BWV543 JS Bach - Trio-Sonata in e-minor, BWV 528 (arr. M. Esfahani) G F Handel: Concerto for Organ and Orchestra in B-flat, HWV 295, 'The Cuckoo and the Nightingale' WA Mozart: Fantasia for a Mechanical Clock K594 G.F. Handel: Concerto for Organ and Orchestra in A, HWV 296 JS Bach: Concerto for Violin and Oboe in c-minor, BWV 1060 with the Guildhall Graduate orchestra directed from the harpsichord by Mahan Esfahani (a BBC new generation artist) Online booking at www.petershamfestival.org also - the only Rossignol in Greater London will be duetting with Michala Petri on Sunday 20 June at 5.30pm!
  23. Thomas Trotter is caught up in the general travel chaos, so the opening recital at Petersham on Saturday will be given by Jane Parker-Smith
  24. Recitals at St Peter's Petersham Thomas Trotter - opening recital for new organ - 8pm Sat 24 April 2010 Simon Preston - Handel Organ Concertos and solo items (TBA) - 7.30pm Sat 26 June 2010 Christopher Herrick - 6pm Sat 25 Sept 2010 Full details and booking for these - and other events - at www.petershamfestival.org JJK
  25. Yes it does look a bit odd, but it is actually very useful. It is an open flute, of a romantic character. I have to say it is not quite as forceful in the treble as either I or the organ builders anticipated; nonetheless it works very well as a solo voice against the strings of the Recit. It also works nicely as a quiet pedal 8' - blending well with the Soubasse. It can also be coupled to the pedal at the octave to give a 4' solo (for example, I recently used it in this way for the third movement of Widor V). Or it can be added at 4' pitch to the 16-8 pedal stops to give a 16-8-4 chorus. JJK
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