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    Appointments

    any news from Gloucester?!?
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    Appointments

    see here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newcastle_Cathedral
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    Appointments

    anyone know what is happening with appointing a sub organist at Salisbury? surely they have one by now? or, as i suspect, has daniel cook postponed his move to wales until they find someone?
  4. The Chester broadcasts from the past few years have been consistently very good indeed. I'm just listening to this past one again and I am particularly impressed by both the singing and the accompaniment.
  5. for the past 10 years they've been using a 2-man Copeman Hart, with some speakers propped up on temporary scaffolding in the north transept. I'd heard that Harrisons were possibly getting involved with it but no more than that. whether that's a simple restoration or (possibly more likely) extensively rebuilding it to 3 manuals in the triforium I don't know...
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    Howlers

    "This is a Lieblich Gedackt, which means 'lovely thoughts.'"- Huw Edwards, Songs of Praise
  7. Very strange! I'm currently staying near Torrington, and was told by the organist there that it was due to go ahead as planned...might have to ask around.
  8. Etoile du Soir (Vierne) Introit: Christus Factus Est (Bruckner) Responses: Radcliffe Office Hymn: Holy Spirit, ever dwelling (Salisbury) Psalm: 66 (Garrett [A major chant]) ...if 2 more were required then 64 (Turle) and 65 (EJ Hopkins) Howells St. Paul's Service Lo the Full Final Sacrifice (Finzi) Final Hymn: Lord of our Life, and God of our Salvation (Iste Confessor) Fete (Langlais)
  9. Sheffield Cathedral and St. Mary Abbott's Kensington are two places which I imagine would be first to jump in. In St. Mary's in particular they seem to have dispensed with their 4-manual HNB/Harrison and be using an undersized (<20 stop) Copeman Hart instead...such an instrument as that in Brighton would I imagine be very suitable .
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    Great Gambas

    I played recently a wonderful 2-manual Father Willis in Emmanuel URC, Cambridge, and the points raied here all seem to be valid, especially with reference to the bright cornopean stop. In terms of the use of the great Gamba, this seemed to be one of the loudest stops on the Great (although this may have been different in the body of the church) and didn't seem suitable for accompanying (instead, a Dulciana was also provided on the Great, presumably for this purpose). I used it as a solo stop, but it is also possible to view it as part of an integrated choir manual on the great. Just a few thoughts...
  11. Having lived in North Devon, I have got to know this organ, and have found a booklet about it produced by the church. The records between Crang and Vowles, and between Vowles and Farley, seem to be fairly difficult to track; at least the writers of the book don't seem to have much idea about it. Indeed, apart from that made by Crang, they are unsure of the provenacne of most of the pipework.
  12. Tom Leech has possibly gone to Newcastle, to replace Scoot Farrell who is now DoM at Rochester, since Roger Sayer wants to be organist only (see also Colin Walsh, David Dunnett, Ian Tracey etc.) Would be a pity to see Bill Ives leave, he seems to have done a good job at Magdalen and I very much enjoyed meeting him at the Oxford organ scholarship auditions...
  13. latest development: Tom Winpenny has been appointed as assistant at St. Alban's, with Tim Wakerell from Southwark Cathedral replacing him at St. Paul's.
  14. Richard McVeigh replaces Philip White-Jones, shortly to be assistant at Southwell. Any news from Truro or St. Albans?
  15. News is what we need! At any rate this should soon be forthcoming from the following places: Truro, St. Albans, Southwell, Carlisle, All Saint's Margaret Street, etc, etc
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