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  1. Thank you for the replies. I had completely forgotten about Stanford’s note at the beginnig of the Fantasia and Toccata score. It just seemed so strange the first time I saw it, knowing how, at least on larger instruments, Choir is usually the I. manual. Or would this have been different on the instruments that Stanford knew and used? Unfortunately, the stop lists from St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, and Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, which can be found as part of the introduction of the Stanford Organ Album, give no clear indication of this. (On a side note, I am astonished that NPOR
  2. I received my copy of the new Stanford Organ Album a couple of weeks ago. Considering myself quite a fan of Stanford’s (organ) music, I was very much looking forward to it being published and was somewhat surprised as to how many times its release has been postponed by the OUP (apparently all the scholarly research and the making of the arrangements must have taken somewhat longer than anticipated). In the past I already downloaded Stanford’s organ music from IMSLP and bought copies of his most interesting works, however, there were still some blanks to be filled. I wasn’t sure what the s
  3. I’ve been using both on my Yamaha Clavinova and on a Viscount at school, so I’m pretty sure that they would work all rigth, as long as one is able to connect their MIDI keyboard to a computer. M
  4. There are also cheaper, similar options which I would consider, especially if I didn't have a proper organ console. First there is Organteq, but of course one shouldn't forget about GrandOrgue which is totally free! I would probably try one of these first. M
  5. There was a live broadcast from the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg yesterday evening with Wayne Marshall giving a splendid performance on the Klais organ. The concert is still available on Elbphilharmonie’s YouTube channel:
  6. The CD is also available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube. M
  7. Dedication of the new Rieger-organ will be broadcast live on Austrian TV tomorrow at 9 AM (the video should then be available for another 7 days in the ORF-TVthek). M
  8. Thanks for the clarification. I'm afraid I was led astray by some internet misinformation and the rather convincing sound ... Didn't think this would happen with an "ordinary" digital organ ...
  9. This is the sound of the actual cathedral organ, as stated in the description under the video, and Nicholas Freestone is playing the 3-manual remote console (also seen here). The Viscount organ has a completely different look.
  10. Tuning-slots, usually placed at one diameter of the pipe from its top, are also one of the main characterstics of the 19th century French organ building (Cavaillé-Coll). Here is an excerpt from the Laukhuff catalogue with the relevant terminology:
  11. How about some wonderful technical drawings of Cavillé-Coll organs? French digital library “Gallica” has a couple of those: Dessins de mécanismes d'orgues Plans du grand orgue de Saint-Sulpice Coupes de claviers Orgues de tous modèles (these aren’t exactly technical drawings, but are nonetheless interesting to explore). M
  12. You can listen to Latry's RAH concert here. The music starts at 3:39.
  13. https://www.facebook.com/OrguesCattiaux/
  14. The second piece is "Lei Rei" (Marche de Tourenne) by the French composer Edouard Marcel Victor Rouher (1857–1940). It is a part of his collection of 450 Noëls and the score is available on IMSLP: https://imslp.org/wiki/450_Noëls_(Rouher%2C_Edouard_Marcel_Victor) (either pp. 38–40 in Vol. 1 or pp. 4–6 in the "10 Pièces"). It seems like a lot of fun to play. 😄 M
  15. Dupre’s arrangement of the Sinfonia can be found in Vol. 12 of Dupre’s now rather infamous edition of Bach’s complete organ works: Oeuvres Complètes pour Orgue de J. S. Bach, annotés et doigtées par Marcel Dupré, Volume XII.
  16. When I finally decided to buy myself new copies of OUP’s Wedding Music and Ceremonial Music for Organ – the ones I had were stolen from the organ loft several years ago ? – I also noticed that a new Book of Funeral and Memorial Music for Organ would be released soon. So I ordered this as well and received my copy a couple of weeks ago. The first thing I noticed after unpacking the album was that it was much thinner than both OBWM and OBCM (and that the back of my copy was damaged). The collection contains 28 pieces, arranged alphabetically by composer, with 12 original works and 16 arrang
  17. The setting of the Mass is by the College’s DoM Neil Cox. One can listen to the service here …
  18. Strangely, although the link appears to be correct, it won’t take you to the specification of the Hill instrument. M
  19. Inaugural Organ Recital, featuring Bernard Foccroulle, Philippe Lefébvre, Olivier Latry and Wayne Marshall, was held yesterday on the new Rieger organ in the Philharmonie de Paris. There is a video of the event available for viewing until August: http://live.philharmoniedeparis.fr/concert/1046894/grandes-orgues-olivier-latry-philippe-lefebvre-bernard.html The whole thing lasted almost 3 hours, but one should take the time to listen to all four performers – it's worth it! M
  20. So, in the Gloria the chants come first, and in the Sanctus they come second. Why? We all know that Wikipedia isn’t necessarily a very trustworthy source of information, however, the article about the French Organ Mass does seem to offer some explanation. It’s all about how the alternatim practice was regulated in the ceremonial that was being used in a particular diocese. M
  21. I guess it’s just a plain Gemshorn … M
  22. ... There is a useful abstract of the article here ... Following your link it was possible to download the whole article. Thank you! M Edit: OK, this is strange: after having opened the (mobile) website with the abstract on my smartphone I was able to download the whole article, but doing so on my laptop I’d have to subscribe to get access. Can someone confirm this?
  23. Hello, Are your sure about this? At this very moment I’m listening to the Evensong broadcast from Lichfield Cathedral on the BBC iPlayer (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006tp7r), sitting at home in Slovenia. I can’t think of any reason why this shouldn’t be possible in Germany (?). Anyway, there is still the "underground" option, although it doesn’t have all the broadcasts from 2013: http://wiki.seboldt.net/w/index.php/BBC_Choral_Evensong_Underground_Archive M
  24. No, the article is still available via the Dobson’s website: http://www.dobsonorgan.com/html/instruments/op91_merton/TAOcoverfeature.pdf Here’s also another short post about this organ: http://www.theladyorganist.com/first-performances-on-dobson-op91-at-merton-college-oxford/ M
  25. This is not entirely correct. His 8th Symphony (along with some other pieces of music) is available from IMSLP and, since there is a recording of all Nowowiejski's organ symphonies, I would assume that the rest is also available in print. M
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