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  1. The Republic of Ireland does have postcodes. ("Eircode")
  2. Yes, but it doesn't happen in Italian. It's panino there.
  3. There's a Stabat Mater by Dandrieu (on IMSLP) - not very solemn, though. There's a simple but, I think, very effective Salve Regina by Dupre (8 short Preludes on Gregorian Tunes), And there's the slow-moving solemn Ave Maris Stella ll ("Jesus tender Mother, make thy supplication") in his 15 Pieces (Vepres du Commun). There's an arrangement of the first movement of the Pergolesi Stabat Mater in OUP's Lent and Easter Organ Music for Manuals
  4. Didn't know that - at least you know where you are with sheep.
  5. What about the opposite? I scream inwardly when I hear an Italian sandwich being called a panini instead of a panino.
  6. The none and teint are described on the College website as "experimental" mutation stops.
  7. There's also a chorale prelude on Nicea - in a book of 7 chorale preludes on English tunes by various contemporary composers published by OUP. (Also has the wonderful Rockingham by Leighton and the Rutter God rest you merry.)
  8. The Schmücke Dich borrows heavily from the accompaniment of Litany to the Holy Spirit. I don't know which came first - both are marked copyright 1958. I'd guess that the anthem came first - I'm not totally convinced by the choral prelude. However that might just be because I knew the anthem before I came across the choral preludes.
  9. I see an organ from a redundant church in Sunderland may be going to Germany. It doesn't look as if it is a particularly fine instrument. https://www-bbc-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-tyne-53918041?amp_js_v=a3&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From %1%24s I think it's probably this one: NPOR N15147
  10. Very sad indeed. I agree that I'd miss this forum if it were to disappear.
  11. I love cathedral music and want it to continue, but as the church is facing a financial crisis, the question of "who pays for it" is a legitimate one. Is it God's will that we have choral evensongs with only one or two in the congregation, or none? Could the money be spent better in a different way - if, indeed, there is any money? Are weekday cathedral choral services sacrosanct?
  12. My village church choir has been recording hymns and anthems for the online services since Easter. There are only 15 ladies in the choir, and only 5 of them have the confidence and technical ability to record themselves at home. I add some lower parts by the wonders of multi-tracking. The results are not too bad and are, I think, better than nothing or than importing recordings from elsewhere. It does take me quite a time each week to get them done. We also have practices during the week by Zoom in which the emphasis is on chat as well as singing. I’m not sure what happens when the church re-opens if singing is not allowed. I also record outgoing voluntaries, but I cut down on practice by fading them out after a minute or so. I do think that the Church of England will have some challenges after this is over.
  13. Post-rebuild details (I think) here: https://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=S00105
  14. Obituary in the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/mar/30/jennifer-bate-obituary
  15. What about the "Herr Gott, nun schleuss" from the Neumeister Collection (BWV 1092)? A lively miniature chorale fantasia with echo effects and a "cadenza" at the final cadence: http://ks.imslp.net/files/imglnks/usimg/1/17/IMSLP168880-WIMA.3009-BWV1092,HerrGottnunschleuss.pdf I may, however, go for Tambling's Fanfare on "Shine, Jesus, shine" as that will be our last hymn!
  16. Over Christmas (so far!) I've played the same as I always seem to do as I never look out anything new in time. Before services: J.M. Bach's "In dulci jubilo", a selection of Rathgeber's Christmas Pastorales, Dandrieu Noels, Brahms "Es ist ein Ros'", Bach "Gelobet seist"du (Orgelbuchlein. After: Bach "In dulci" , Held "God rest you", Bedard "Toccata on Il est ne" (was to be a Fugue on We wish you a merry - mine - but I left it at home!) Tomorrow Guilmant's "Inroduction et Variations sur un ancien Noel Polonais". Before the service (depending on when the bells stop!) probably part of Bijster's Variations on "Komt, wilt u spoeden naar Bethlehem"
  17. The slow movement of Guilmant's 3rd Sonata is a lovely piece in my view. And what about the wonderful Adagio from Vierne's 3rd Symphony? (Both out of copyright and can be legally downloaded from IMSLP)
  18. Another favourite Paul Edwards piece of mine is his short Lullaby (from Two Miniatures) - published originally by Oecumuse, but now republished by Fagus-Music. Very Delius-influenced and certainly with luuriant harmonies.
  19. Rowley and Oldroyd are still in copyright, of course.
  20. The following seems to suggest that Gordon Grimes is a pseudonym for Gordon Hitchcock. I might be getting it wrong, though. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=NTIhAQAAIAAJ&dq=university carol book gordon grimes gordon hitchcock&pg=PA1514#v=onepage&q=university carol book gordon grimes gordon hitchcock&f=false
  21. Spectacular, maybe. Am I the only person who thinks it's "sound and fury signifying nothing"?
  22. I have Boots hearing aids. They were, at the time I got them, more or less "top of the range". I got these rather than NHS ones especially since I know cheaper ones were not good for music - in particular, organ music. I found that high notes caused a lot of distortion but when I told the audiologist this she didn't know how to improve it. I brought in a tablet with a programme that played pure sounds at various pitches and asked if it could be the "whistle-block" that was causing the problem. She didn't think so but did try turning it off. Hey presto: no distortion! I was amazed she hadn't come across this before as she was very experienced and an adviser to others. She gave me a "music programme" which didn't have the "whistle block". Worth trying that first. I still found listening to music and, especially, organs unpleasant but it is now much better as I later got her to turn down the treble on the music programme quite a bit. Less good for speech but much better for the high sounds on organs. It is also much better for listening to strings as they were very "scratchy". I have since also got NHS hearing aids which are very good for normal use but do have some distortion when listening to organ music.
  23. Would permission from the Diocesan Organ Advisor, and a DAC Faculty, not be needed for any changes?
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