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Graham Powell

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  1. The organ at St Nicholas Deptford was destroyed in WW2. http://www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi?Fn=Rsearch&rec_index=N16343 Graham
  2. I thought fellow board members might be interested to learn that the 1965 II/P Walcker organ at the Emmaus Centre, West Wickham, Kent is soon to be disposed of, due to a re-ordering of the chapel where it is currently situated. Anthony Sisley is happy to receive calls from anyone who would like to look at the organ, which I am told is quite boldly voiced and speaks well in the chapel. PM me for his contact details. Specification here: http://www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi...ec_index=N08853 And some photos too: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=emmaus+cen...erer_searched=1 Regards, Graham
  3. Martin How is alive and still connected to the music department at Croydon Parish church. You could try contacting him there direct - http://www.croydon-parish-church.org.uk/contact G
  4. Yes, crotchet "e" followed by two quavers, d# and c#.............. Graham
  5. If I've counted correctly, it should be a minim G#. Graham
  6. All is explained here http://www.hackneygazette.co.uk/content/ha...3A07%3A49%3A240 Graham
  7. The organ in the Methodist Central Hall, Westmister, has a 32' front (the Violone). Sorry, I don't know which metal was used.... Graham
  8. From memory, the Fanfare in the Oxford Book of Ceremonial Music was written in 1987. Graham
  9. Indeed he was........... Graham
  10. "Fanfare for KBL (1990) was the composer's last organ work, and is recorded here for the first time. It's dedicated to K. Barry Lyndon, who was Registrar of the Royal College of Organists at the time, and designed as an introduction to the third piece, Toccata Giocosa (1967)." Taken from http://www.clofo.com/Newsletters/C090312.htm Graham
  11. West Norwood Crematorium has a very pleasant pipe organ http://www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi...ec_index=T01072 Graham
  12. Haven't been there for a while, but it was an electronic........ Graham
  13. Malcolm, Do you mean this one - dated 1793? http://www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi...ec_index=N17391 Graham
  14. If it helps you, my church acquired a 2 manual 21 stop mechanical action instrument from the MOD in 2002, only 26 years old and very low-mileage. It was a simple process of submitting sealed bids, with a minimum bid of £3000. The total cost of dismantling, storing (for 15 months), cleaning, overhaul, installing digital combination system, adding 2 brand new ranks and a cymbelstern, adapting casework to fit the building, final installation, etc, came to just less than £60,000. The price of a comparable new instrument at that time was roughly £185,000 ex vat. Graham
  15. In no particular order: 1. Royal Festival Hall, London 2. St Louis Vichy 3. St Ouen, Rouen 4. St Sernin, Toulouse 5. Auckland Town Hall 6. Sint Laurenskerk, Alkmaar 7. Groote Kerk, Zwolle 8. St Bavo, Haarlem 9. Washington National Cathedral 10. West Point Military Academy Happy New Year........ G
  16. And me too, although I found this on Youtube Can't find the 2nd movement however....... Graham
  17. This from Peter Wells this morning: "Christ Church, Union Grove, SW8 (Clapham). With the Compliments of The Season, Pete." The Npor ref is http://www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi...ec_index=N17226 Peter then goes on to say........"In 1980 the organ had new chests and action to the Great and Swell. They could not afford the Choir. The organ was built by T. C. Lewis and altered in the 30's by Priestley. In the 1980 build surviving pipework by Lewis was restored. The original soundboards were unserviceable having been well & truly soaked by the absence of a roof. The organ had been unplayable for many years. The Choir pipework has not survived." A little googling came up with this http://www.npor.org.uk/Reporter/jul81/h781.htm Deep within the last paragraph are a few lines stating that S.B. Priestley of Hounslow trained with T.C. Lewis and worked with Casson and Hope-Jones before setting up business on his own. Hope that helps. Graham
  18. Could it be a reversible piston to "Pedal Untersatz"? Graham
  19. One of Alain's Variations sur un thème de Clément Janequin requires a top G, although it's easily taken in the left hand. Graham
  20. Could I bring the following to the attention of board members? The Southwark and South London Society of Organists are holding a training day for organists at Holy Trinity Church, Clapham from 1030 - 1530 on Saturday 3rd October 2009. The day will be led by Daniel Moult, and will cater for three groups: 1. Pianists (who are finding out what playing the organ is all about); 2. Organist beginners (or in the early stages); 3. Intermediate and above. In particular, Daniel will be offering guidance on registration and improving technique. For full details on how to apply, please see http://sslso.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Poster-2.pdf
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