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Aeron Glyn Preston

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  1. What news is there on this project? Is there a draft specification anywhere?
  2. I've just been re-reading his famous (infamous?) tome. I find it a very irritating book in several ways. A lot of his own tastes and inclinations are presented as fact. The quality of the writing seems to vary, with odd tangents and emphases on trivial and largely inconsequential bits of information.
  3. Agreed. I can't fathom the reason for having two consoles within the case of such a small instrument.
  4. No exact spec though, as I was after.
  5. Does anyone know what the specification is for the proposed rebuild of the organ at Peterhouse? Apparently both Flentrop and Klais are involved. The mock-up seems to show two consoles in the case, one at the front and the other at the side. How would that work from an engineering perspective?
  6. This page may serve as a useful starting point. http://cdmnet.org/Julian/cf/bldrs.htm
  7. There is this one too... https://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=C00826
  8. I know that couple well...
  9. I am currently watching Channel 4 News. According to a cathedral spokesperson, all the wooden interior fittings are likely to be destroyed.
  10. Sorry to be pedantic, but the author is Nicholas Thistlethwaite.
  11. How are Rushworth and Dreaper's efforts in neo-classical style regarded nowadays?
  12. I am pleased to relate that work has started on the restoration of the organ at the former Christ Church in Welshpool. https://www.christchurchwelshpool.co.uk/beginning-to-restore-the-organ/
  13. I am sad to have learnt in the last few days that the 3-manual Hill organ in All Saints Church, Llanelli (http://npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=G01663), which had been advertised on the IBO site and the Organ Clearing House site, may have been destroyed. I am sure many churches would have been very pleased to have an instrument of such quality. How did it evade rescue, I wonder?
  14. This instrument is now in need of rescuing, as the Union Free Chapel in Wellington is due to be sold for housing. I have received an email from a registered values, who has blithely assumed that I, having expressed an interest in looking at the organ, am in a position to buy it. I am not, and am thus in something of a panic! I could arrange to look at it and take some photos/videos, if anyone is interested.
  15. I've made my own arrangement of the Sinfonia Pastorale from Corelli's "Christmas Concerto" for Midnight Mass, which is not dissimilar in style to the "Pifa" movement in Handel's Messiah.
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