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  1. Holy Trinity Coventry

    The Tromba on the Great went to Brecon Cathedral, and has proved a worthy addition to the tonal resources of the instrument there.
  2. Christ Church, Welshpool

    Good afternoon everyone! I wanted to point forum members to a very worthy project in Welshpool, in Mid-Wales. Christ Church in Welshpool was designed by Thomas Penson as a second parish church in the 19th century, in a Romanesque style. Sadly, the church became redundant, but is now being lovingly restored. Karl and Natalie Bass have completed their own residence at the back of the nave and under the tower, and are now starting to restore the nave, the organ, and other fittings. The Gray/Holdich organ was built for St Mary's, Welshpool, in 1813, and was moved to Christ Church in 1884. They have started raising money for a full restoration with an organ recital by James Parsons last Sunday, and have already raised £700! I am sure they would appreciate any contributions. Natalie has also told me that members of the forum are welcome to book a visit to play the organ. It is one of two organs by Gray in Montgomeryshire with BIOS certificates; the other is at the Church of St Mary and St Tysilio in nearby Meifod. Information on the recital at Christ Church: http://www.christchurchwelshpool.co.uk/journal/ NPOR entry for Christ Church: http://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=D00050 NPOR entry for St Mary and St Tysilio, Meifod: http://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=D02563 (Note that a replacement for the original Great Mixture with contemporary pipework has been put in by Peter Collins in recent years, according to the organist, Dr Malcolm Clarke.)
  3. Willis non-stretto (no overhang) keys and Willis short compass Swells

    ​What about St Nicholas, Sutton, near St Helen's?
  4. Big organs in small cases?

    Dennis, Gary Owens has not long put a new Swell engine into the organ at Brecon Cathedral. It could be worth asking him.
  5. New organ in Hamburg

    On the Hamburg specification, does "durchschl." mean free reed?
  6. St James, Piccadilly

    On a day trip to London this past weekend, I stepped into the aforementioned Wren church. At first, I was bowled over by the architecture, but, on turning to view the "West" wall, I was saddened to see the organ case, with many of the front pipes missing. How could the organ in such a fine church in a seemingly wealthy area be allowed to fall into this condition?
  7. New organ for Cambridge

    There's a picture of the Sidney Sussex organ in the factory here:- http://www.orgelnieuws.nl/flentrop-toont-orgel-cambridge-tijdens-open-dag/
  8. Fulham Court

    http://mander-organs-forum.invisionzone.com/index.php?/topic/4090-bear-and-pipe-organ/ Apologies! Quite a few months ago! Tempus fugit!
  9. Fulham Court

    Was that not the organ by Mander Organs that JPM mentioned on this forum a few weeks ago, with a clockwork bear appearing at the top of the case?
  10. Most bizarre specifications?

    I've mentioned this instrument before, with a manual 16' despite having only one manual. This instrument has an unusual first manual, like other examples discussed in this thread.
  11. Most bizarre specifications?

    This is in a similar vein.
  12. Most bizarre specifications?

    I came across this organ recently - it strikes me as an eccentric specification.
  13. Most bizarre specifications?

    I like the idea of the "secret switch" mentioned in the Rutt organ's spec here.
  14. Most bizarre specifications?

    It was Henry Lincoln who started building the first organ, but the technical challenges proved too difficult, so William Hill was called in to finish the job.
  15. Diapasons and Flutes

    For interest, here is T. C. Lewis's paper about organ tone.