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About S_L

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    16360 Le Tatre, FRANCE
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    I had a 'life' before this. I was a 'cellist! I studied with Pleeth and am the last English pupil of Pablo Casals.

    RCM/Cambridge. B.A. - a 'first', B. Mus., Master's (M.A., M.Phil.) and Ph. D level research and RCM/RAM Performer's and Teacher's Diplomas! I was lucky to be taught by and influenced by some of the most distinguished musicians of their day.

    Became an organist through necessity and a very part-time church musician about 30 years ago. I founded and ran a very busy and highly successful adult church choir.

    I have a number of publications to my name and have also been fortunate enough to have given concerts/recitals in some of Europe's most prestigious venues. I no longer play for my living!

    Some members know who I am and are welcome to contact me via my website. If you want to contact me and don't have my website then you can do it via this board and I will always respond.

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  1. Together with the, now abandoned ARCM. it makes some of us feel a little 'put out to grass!!!!
  2. The Improvisation on The First Nowell is also available, free, on IMSLP - and it looks well worth playing! http://petruccilibrary.ca/files/imglnks/caimg/e/e3/IMSLP533632-PMLP862971-Burton_First_Nowell.pdf
  3. Totally off topic but my late wife's father, who was a remarkable man, built a television for them to watch the Coronation! Wasn't it the Dean, it would have been Dr. Alan Don, who was concerned about the service being televised in case it was watched by men in pubs wearing their hats!!
  4. Actually only the Credo and the Sanctus! The Service music was as follows: Fanfare I Anthem ‘I was glad’ :C.H.H.Parry Fanfares II, III, IV, V Introit: Behold, O God our Defender*: Herbert Howells Gradual: Let my prayer come up * : William Harris The Creed (from G minor mass): Vaughan Williams Come, Holy Ghost: VIII Mode Melody: arr.Ernest Bullock Zadok the Priest: Handel Confortare *: George Dyson Rejoice in the Lord: John Redford O clap your hands together: Orlando Gibbons I will not leave you comfortless: William Byrd O Lord our Governour *: Healey Willan Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace: S.S.Wesley Homage fanfare VII founded on Scots tune ‘Montrose’ Hymn: All people that on earth do dwell: arr.Vaughan Williams Versicles & Responses, Sanctus: Vaughan Williams O taste and see *: Vaughan Williams Gloria in Excelsis: Charles Villiers Stanford Three-fold Amen: Orlando Gibbons Te Deum *: Walton Fanfare VIII and God save the Queen: arr.Gordon Jacob (fanfares I to VII composed by Sir Ernest Bullock) * these were First performances! In addition during the procession of the Regalia: Oh most merciful: Charles Wood Litany for 5 voices: Thomas Tallis Not a foreigner in sight!!! And I have a feeling that the music for the next Coronation will be a good deal more eclectic!!!
  5. No doubt there is someone on here who will correct me and it seems a little bizarre but I'm sure that I remember reading somewhere, possibly in the Kennedy book, that Vaughan Williams, when conducting Bach Passions, as part of the Leith Hill Festival, which he did for years and years, refused to have a harpsicord in the place and had the Recitatives accompanied by piano.
  6. I'm sorry - perhaps I am being a little dense - but I don't understand that comment! I thought the organ at Gonville & Caius was by Klais - put there in the early 1980's! Is there a move to replace it?
  7. St Mary Aldermary, Watling Street, London.
  8. David's funeral is on Tuesday October 8th at 14h00 (19h00 UK time) at Christ Church Cathedral, Fredricton. The preacher will be the Rector of Rothesay, the Revd. Paul Rideout and the organist Dr. Willis Noble. A brief obituary: BA, FRCO(CHM), ADCM, ARCM Director of Music, Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada It is with sadness we announce the death of David Leonard Drinkell on September 26th, 2019. He was born on December 10th, 1955, to the Leonard and Nora Drinkell in Colchester, Essex, where he attended Colchester Royal Grammar School. He studied music at Bristol University, and upon graduation completed a Certificate in Education at Cambridge. In 1979, he moved to Orkney as an itinerant teacher of music, and was appointed as Assistant Organist at St. Magnus Cathedral, taking over as Organist and Choirmaster in 1983. In 1988, shortly after his marriage to Elspeth, he was appointed as Organist and Master of the Choristers at St. Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, and in 2003 took up the post of Organist and Choir Director at the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in St. John’s, Newfoundland. In 2016, he was appointed as Organist and Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton. He was an accomplished recitalist, and gave recitals all over Ireland, the British mainland, and in Canada and Norway. David is survived by his wife Elspeth; his mother Nora; sister and brother-in-law Clare and Andrew Tate; as well as a niece and nephew-in-law Eleanor and Lewis Harratt. By request there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at Christ Church Cathedral on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 2pm. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Christ Church Cathedral Organ Restoration Fund.
  9. I met David once and corresponded with him a number of times. I enjoyed his posts on this forum which were always informative. He had an encyclopedic knowledge and shared it with humanity and modesty. May he rest in peace.
  10. Always excellent and useful to see your recommendations Martin. I rarely play any more but it is always good to know what is out there! Many thanks for that. You mention Alec Rowley! Can I 'make a plug' for his music? There is a wealth of approachable organ music, quite suitable for the Parish Church, Chapel or Cathedral, available on IMSLP - all of it, as you would expect, beautifully crafted, some of it sight-readable by a good sight-reader, and well worth investigating! In 'my former life' I remember playing the 'Lyric Sonata' and a string quartet - but I can't find any mention of that latter work amongst his work-list!
  11. I can't find a copy anywhere but Damin Spritzer includes it in her recording from Hereford Cathedral - so she must have a copy. It might be worth getting in touch with her. Her website is: https://www.daminspritzer.com/ and her email address: daminspritzer@gmail.com Hope that helps. (P.S. She is playing at Wells Cathedral on October 11th)
  12. S_L

    Proms 2019

    Although listening from afar, it was good to hear the Albert Hall 'monster' in full voice last night!!
  13. I didn't know that you played for degree congregations at Hull - perhaps we do know each other after all!!
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