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  1. I'm interested to learn Germani's toccata op 12 but I can't seem to find it avaliable anywhere online. Does anyone know the publisher or a website its avaliable from?
  2. Thank you for your replies. Would Barenreiter be a suitable choice for Mendelssohn, Buxtehude and others?
  3. I always supposed that the Buxtehude edition would be a bit dodgy (maybe includes C clefs and all that). I'm wanting to work specifically on the Finale from Vierne's Symphony no. 1. Are there any notation errors in dover's publication of that?
  4. Does anyone have any first hand experience using the unbeatably priced Dover publications of Vierne's symphonies 1-3, Franck's organ works, Buxtehude's complete organ works, Brahms, Mendelssohn and various other major composers, as I'm thinking of buying a few. I know of the problems with the bindings and the Widor edition but apart from that are there any other things to look out for? Many Thanks
  5. Never heard of these. Any more details?
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    Is only the east end organ played for services? When do they use the West-end one? I've heard, its under Mr. Cleobury's control.
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    I agree. I liked Emmanuel when I played it, although it sounded rather out of tune, maybe this has something to do with the "winding" of the instrument which may be the reason for that "wind control" stop. Clare is way too bright, and has an awful swell.
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    Interested to know the view of members of this board on the Oxbridge organs. I personally like Queens, Cambridge and New and Exeter in Oxford very much. Don't particularly fancy Christ Church. Which ones do you find the best, and which ones should go to the scrap.
  9. Personent Hodie was found to be quite fun!
  10. Quite right, as well a few other famous musical figures before.
  11. For the past 10 years or so, the old 4 manual Hill organ at St Mary Abbots, Kensington has been out of action, and a small electronic has been in use for some time. I remember being told a few years ago about a "restoration project", and rebuilding the organ up in the Triforium of the church. Does anyone know the status of this project, or if the Hill will be put back in working order anytime? A pipe organ is definately needed in a church of this scale!
  12. Quite right, it certainly isn't anything remarkable and coming to remember it, the organ contains some of the most loud and horrible trumpets! Maybe I shouldn't have recommended this one! But they are quite good for bookings, and the acoustic is an advantage.
  13. St John the Baptist, Holland Road in West London springs to mind. 4 manual Willis organ, with solo reed and only 1 Sunday service at 18:30, if I remember correctly, so that could be an option. Holy Trinity South Kensington, St Peter Eaton Square, and St Stephen Gloucester road, all in West London too are also options for making bookings, and have suitable organs (3 manual R&D, new 4 manual Jones, and 3 manual N&B, respectively) with solo reeds, and all in good acoustics. Many churches in the City of London, such as St. Stephen Walbrook that you've mentioned do not have services on weekends, so they could be the best options in London.
  14. The vicar told me that the whole church will be going through refurbishment within the next few months (or years!), I cant remember which one exactly. It will be closed within that time. Having played the organ there very shortly before the start of this work it was well well-sounding,no problems with the pipes, but there were major problems with the blower, which couldnt even hold just full swell together. I think that St Jude is unfortunately following in the footsteps of HTB. There is more contemporary music and instruments being used during services, and as the church website says, the church uses jazz music to connect with god. There is an organist/gospel and jazz music organiser. There are no longer sunday services. Hopefully, the organ will be without major fault after the work is complete.
  15. That sounds like a good option. I have never seen such a pedal "P.U" on any german organ before.
  16. Could the Quire organ sufficiently accompany the congregation by itself? I realise there would be some time delay problems though.
  17. Is the rodgers controllable from the tickell console aswell because in a major eucharist they must be used together?
  18. This could be in another thread, but does anybody know when the Worcester Cathedral Nave organ will start to be built, its builder, and any info. on it? Are they still using the old nave toaster or the rodgers one?
  19. What about organs that are significantly less audible in the back of the nave, or virtually inaudible. From the description of the Cork Cathedral organ, I wouldnt be surprised if that one was!
  20. lets be a little bit more specific
  21. We have probably all come across instruments, even though wonderfully sounding, which have been positioned in such a place that they cannot properly project sound into the nave or lead a full congregation without having to use full great + swell. Are there any particular cathedral or major church organs that can be named and shamed on these grounds and which need certain re-positioning?
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