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  1. Perhaps this site will help: http://www.broekmans.com/en/default.cfm Broekmans en Van Poppel is not a specialised dealer of organ music scores, but you probably can order a lot of organ music via them, if needs be on special request. You can pay by creditcard. Anita
  2. Thank you for this information Peter. I'd be much obliged if you could inform us again next time you go to Selby.
  3. Does anyone know if the Harrison organ is already installed (and being used) in Selby Abbey? I found a newspaperstory of february 1st 2010 stating that the organ would be installed in december (2010 I presume). Selby Abbey's ‘dying’ organ replaced by newer model while trustees try to fund repairs Monday 1st February 2010 (...) The cost of removing and installing this Harrison organ, which has been found at the decommissioned St Mary’s Church, in Harrogate, is £250,000 – money that is now in the bank. Jeremy Gaskell, appeal director, said: “However, while we raise the money, we’ve got to be able to provide organ music in the Abbey, so that’s why we are bringing in the Harrison organ." Mr Gaskell said the organ was due to arrive in the Abbey in the next fortnight and they hoped the installation would be completed by Christmas. (...) (YorkPress) Anita
  4. You could try Boeijenga Music: http://www.muziekhandel-boeijenga.nl/Detai...clecode=s001045 This company is specialized in organ music Anita
  5. octave

    Lemmens - Fanfare

    I can also recommend this recording by Ben van Oosten. A sample can be heard here
  6. Dave, maybe these links are helpfull: http://www.musicanet.org/robokopp/english/thouartc.htm http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/t/h/o/thouartc.htm http://www.christianbook.com/saint-michael.../pd/DLF126378-5
  7. An other site is this one: http://www.orgbase.nl/ The combined search doesn't seem to work, so you will need a map at the ready to see if a town is in the region you want to visit.
  8. Does anyone know when work on the organ will start?
  9. You can search google books: www.books.google.co.uk and type james herriot organ, and you will find the quote pcnd gave, although you cannot see where it is in the book. When I typed this query in 'normal' google I came up with this article in the Northern Echo, dated 1st August 2005. And I found this snippet of info on mr. Herriot (which wasn't his real name): 1916. James Alfred Wight, or "Alf," as he's known locally, was born in Sunderland, a small town in Yorkshire on October 3. Three weeks later, the family moved to Glasgow. As the son of a mother who sang professionally and a father who played piano and organ, music played a large part in the household, and Wight grew up with an especial love for Elgar, Beethoven, and Mozart. He lived in Hillhead near Glasgow, Scotland, and attended Hillhead High School.
  10. Paul, maybe this link is helpfull (scroll down for Sacred Works) : http://www.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Monteverdi
  11. A screencap can be found here: http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee11/He...;current=68.jpg
  12. Has anyone seen Elizabeth (with Cate Blanchett, director Shekhar Kapur) 1998? The coronation takes place in York Minster, and its obviously filmed there, but they have managed to get rid of the organ on the screen Was it good photoshopping? Or was it not filmed in York Minster?
  13. ahem. This afternoon, doing the same music in a different church (same choir, same orchestra) I miscounted and played the major chord with full organ (which is not cathedral size) after the fourth verse in the Wilcocks arangement. Only to realise there was another verse coming when it already started. The director "complimented" me on my counting skills....
  14. Ah, this is a nice view on ending it in minor. If only my director would think of it that way. I had to end it in major this morning, also because otherwise it would clash terribly with what the orchestra was playing
  15. not all congregational singing in the Netherlands is that bad as the examples given here. go here for example: http://www.ncrv.nl/ncrv?nav=ytynKsHtGATmKnJihGxhG scroll down to 28 september 2008 and listen to psalm 91 (click "SPEEL AF) (beginning at 8.20) admitted: this singing is with a conductor, but I've been singing like this (excluded the multiple voice bits) a lot of the time in my own congregation without a conductor. Or listen to the first bit of 5 oktober 2008. Or even better the first bit of 12 oktober 2008!
  16. This information has been helpful. Together with four others I helped organise a trip of one week. 34 people travelled with us from Winchester to Lands End and all sorts of places in between. We went to Cubert and found it to be a beautiful place and dito organ. I had the chance to play it for a few minutes and found that I didn't want to stop playing. To see a foto-report see this link: If it's ok with you all I might trouble you again with a question for info because we will be planning a trip to the region of York, Liverpool next year. Anita Bos
  17. but then the 'old' console is in (our out) for repair/restauration, because as far as I could see, the loft where it used to be was empty.
  18. When I was there on June 21, I saw that a new console was situated near the entrance of the quire. I just now read the latest newsletter concerning the restauration of the cathedral, which makes me believe this is a new permanent situation and the console is not going back to its previous position in a loft above the quire stalls. link to the newsletter
  19. As for Truro (AJJ posted it earlier): Christopher Gray is the new DoM : http://www.trurocathedral.org.uk/PDF/Chris...appointment.doc And Luke Bond has been appointed Assistant Director of Music: http://www.trurocathedral.org.uk/PDF/LukeBondappointed1.doc (both links open as word-documents)
  20. Although this is not specifically organ related I would like to inform you that Times Online has put its archive online and searchable. The Times started in 1785 and almost al newspapers from that year on through to 1985 are online. Searching this archive is addictive, so beware :-) Already I found the obituaries of Bairstow, Britten, Elgar and the consacration of Truro Cathedral. (Use " " to find exact word combinations.) http://archive.timesonline.co.uk/tol/archive/
  21. thanks already for these replies. I'll dive into it I didn't know about the 'regional search option' in NPOR, so I will try that also. I did do a lot of searching in NPOR, but it is always difficult to tell if the sound of an organ is as good as the specs promisse. That is also why I posted my question, in order to get some info on the sounds and not just a good name or good specs.
  22. I'm planning a trip to Devon and Cornwall. I'm searching for interesting organs to see and hear. What are the 'must hear' organs in the surroundings of Plymouth, Truro (ofcourse the Cathedral is in the plan already), Torqay, Bodmin and Exeter? They don't need to be large ones; I'd even prefer to find some smaller ones. thanks, Anita Bos Netherlands
  23. The Willis organ in question belongs (or belonged :-) ) to mr. Henk Kooiker who uses the organ as a house organ. Details can be found here: http://www.orgelsite.nl/rijnsaterwoude2 As to why they want an english cathedral organ in Leiden can also be found here: http://www.cathedralorgan.nl/en/organ.html
  24. I was there. And I enjoyed every bit of it :-) Very good performance, and a great event with very enthousiastic people. I was with a group of 27 dutch people and it was the highlight of our week, in which we also visited quite a number of organs in the surroundings of Birmingham. I agree with willy that the bells were a bit clangy (that's exactly the right word). And full organ was only just a little bit too loud to my taste. But on the whole it's a beautifull instrument! And the paganini variations! wow, you need skillfull feet for that :-) amazing.
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