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  1. Specification here: https://www.flentrop.nl/orgelbouw/cambridge_peter.html
  2. Thankyou for providing this link. It looks a fascinating read.
  3. Tim Hiill has, at short notice taken over from Jonathan Bielby as interim DoM, bringing forward a scheme to link the post with the Cathedral School. The dean has promised more detail to be revealed this month.
  4. George Richford to Romsey Abbey
  5. It really is a most interesting situation, and I can see merits and minuses in both sides of the argument. It appears that St Mary Abbots already has a recently purchased chamber organ, see "The Organs of St Mary Abbots" in here http://smanews.weebly.com/uploads/5/0/2/5/5025325/kpn_-_advent_2013.pdf so it seems they already have a small box organ that might accompany the daily offices as SL suggests above. With this in mind, I remain curious as to the design and function in the overall scheme of the proposed chancel organ - and what they will get for £35,000!
  6. Looking through the documentation, I see that the sum set aside for the new Chancel organ is £35,000. I would not think this buys much new pipe organ - are they intending to install an electronic organ??
  7. And also a robust response to the Vicar's points with solid arguments against the plans.
  8. Ah, I understand how it works now and would be very interested to hear the effect. Does anyone know of a UK example of the double expression box?
  9. Thankyou for highlighting this vandalism. I used to practice here and at Holy Trinity, Prince Consort Road. Both fine, and very English, instruments.
  10. What an interesting specification, thank you for posting. I've never encountered double enclosure before and wonder if anyone can enlighten me as to its musical benefit and perhaps links to other instruments that use this system?
  11. There is a temporary (from 3rd March to10th May 2015) exhibition in Royal Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum "A Leamington Musical Meteor: William Denis Browne" which is both poignant and interesting. Sheet music and correspondence are displayed - though the sheet music are secular songs and not Browne in A is not present. Photos illustrate Browne's short life: as a schoolboy in Leamington and at Rugby School, as Organ Scholar at Clare College, Cambridge (though the photo is of the organ in the Queens' College.....), Gallipoli and his close friendship with famous poets. There is also musi
  12. Has anyone heard this organ yet - the design looks interesting in many respects. http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/bramall/learning-spaces/organ.aspx
  13. I haven't seen an ad for the DoM job at Exeter which will be available in September I believe. Has an appointment been made?
  14. As a former Assistant here, an age ago, it is heartening to read of this appointment, and I hope that choral and organ music in this magnificent church and the Magnus Song School will once again flourish.
  15. There is a really lovely description of the Casson organ at Coates in Cambridgeshire, together with two video demonstrations of the stops and mechanisms at http://coatesstudy.weebly.com/the-organ.html. The other pages on the site are full of interest too.
  16. From the St Woolos Cathedral website: The vacant post of Director of Music at St Woolos has now been filled. Dr Emma Gibbins, who is currently director of Music at St George's, Belfast, has been appointed. This is excellent news for the Choir and for the Church Family, and we look forward to her taking up the post early in the New Year.
  17. My goodness! The specification and in particular the accessories will take some time to digest and understand the use and possibilities. An excellent link, thanks for posting
  18. I know where I will be on September 20th! The tittulaires perform in the inaugural recital after the restoration. An interesting programme, has anyone heard of Florentz? Jean-Pierre Leguay Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) Praeludium en ré mineur BUX WV 140 Dietrich Buxtehude Choral Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BUX WV 211 Jean Sébastien Bach (1685-1750) Passacaille en ut mineur BWV 582 Philippe Lefebvre César Franck (1822-1890) Deuxième choral Marcel Dupré (1886-1971) Résurrection (extrait de la Symphonie-Passion) Olivier Latry Jean-Louis Florentz (1947-2004) Prélude
  19. Speaking of the giggles and in the Cocker style is this;: Thomas Heywood plays his own "humoresque for pedal trombone " at Lincoln Minster. I might order a copy....
  20. Speaking of the giggles and in the Cocker style is this;: Thomas Heywood plays his own "humoresque for pedal trombone " at Lincoln Minster. I might order a copy....
  21. Can't help you on the planning front, but as part of "Cornwall remembers" we had a special and well attended evensong today in Truro Cathedral, three anthems: greater love, like as the hart and the Rutter Gaelic Blessing. Organ voluntary was Crown Imperial. Good luck tomorrow !
  22. Thankyou for your reply and withdrawal of the offer to play the Minster organ.
  23. I am grateful that PCNDs rather worrying comments regarding spelling it out to me have been removed, as has his offer to buy my silence in return for permission to visit the organ at Wimborne. I sincerely hope that lessons have been learned and that we can move on from this conversation and return to the friendly and informative board as John Mander requests above.
  24. Of course you did. It's a shame you didn't let the forum know this back then (and the cathedral congregation!).
  25. Thankyou! Once again, I an glad to see that you have taken my advice and are now following the good practice of most Cathedrals an Churches in hosting visiting organists outside of public visiting hours. I am sure those.who are permitted to play your organ will be pleased, and I will contact you by PM to make arrangements for my own visit.
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