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Choir Man

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    Exploring the mechanics of organs, listening to organ music. Playing the organ badly but with enthusiasm. Anything to do with steam engines!

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  1. Worcester only has a single 32ft reed. There are two electronic 32ft flues provided from the digital organ in the nave. The intention is to reintroduce the currently silent 32ft pipes in the Hope Jones case when the nave/transept organ is realised.
  2. What would you do if you got a cipher on middle C? Lovely sounds from the St Paul's organ rebuilt by our hosts. Of course there wasn't really a cipher, but I do question the wisdom of sticking a pencil into the keyboard to hold down a note. What happens if the end breaks off and you have a small piece of highly conductive graphite rattling around in the electronics?
  3. Here's a few more I remembered, just to complete my contribution : St Andrews, Pump St, Worcester : https://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=N03286 Sheffield City Hall: https://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=N01130 King Edward VII School, Sheffield: https://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=N01124
  4. St Olave, Hart Street, London https://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=A00720
  5. The Organ Media Foundation tour of St Peter's, Ladue, Minnesota which was built by our hosts.
  6. Of course our hosts have already built a portable concert organ: https://mander-organs.com/the-flavour-conductor/
  7. Installation of the new master at Trinity Cambridge. Much hat doffing at first but later in the chapel music by Bach, Park, RVW, Gardiner.
  8. The college have just posted a new video from the installation of the new master. The attached screen capture shows the discrete square buttons and digital display above the 3rd manual.
  9. I found some more info (but no specification) at: https://www.svatovitskevarhany.com/
  10. Updating their website doesn't seem to be one of Grenzing's priorities, from what I can tell there's nothing been added since 2013. Radio Prague International had an article two days ago about the organ being played in Grenzing's workshop: https://www.radio.cz/en/section/curraffrs/new-pipe-organ-for-st-vitus-cathedral-resounds-for-first-time
  11. Being the first Sunday of the month yesterday, I was expecting an hour of organ music after Choral Evensong on Radio 3. But not so! Choir and Organ has been shuffled off and replaced with a jazz request programme.
  12. Actually there are two concerts featuring David Briggs tomorrow: 2pm Poulenc Organ Concerto & Saint-Saens Organ Symphony. Recorded on 25th May at the St David's Cathedral Festival https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0008p77 7pm The concert mentioned by handsoff, recorded on 26th May from the same festival. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0008p7k
  13. The German Wikipedia has an entry about Porter Heaps: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porter_Heaps https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&tab=TT&sl=de&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fde.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FPorter_Heaps
  14. This is how you put two organs on one balcony...
  15. Some modern consoles already have midi input so any suitable device (phone/laptop/tablet) could do the registration for you. It could also play the keys for you as well. In fact maybe you wouldn't need to be there at all...
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