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  1. I don't know about that, but I know that Richard Bower recently had to completely reconstruct the Collins at Brasenose Coellege, Oxford
  2. My suggestion for such an organ: Pedal Open Diapason 16 Violone 16 Bourdon 16 Principal 8 Bass Flute 8 Octave Flute 4 Contra Bombarde 32 Bombarde 16 Choir Stopped Diapason 8 Viola 8 Flute 4 Gemshorn 4 Nazard 2 2/3 Wald Flute 2 Tierce 1 3/5 Corno de Basetto 8 Orchestral Oboe 8 Tuba 8 (or other loud solo reed) +octave, suboctave, unison off; Sw/Ch, Ch/Ped Great Double Diapason 16 Open Diapason I 8 Open Diapason II 8 Stopped Diapason 8 Principal 4 Harmonic Flute 4 Twelfth 2 2/3 Fifteenth 2 Mixture IV Trumpet 8 Sw/Gt, Ch/Gt, Gt/Ped Swell Open Diapason 8 Rohr Gedackt 8 Salicional 8 Voix Celeste 8 Principal 4 Nason Flute 4 Flageolet 2 Mixture IV Contra Fagotto 16 Cornopean 8 Hautboy 8 Clarion 4 +octave, suboctave, unison off, Sw/Ped
  3. What about Huw then? I didn't think he was moving on as well, although with so many jobs up for grabs at the moment, I wouldn't be surprised.
  4. I myself, speaking as one who hasnt done ARCO yet but hopes to have a go in January, would go for either figured bass or improvisation. Then again this is just my personal preference...as these are the ones I enjoy/have the most experience in.
  5. In my copy of the Suite, the toccata ends with the triplets in manuals and pedals. John Scott and Olivier Latry play it that way. Is this the original ending, or the revised?
  6. Well I shouldn't be one to criticise, but I don't think, based on this, that Colin Walsh's job is at that much of a risk!
  7. jfdg

    Puzzle Time

    You know my name!!! Although I don't think I know yours...
  8. Surely they shouldn't be even considering playing this unless they are FRCO standard, especially with those crazy pedal scales towards the end! Incidentally has anyone had a family bring along a guest player who is a cathedral organist or equivalent?
  9. jfdg

    Baptism Music

    Does anyone here know of music that would be good for paying after a baptism service? Im due to play one soon, and was told that a bach p+f wouldn't be ideal. Does anyone know what might be?
  10. I think such organists as may be more easily found than you think! Anyway, i think this story confirms my view that the only people suitable to run music education are organists.
  11. When I learnt it i split it up into sections, learning about 1 page per 1-2 weeks. Practising very slowly and hands separately is particularly important for the trio sonatas.
  12. Oops! I probably did mean Roger Bryan, who was Colin Walsh's assistant for a few years at Lincoln
  13. I think that there are many organists who are outstanding, and I wouldn't be able to name any without leaving another out who was equally worthy. However, a few observations: I greatly enjoy the playing of Simon Preston, Colin Walsh and Robert Sharpe. What I find interesting in particular is that it would appear that Sharpe studied with Walsh, who in turn studied with Preston. Also, two recitals which I particularly enjoyed were given by William Whitehead and Clive Driskill-Smith, when they were both teaching on the Oundle course. These were particularly good amongst all the recitals I heard there. Also I was fortunate to be able to sit in the loft during David Briggs' recital at Christ Church in Oxford. I was impressed not only by his playing but also at how relaxed he was while playing, as well as the fact that he was very welcoming and friendly to all of us watching up there.
  14. Were you ever a pupil at the school by any chance? I heard about Germani giving a concert on the old father Willis many years ago. Sadly the Willis was removed to Dorset when the school buildings moved across the river. When the school is rebuilt soon the Father Willis will be coming back again!
  15. So you now have three copies? I think that's a very successful search!
  16. nope its definitely holy RUDE, i myself was a bit surprised by this when i visited
  17. jfdg

    Puzzle Time

    Hello Justadad (and indeed everyone else), The Dorian and Crown Imperial should be good selections. I go to St. Paul's School and as a result we have our founder's day service at the Cathedral every year; not once have I been allowed to play at these, even though I know people at Westminster who play at the abbey on a daily basis! He could also possibly include something quieter, to fill in between Bach and Walton: past programmes at St. Paul's School services (played by my organ teacher) have been of this variety (large scale and extrovert, even before the service), although a shorter, quieter work might also fit in to the programme if there's time. Incidentally, our visiting organists are never allowed to use the Dome/West End sections; this may be different for you, but just in case...
  18. Is that true? Even so, Matthew Copley would also be able to build a Willis style organ, as he was a voicer for them while it was still being run by Willis IV. Incidentally is Henry Willis IV still around; I've seen documents on the Alexandra palace website written by him which are quite recent.
  19. I'm sure H&H would be able to build a repilca of their earlier styles, although I don't think they built any in the 1030s! If you wanted a Willis repilca, then H&H or Mander would be able to do it, but then again so would Willis themselves (the company is still around)
  20. You know Ian the exact same thing happened to my organ teacher!
  21. This seems like that time a few months ago when Stephen Farr the Guildford Cathedral organist stopped posting here...
  22. And so has Colin Walsh (Lincoln Cathedral), however he may well have got his score from Jean Langlais himself
  23. And don't forget the example of St. Brannock's, Braunton, Devon, where vandals broke into the church and actualy started a fire in the organ. The church was out of use for 18 months, and the organ has only just been rebuilt by Michael Farley.
  24. The latter is particularly useful, especially buying Alain or Messiaen scores which would otherwise cost the earth
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