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  1. Another issue with the Swell being audibly slow at the console was because of where it was in the chamber. I was assistant to HNBs MD, Frank Fowler in the London office for 14 months and Dudley Holroyd (who was a great musician etc but could also be a tad awkward...) was convinced that this was due to badly adjusted actions. Frank thought otherwise and so we both went there and hung a microphone in the Swell connected to a small amplifier and headphones. When playing the organ normally, the swell was a fraction behind the great but when he put the headphones on, there was hardly any delay. Hea
  2. A small amount of Methylated spirits on a cloth is sufficient to wipe over keys and stop knobs but never soak them. Peter
  3. I was told that the critics loved the Liszt recording but someone said that of course the Albert Hall organ should never be used for Bach. She responded by including the St Anne P and F in her next LP. I have digitised (is that a word??) and put it here: P
  4. If you missed today's Bridgewater hall recital on youtube by Jonathan Scott - here it is: P
  5. Having a quick mooch on their website found this page: https://www.skrabl.co.uk/small-organs.asp
  6. I bought one of her LPs at a recital she gave in 1978 which she signed. 'Jennifer Bate plays Liszt at the Royal Albert Hall' which I absolutely loved, especially her totally bonkers performance of Ad Nos which to my delight found on youtube a bit earlier today: P
  7. This organ is going to be in concert tomorrow evening on BBC Radio 3 at 19:30. I was there and Catherine Ennis was wonderful and managed to get sounds and textures from the organ that were incredible. Do listen! P
  8. Thank you Darius. My wife and I were in there on 23rd November singing in Elgar's The Kingdom - a combined choir concert with us in Cambridge University Symphony Chorus and the Leeds Philharmonic Chorus with the BBC Philharmonic orchestra - David Hill conducting. My first visit to Leeds for many many years. The organ was used in typical Elgar style - to underpin - and was lovely and warm and concert pitch! We did a return match concert in Ely Cathedral last Saturday and the organ was very flat - hardly surprising as it was terribly cold! The concert was dedicated to our former conductor S
  9. Royal Hospital School Holbrook https://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=N00981
  10. David Poulter (formerly DOM at Chester, Coventry and Liverpool Cathedrals) is giving a recital in St Mary's Saffron Walden on Saturday (5th) at 19:30. Free admission with retiring collection. He will be playing works by Cook, Bach, Whitlock, Elgar, Saint-Saƫns, Reger, Rawsthorne and Cochereau. Best wishes Peter
  11. I gather that one console is to have all the playing aids etc and the other is to be completely mechanical. Guess which console will be used most....
  12. It is one of the most successful transplants I know of. All credit to Graeme Kay and the Orford organ project team who doggedly hung onto the idea despite DAC 'involvement'.. The Collins sounds wonderful in that room - I'm sure the Peter Collins would be really happy that it sings. Total credit to Ian Carter and his team at Cousans, who have made this lovely instrument work well and sound stunning. Peter
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