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John Shooter

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  1. New Langlais Book

    Thankyou for providing this link. It looks a fascinating read.
  2. Change at Llandaff

    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.
  3. Appointments 2

    George Richford to Romsey Abbey
  4. St. Mary Abbots, Kensington, London.

    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!
  5. St. Mary Abbots, Kensington, London.

    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??
  6. St. Mary Abbots, Kensington, London.

    And also a robust response to the Vicar's points with solid arguments against the plans.
  7. 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?
  8. St. Mary Abbots, Kensington, London.

    Thankyou for highlighting this vandalism. I used to practice here and at Holy Trinity, Prince Consort Road. Both fine, and very English, instruments.
  9. 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?
  10. Appointments 2

    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.
  11. Notre Dame - inaugural recital after restoration

    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
  12. 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 de "Lenfant noir" Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) Alléluias sereins (extrait de lAscension) Jehan Alain (1911-1940) Fantasmagorie Jehan Alain Litanies Philippe Lefebvre Improvisation More recitals follow (admission to all is free) details here: http://www.musique-sacree-notredamedeparis.fr/spip.php?article371
  13. Cocker

    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....
  14. Cocker

    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....
  15. Remembrance Services

    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 !
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