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  1. They want the main theme - although I might just slip in a quick pom pom pom pom ti pom at some point!
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    Good news indeed. Does anyone know where these organs came from?
  3. I saw a wedding couple after this mornings service - they also want the Star Wars theme to go out to, with the Mendelssohn to come in to. All a bit bizarre if you ask me. Is the start of a trend?
  4. My visit was circa 1984, part of an Organ Club crawl in the Bedford area. Perhaps they were removed in 1993? The organist at the time was ,if i remember correctly, President of the Organ Club
  5. Didn't this organ gain a Dulciana and a Lieblich Flute to make a bit more user friendly?
  6. Give me a wave when you pass through Ashford. I hope to see the return run prior to choir practice
  7. Another steam enthusiast here. The big debate - should I go to the Bluebell Railway's Spring Gala on Saturday, or should I do some organ practice?
  8. Yes it makes quite an inspiring start
  9. Always been partial to bit of VDG
  10. I assume he makes full use of a Van der Graaf Generator
  11. Only 18 brave souls made it to Church this morning, so we decided that this afternoons carol service would be cancelled . Oh well....I shall just have to sit by the fire and enjoy a glass of something festive instead. That leaves me with just one more service to play for this year
  12. That's Sunday's voluntary taken care of
  13. Just watched a bit of it on I Player. Saw one of my neighbours during the first hymn. Didn't think the band and the organ were as together as they could have been. Usual suspects conducting and playing, shame as the home team is first rate
  14. I recall a visit to this church by The Organ Club some 25 or so years ago. The organ was divided either side on quite a high west gallery, the console being set into the case work on the north side of the gallery. It was in a poor state, not all stops were working and if my memory serves correctly we were told that the all(some?) of the reeds had been removed. I can't remember whether they had simply collapsed, been nicked , or stored. The organ was demonstrated to us by Ralph Downes. The parish priest, at the time, was said to be aware of the historic nature of the organ and keen to see
  15. I do think the church in general does little to foster an interest in organs and organ playing. During my youth I was almost universally told, usually by some ancient, hirsute matriarch, that no one was allowed to try the organ – that it was out of the question etc etc. In my current church I happily invite any curious person that wants to have a go to climb up onto the bench and make a noise. We also have a local church school that visits us from time to time. After a brief demonstration I always invite volunteers to come and have a try. For some unknown reason 8 year old boys seem t
  16. I only managed to catch the second half of the broadcast, due entirely to a late running wedding. I thoroughly enjoyed the broadcast . If only I had a tuba or two to use next time I play some Bach - such fun
  17. Number 7 gets my vote, and the Russians are worthy of an honorable mention
  18. The memorial service is in the Cathedral on Saturday -2:30pm
  19. Funeral to be held at Wye PC on the 22nd - dont know the time yet
  20. A thoroughly decent bloke. He will be missed
  21. Thank you Vox, I'm sure David Wells will do a good job. I would certainly enjoy having a play once the work is completed
  22. I'll say!! A friend arranged for me to have ago on a few organs on Gozo a few years ago - they were all pretty grim. I also played the organ in the Anglican Cathedral in Valletta, I thought it sounded quite nice despite a lot of action issues
  23. Found it........St Cross Winchester Also had a look NPOR - the organ looks very interesting http://www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi?Fn=Rsearch&rec_index=N11466 Anyone played it?
  24. I also wondered where the church was. Given the carnage that the Triffids were inflicting upon the blind remnants of society, I was mildly amused to see that the church had a fully functioning organ and robed boys choir. Overall I thought it was a pretty poor show, although Eddie Izzard was rather good
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