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John Shooter

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  1. Thankyou for providing this link. It looks a fascinating read.
  2. 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. George Richford to Romsey Abbey
  4. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 music to listen to via headphones and it is easy to hear why he was held in high esteem as a composer by his contemporaries. Perhaps not worth a long journey, but certainly of interest to those within reasonable distance. Connected is the Gallilopi Music Memorial 2015 with various musical events featuring Browne's music over the year, including a concerts at Kings College on the 26th April, two events on the date of Browne's death the 4th June - a concert at St Martin-in-the -Fields and Evensong at Clare which I imagine will include the Mag and Nunc. Other events and more information at: http://www.gallipoli-music.co.uk/
  11. Has anyone heard this organ yet - the design looks interesting in many respects. http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/bramall/learning-spaces/organ.aspx
  12. 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?
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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