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Christine Jose Rigby

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  1. Many thanks for sharing this information about the many organs of Paris. Vincent Hildebrandt not only has this website, but he also has a Facebook page 'Organs of Paris' https://www.facebook.com/OrgansOfParis/ It is a timely reminder for me to share both of these links with the Warrington Cavaillé-Coll Organ Facebook group, where Vincent keeps us up to date with the recitals at the Parisian Churches. https://www.facebook.com/groups/660405240701596/
  2. Some images and sound-samples* from this unique studio-organ, designed by and built for, internationally-acclaimed teacher, organ consultant, and recitalist, Roger Fisher. Following his retirement from professional engagements, the instrument is now offered for sale. (Guide-price: £8,000.00, with the purchaser responsible for removal.) Interested parties should contact Philip on prushforth539@gmail.com (* Pieces used in the video, in order: Elegy - Harold Darke (1888 - 1976) Méditation - Maurice Duruflé (1902 - 1986) Monologue in C - Josef Rheinberger (1839 - 1901)) The music is played by
  3. Some images and sound-samples* from this unique studio-organ, designed by and built for, internationally-acclaimed teacher, organ consultant, and recitalist, Roger Fisher. Following his retirement from professional engagements, the instrument is now offered for sale. (Guide-price: £8,000.00, with the purchaser responsible for removal.) Interested parties should contact Philip on prushforth539@gmail.com (* Pieces used in the video, in order: Elegy - Harold Darke (1888 - 1976) Méditation - Maurice Duruflé (1902 - 1986) Monologue in C - Josef Rheinberger (1839 - 1901)) The music is played by
  4. 'Two Borough Organists have served Wolverhampton at the Civic Hall, Arnold Richardson (1938--1973) and Steve Tovey (1991--2016), the latter becoming City Organist in 2001. Prior to Steve being appointed organist, the organ was destined for the scrapheap after making no profit to the hall for many years. Steve turned this around when he proved that it could be profitable by holding theatre organ concerts on the organ, which subsidise the classical organ concerts'.
  5. By no means a reply, Ron - but maybe this will be of interest - http://parismuseescollections.paris.fr/fr/musee-carnavalet/oeuvres/mains-de-l-organiste-louis-vierne-jouant-sur-un-orgue-a-cinq-claviers
  6. I will leave it for you to decide if this is encouraging, or not, Zimbelstern. Last October, we were able to book the Parr Hall for 4 hours, at a cost of £50. Those there were Kurt Lueders (Vice-President of the Association Aristide Cavaillé-Coll), Gerald Sumner, David Wells, Ted Tilling, Scirard Lancelyn-Green and myself. This meeting resulted in the collaboration of Gerald and Kurt, which resulted in a fine monograph about the Warrington organ. As far as I know, Warrington Borough Council is asking £1.25 million for the Cavaillé-Coll organ, which achieved a Grade One list
  7. Or a high quality pipe organ with a first class speaker system, S_L !! Previous comments about the accompaniment of the liturgy and lack of recitals at Saint Peter's remind me of the little used Cavaillé-Coll/Mutin organ which was once that of le baron Albert d'ilbarritz. As a Shrine of Perpetual Adoration, the Basilique du Sacré Cœur, Paris does not have recitals, and I understand that those in charge there are said to be indifferent to the instrument.
  8. Sacrosanctum Concilium: I quote 'In the Latin Church the pipe organ is to be held in high esteem, for it is the traditional musical instrument which adds a wonderful splendour to the Church's ceremonies and powerfully lifts up man's mind to God and to higher things.' Cavaillé-Coll 's Monumental Organ Project for Saint Peter's, Rome: Bigger Than Them All, by Ronald Ebrecht, tells the engrossing story of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll 's quest to build the largest-ever mechanical-action organ in the biggest church at the time. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cavaille-Colls-Monumental-Organ-Project-Peters/
  9. Monday 26th October 2015 – 7:30pm Jonathan Kingston (Our Lady of the Assumption, Piccadilly, London) Parr Hall, Warrington admission £5 / concessions £4.50 http://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=N01653 Recently given an Historic Organ Certificate by the BIOS and listed as Grade 1 http://www.bios.org.uk/resources/hocs2.php Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, Paris 1870-75 Case design attributed to Simil Moved to Parr Hall 1926 - Action changed 1972 Case, Console and original pipework and soundboards Listed Grade I June 2015 Grand Orgue: Montre 16, Montre 8, Bourdo
  10. Thanks Colin, your reply is appreciated. I have no reservations about anyone knowing who I am. It may be of benefit if anyone wants to contact me directly. I'm not sure how I can go about dropping my pseudonym - it may be possible to just sign my postings off with my proper name ? Incidentally, Ian's Recital had not one, but two City Organists in the hall AND an Emeritus Organist and his wife. It was good to have such support - and not only from those, but from the Parr Hall Management AND not forgetting David Wells' important contribution to the condition of the organ on the night.
  11. I used every means available to me to give much publicity to Ian Tracey's recent Recital in the Parr Hall, after Culture Warrington announced this event. The response, on the night, was tremendous - thereby proving that with plenty of publicity, AND an excellent Recitalist - it is possible to get a decent audience for Recitals in Warrington. There were 272 people present - that was approximately 100 more than at the Cavaille-Coll Bi-Centenary Recital in June, 2011. Many of these people travelled a good distance to be there - and they weren't dissapointed. There appears to be a lack of inter
  12. C E L E B R I T Y O R G A N R E C I T A L 'THE GREAT PARISIAN TRADITION' PARR HALL, WARRINGTON by I A N T R A C E Y Liverpool Cathedral & Liverpool City Organist Wednesday 12th March, 2014, 7.45pm PROGRAMME St. Gervais Passacaglia in b Louis Couperin St. Eustache Lamento & Elves (Douze Pièces Nouvelles) Josef Bonnet St. Trinité Le Banquet Celeste Olivier Messiaen Pastorale (Organ Symphony no 1 Op 42.) Alexandre Guilmant St. Augustin Grand Choeur Dialoguée Eugene Gigout La Madeleine Prelude in B major (Op.99) Camille Saint-Saens Toccata in G (Dou
  13. In the late 1960's the Warrington Corporation were considering accepting £105 scrap value for this 1870 Cavaille-Coll Organ. If this had been allowed to happen - we would all have been the losers. This http://www.warringtonchoir.org.uk/cavaille_c.html gives the history of the organ. For those of you who would like to hear it played, there is a CD recording available from http://rfisher.me/recordings-page/organ/cavaile-coll/
  14. http://www.pyramidparrhall.com/whats-on/event/organ-recital-ian-tracey/ 7 Weeks from today is the day !!! This http://johnsorganworks.co.uk/blog/read_30158/cavaillecoll-200th-birthday-bash.html was the last time this magnificent organ was heard in a Recital. Another Recital is provisionally planned for next October.
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