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  1. Now there's a name to conjure with! Based at Willesborough Windmill, near Ashford. He used to tune and maintain the organ which I played in Maidstone in the 1970s.
  2. Ditto the Choir 8' Dolce on the 1901 Binns at The Old Independent Church, Haverhill (Suffolk). Virtually inaudible with the box shut.
  3. Not exactly YouTube, but similar.... http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6je44_fa...big-piano_music Enjoy!
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    David Clegg

    Is this David Clegg the same one that ran Makins until retiring a few years ago?
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    Colston Hall

    I don't know if he was the resident organist, but Walter Stanton was Willis Grant's predecessor as Prof of Music at the University. Wasn't Ken Andrews at Oxford? (New College?) EDIT: Sorry, I responded too soon, before reading Cynic's post!
  6. All of Helmut Maier's sets will be converted to HW2 - but he doesn't say by when. Actually, there are some. Helmut Maier has done one with pipe-organ builder Harald Rapp - but it costs upwards of €40,000. There are other possibilities in Canada, in the range CDN$10k-15k plus shipping. These may be more readily available in Europe before the end of the year.
  7. I have to agree with VH that Hauptwerk ought to be seriously considered, particularly if you want the flexibility to be able to play different repertoire on the appropriate kind of organ. I also agree with him about the serious lack of a good large English sample-set (e.g. Harrison or Willis) at the moment. There are some very attractive console options - mostly compact, and some easily portable - available from suppliers in Germany, Canada and the US (as yet no UK-based solutions, hence my recent post about MIDI consoles). See here for examples: http://www.milandigitalaudio.com/masterwor
  8. Rumour had it, when I was there, that Dame Monica had given the money for the chapel on condition that no organ be ever erected in it. Can anyone else with Bristol connections confirm or deny that? Should we expect to find her in an ongoing burial rotation posture? Forgive me for being picky, but wouldn't the Subbass be stoppped, and therefore only approx 8ft?
  9. Heard it? Yes - lots. Played it? Never. It was regularly used for recitals, degree congregations, etc, when I read music there almost 40 years ago, but undergraduate organists were never allowed anywhere near it. However, that was in Willis Grant's time, and things may well have changed for the better thereafter. Anybody have more recent info? VH? If I might be permitted another brief reminiscence: the acoustics in the great entrance foyer of the Wills Building are wonderful. At the end of (Autumn) term a bunch of us would go halfway up the great staircases to left and right and sing caro
  10. Might have been me - I sang there for a couple of years at the end of the 1960s. The story was that he had indeed been OS of King's, but had left without taking a degree. (I also remember that during the winter at Redcliffe he played in overcoat and mittens!) It was said that GB wasn't particularly interested in choir training - to the extent that shortly I arrived there had been a Lay Clerks' revolt and a demand that a Choirmaster be appointed. Bryan Anderson arrived shortly thereafter. [Anyone with a better memory or more inside info, please feel free to correct me if I'm mistaken!]
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