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  1. Yes, I saw that. They had been talking for 2-3 years about getting a temporary "virtual organ" solution, but that conversation had gone quietly recently, and they obviously decided to go down a different route.
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    32' stops in Africa

    See my post above (25 Jan). Apparently one will soon be able to play this one at home using a software program.
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    32' stops in Africa

    JW Walker's Opus 1299 at St Cyprian's Cathedral, Kimberley lists a 32ft Sub-Bourdon.
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    Piston spacing

    A couple of quick questions for the experts: Is there a standard, or recommended, spacing distance between thumb pistons? And should divisional pistons be placed centrally (i.e. should pistons 1 and 8 be equidistant from the left and right-hand ends of the keyboard)? If you wanted extra thumb pistons for "Appel Anches" ventils (Ped, GO, Pos, Rec), where would you put them? Thanks in advance for advice.
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    Pershore Abbey

    Anybody who knows better please correct me if I'm mistaken, but I believe Carlo's former organ (or one of them) is now at Sutton Valence School in Kent.
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    The Lewis At Teddington

    The answer is here: http://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=N15859.
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    Music desks

    You can also get them at Fletcher & Newman in Borough Green (Kent): http://www.cylex-uk.co.uk/reviews/viewcompanywebsite.aspx?firmaName=h+j+fletcher+%26+newman+ltd&companyId=16193630
  8. It's not even 30 years old, but seems to be redundant. https://www.pipeorgans.eu/en/pipeorgans/Kleuker-Steinmeyer-68-IV-P
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    Buckfast Abbey

    As one of the choir directors at Rochester I would wholeheartedly second that. He is a brilliant liturgical organist and a pleasure to work with.
  10. Apologies - I obviously missed that.
  11. It has been noted elsewhere that several groups that currently use the church already have confirmed bookings for next year. When is a contract not a contract?
  12. *John* Butt, not David.
  13. https://slippedisc.com/2017/08/bad-faith-national-musicians-church-expels-its-musicians/
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    Clairons/Clarions breaking back

    Colin and others: Thank you. My education is obviously sadly lacking. Of course I knew that mixtures always broke back at various points, but it had simply never occurred to me that 4ft reeds might do the same. Is this, in fact, a standard practice of which I was hitherto unaware?
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    Clairons/Clarions breaking back

    And the Tonbridge School organ is of course another Marcussen. I wonder if it's a peculiarly Marcussen thing - or is it really normal practice in mainland Europe?
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