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Andrew Butler

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  1. https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/welsh-government-apologises-issuing-incorrect-20864364?fbclid=IwAR2_IMPavKGPUFqAgnSsTnzO8aXQhgRI5fHRzO0QC8qOfuLasMcuzdntakQ
  2. I used to have an LP he made at Chester in the late 60s / early 70s that I nearly wore out. Lots of "War Horses" - BWV 565 and 645, Karg-Elert "Nun Danket" (With Tuba coupled for the last few bars!) Whitlock 5 Short Pieces etc
  3. There used to be a serpent at Westerham church in Kent. There was also a bassoon at Dean Row Chapel, Wilmslow in Cheshire
  4. Actually, they are not shutters - it's the slatted screen that formed the facade of the organ in the church
  5. It had been built for the church in 1957 using second-hand pipework. It was all enclosed apart from the bottom 12 of the Bourdon. The fluework was good, but the reed unit didn't blend awfully well - might have had there been a Mixture though. Looking at how it was laid out in the house, I don't know if anything was still enclosed. The spec was as follows in the church, with ranks shown as ABCD GREAT Open Diapason 8 A Stopped Diapason 8 B Principal 4 B Flute 4 B Twelfth 2.2/3 B Fifteenth 2 A SWELL Open Diapason 8 A Salicional 8 C Lieblich (sic) 8 B Gemshorn 4 A Salicet 4 C Nazard 2.2/3 B Horn 8 D Clarion 4 D PEDAL Bourdon 16 (From Bass Flute 8 B 3 usual couplers 3 pistons to Gt/Ped 3 to Sw Thumb and Toe Reversers for Gt/P Piston setter board, and ventil switches for each rank I was never quite sure of the logic behind the Swell Nazard - I was too young at the time to have thought of using it with the Salicional as a synthetic Oboe!
  6. It's the organ from the erstwhile church where I had lessons became organist aged 14 in 1970 https://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=N03855
  7. I believe Norman Cocker was known to use his nose
  8. The death has been announced of the publisher Kevin Mayhew.
  9. I can't remember how I did it but it's not difficult to bring off with, as Tony suggests, some thumbing-down (or up!)
  10. Christopher Too's Facebook page states he is "Former Organ Scholar" at Kings......
  11. Bramwell Bourne is the chap - The Organ Music of Eric Thiman: https://www.facebook.com/The-Organ-Music-of-Eric-Thiman-101812721686630/
  12. At my previous church, the choir hated unison verses. I used to delight in using AW's last verse harmonisation of "Darwall's 148th" and seeing the looks on their faces!
  13. Stanford in A Nunc...my favourite moment in the Evensong repertoire! "And to be the GLORY of thy people [you know what happens next!!]
  14. I can't see anything here - what new forum?
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