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Barry Jordan

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  • Birthday 17/12/1957

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    Magdeburg, Germany
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  1. They are not linked, Dave. How strange that they produced anything at all.... I must check that.
  2. Does anyone know which German builder is doing this? A bit of research indicates this, probably: https://www.hwk-ff.de/blog/handwerker/23660-sander-harry/ . Can't say I've heard of them. B
  3. Many many years ago I wrote an article about the history of the organs in the cathedral of Magdeburg, which I've been privileged to serve for just about 15 years now. Life sentence. Anyway, I have totally rewritten it, corrected some errors which resulted from too great a reliance on one particular source, and included quite a lot of new information which should have been staring me in the face but got overlooked. Any interest, here it is: http://www.magdeburgerdommusik.de/html/history.html All best Barry
  4. Yes, but Ladach just sells them on, they don't reinstall them.
  5. I recently added a video of the 113-stop Sauer organ in Berlin cathedral here https://youtu.be/8yybfR8xjyE I will try to upload videos of the other 2 pieces on the programme (William Harris Sonata in a minor, Rheinberger 8th sonata) sometime soon. Fantastic instrument! Happy New Year to all Barry
  6. Well, Merseburg cathedral does have a draw-stop which opens the swell (labelled "crescendo"). On the other hand, it induces a crescendo from pianissimo to perhaps mezzo-piano at best, as there is really nothing much in the box, so that I do believe that a good part of that famous crescendo was achieved by the (four) registrants who went about their duties there. Ladegast built a pneumatic crescendo - which added the stops of the organ at a fixed speed at the touch of a pedal (Schwerin, Vienna Musikverein) or a button in the key-cheek (Tallin - then "Reval") - for the first time in Schwerin in
  7. If you order from the shop in the Hague you'll save 1p.
  8. Hallo all, those who follow the European scene and have not already heard the news, the great organologist and consultant Cor Edskes died on, I think, Monday. A loss to all concerned with the North German / Dutch historical tradition. Best to all from over here. Barry
  9. Well, Magdeburg's tuba IS an English one, having been supplied by our gracious hosts. But the voicing of the rest of the organ is modelled on that of Friedrich Ladegast, so possibly not what is generally considered as "German". It works splendidly.
  10. Hi Charly Ours are also wooden and pretty big scaled. We screwed wooden blocks to the sides of the resonators and made a simple but strong lever which fits under them. I can in fact lift the resonators alone, but it is better to have a second person to guide the pipe when you have raised it. One of the problems is that the fit in the block tends to get very tight because of the weight of the resonators, and loosening the block with a hammer in one hand and holding the pipe in the airwith the other is pretty strenuous. Dirt in the pipes does tend to collect in the shallots rather than in t
  11. Because even the BBC needs bums on seats. They can be sure that most of the 10000 people sitting there will not be lovers of organ music but people who like rock-stars. So they will love it. Great musicianship is about music. Great performanceship is about the performer. Those who love music should be given a health warning.
  12. Well, reusing the old case was a condition. Train times are easy. There are very few of them.. B
  13. I think not. This is the old organ, in its last incarnation, I think, judging by the fact that at least in the Widor a swell box is very much in evidence. B
  14. I'm afraid not; it has been claimed that something is to appear on the Nomine page, but it hasn't, yet. You can hear some doodling on something like full organ here: http://www.ndr.de/regional/niedersachsen/emsland/orgel205.html Best Barry
  15. Dear Board-members I posted the following on piporg-l and apologise to anyone who feels annoyed by getting it twice...... Best wishes Barry Yesterday I attended the inauguration of a new instrument so interesting, that I feel I ought to make the effort to share some impressions. The little town of Bardowick, a few kilometers north of Lüneburg, now seems so sleepy and suburban that it is difficult to imagine that 1000 years it was much more important than either Lüneburg or Hamburg. It is dominated by an extremely large church, known as the "Dom" (cathedral), which was probably
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