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  1. Good method of musically educating a captive audience whilst waiting patiently to get stabbed. Reckon most of the " congregation " would prefer something a bit more along the lines of what is commonly referred to as " twangy bangy ".
  2. Absolutely first class. Well deserved. A guy who possesses prodigious talent in several musical spheres. Quite obviously a staggering number of members of this site think the same.
  3. A fine musician who will be sadly missed. Announcements of this nature are becoming somewhat disturbingly common of late it would appear.
  4. Sorry to be such a bore and bring this topic back on line but did anyone here actually bother to listen to the service on the radio and watch the tv programme? IMHO, for what it isn`t worth, I thought the two offerings were excellent in their own individual way of presentation. The sound quality appeared to be superior on the radio as opposed to the tv, but there again I only have a c====y little 32" box. Have to admit to not being overly impressed with the version of " In The Mid Bleak Winter " " but that is just my humble opinion. not an expert opinion.
  5. .............. believe that the restoration is coming along nicely.
  6. " fascinating to learn what might have been "..................more horrified to read what they might have been would be a more apt description IMHO. The mere mention of " Gloucester " on these pages could still result in some members being wheeled into I C ! The temptation to " tinker " and " improve" does however prove irresistible to some ; hence that enfant terrible known as " The Organ Reform Movement". The book you mention sounds interesting; I will investigate it further , if I can find the time
  7. St. James Chestnut Grove Bootle L20
  8. Been awarded £612,700 Cultural Recovery Grant from DDCMS to cover salaries , running expenditure. Good news in generally gloom ridden times. Be interested to know if this has been extended to other ecclesiastical institutions.
  9. Just perused YT and have to say quite impressed by the goods on offer. Pity Reymaier has to trot out the eternal T&F but I suppose DG were leaning on him a bit. The Williams pieces certainly deviate from the norm by way of a pleasant change! Sampled the clips and am impressed by what I heard, albeit 30 secs. Interesting checking the spec`n and layout of the sections. Have to admit though I was somewhat amazed,or similar, to note the inclusion of a 64`. Waiting now for the cd format to be released; I could not find it on Amazon. I will probably order it in
  10. Yes, I was pleased to be informed that the anniversary bash was still going ahead; albeit following a slightly different format. Will be good to hear the Old Box of Wind again after such a long break. Forty years? well,well, doesn`t time fly when one is enjoying oneself? Only seems like yesterday when I used to attend these performances with NR presiding and I would be standing on the shop floor about half way down the nave in the company of IT,IW, and SD waiting for the performance to start.
  11. I can smell the burning martyrs from here! There exist on this forum,unfortunately it would seem, a significant number of individuals who think they are so important that ANY other forum would not be able to function without them. Once again " au revoir " to JPM and all the excellent work you have done ; and hello to Steve Glad to see there is a steady exodus in progress. It`s make your minds up folks time.
  12. Just signing in to say " au revoir ". I have just joined the New Forum and am glad to report that its title does include the name " Mander ", so your name will live on in spirit as well as with the countless instruments with which you and your team have been involved with over many years. It is to be hoped that your craftsmen/technicians will be able to either re-locate within this endangered industry or transfer their existing skills into new ventures. One particular craftsmen out of many, I have to mention is Eric Bell who did some excellent work on the tuba on Liverpoo lCat
  13. Tricky problem. Speaking purely for myself I have enjoyed perusing this site for several years whilst retaining a very low, should I say, inactive role towards its actual development. Some very good offers to take over the site by individuals whose intentions I am quite sure are nothing but sincere. Finance can raise its own problems though in many unexpected ways. One example of this would be the fact that the " bounty hunters " will be logging into this site and will be especially interested in any traffic referring to any retrievable asset and this topic will certainly furnish t
  14. During this extended period of doom and gloom in which we are all encapsulated/imprisoned it is indeed good to be able to see a little light glowing at the end of a different tunnel. Marvellous to peruse the " nomenclature francais" and note the changes . Very fortunate that this instrument has survived the ravages of time and lack of funds and still remain in a " playable condition " up to the present time. Reading the article encouraged me to mine Nigel Ogdons wonderful recording of `94 out of the archive . Despite the fact that one third of the stops out of action the depth
  15. Noticed yesterday that the good `ol Graud had eventually woken up and placed an obit to Jane. For some reason, probably known to themselves I found that the usual facility to comment was not available; or maybe I have just not seen the right buttons to press! Anyway, it was a good obit methought.
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