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  1. An absolute fount of knowledge. A great help to me personally over the years. I shall need a while to absorb this sad news.
  2. I like the way he's crawling through the organ with a pipe in his mouth (non-organ variety and not lit presumably!)
  3. I am glad A&M is still in use, but you are correct - not in MY universe. The dreaded Hymns Old and New seems to be everywhere; I cannot publicly share my views on it. They are the 1984 version, 4th impression To clarify, I obtained these hymnbooks from a church which was throwing them out. I was, at the time, taking a choir on a cathedral visit and we had not got hymn books; I didn't want to photocopy at that time (and would still avoid it) I need the space in my loft and these have been there for 9 years. I would rather give them away to a good home than take them to the tip w
  4. Not sure if this is allowed but I have some used Ancient and Modern Revised Hymn books to GIVE away or take to the tip. Some SATB some Melody only. PM if interested and near Northampton/Kettering. Does anybody still use these books?
  5. I've used Finale since 1997 and I'm now on 2004. However I am considering swapping to Sibelius were it not for the cost! If you want a simple piece of software download a demo version of Noteworthy composer. There is some control over formatting but not as much as in the big boys (although I have not played with version 2 very much yet). As for PDFs, the big 2 ought to export to pdf. For other software you can download free utilities which 'print' to a pdf and I do this all the time even from Word and Excel (2003). I use pdf995 but there are others.
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    Stanley Vann

    I have never heard him say that even when I was a chorister. He used to bemoan the fact that it was sharp (compared to concert pitch) and so he obtained a 'chamber organ' for use with orchestras (this has long since been replaced). A past Precentor used to love to hear Stanley play and accompany the psalms. He used to find effects on the organ other people did not, especially when improvising. Before the 1980/1 rebuild the few pistons could not adjusted (save for ONE on each department) although the tuner could do so. If Stanley played for a service (and I was with him once or twice when h
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    Stanley Vann

    http://www.stanleyvannmusic.org.uk/announcement.htm RIP
  8. Opening Voluntary: Bridge Adagio in E Introit: O Bone Jesu - Ratcliffe (have not heard it for 35 years and I think that's the title/composer) Responses: Stanley Vann Set 1 Office Hymn: The royal banners forward go (Gonfalon Royal) Psalm: 78 (15th Evening) Canticles: Stanford in A Anthem: Thee will I love - Howells Two Further Hymns: Christ Triumphant (Guiting Power) + Lead Kindly Light (Alberta) Concluding Voluntary: Toccata in D flat Jongen
  9. I need to clear some space from my website/server so I intend to remove these pages in the next week. I just thought there could be a collector who would be interested in the information; I still have the originals - somewhere!
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