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  1. I'll post this, then: https://www.rco.org.uk/news_displaystory.php?newsid=270
  2. Lee Ward to be DOM at Liverpool Cathedral: http://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/43/section.aspx/37/liverpool_cathedral_announces_lee_ward_as_new_director_of_music_
  3. https://www.rco.org.uk/news_displaystory.php?newsid=265 (Oh dear - thought I was using a pseudonym! Can't delete.)
  4. Andrew Reid, currently Director of the RSCM and previously DOM at Peterborough Cathedral, is to be the new Managing Director of Harrison and Harrison Organ Builders. http://www.harrisonorgans.com/news
  5. Mark Duthie to move from Brecon to Carlisle. http://swanseaandbrecon.churchinwales.org.uk/news/2017/04/end-of-a-cathedral-era-as-music-director-moves-on/
  6. What about the Elegy from Bridge's Downland Suite - arranged by Alec Rowley? I love the Méditation from Widor's 1st Symphony though it's beautiful rather than passionate.
  7. I went to Boots for hearing aids as I wanted ones which didn't distort music and, especially, organ music. I got expensive Phonak ones. For general use they are great, and the audiologist very helpful. However I found that the higher pitches were being very badly distorted (including the harmonics on reed stops). I downloaded an app (PA Tone) onto my tablet so I could show the audiologist what pitches were distorting. She was extremely helpful but it took ages before she solved the problem. It turned out, in my case, that it was the "whistle block" that was causing the problem and when she turned it off the sound was perfect. It amazed me that she wasn't aware that this might have been the problem as I would have thought others would have experienced the same thing. (It's not just organ music, of course, though the distortion is most obvious with the high frequencies.) She set up a "Music" programme on my aids and, on that, the whistle block is disabled. I'm not aware of any problem with delay.
  8. Well, copyright expires 70 years after the year of death. So that could be the next difficult debate for the Supreme Court judges!
  9. No mention of such a thing on the cathedral website (May 2016): http://www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/the-cathedral-organ
  10. I didn't know that either. Are you sure you're not thinking of St Finn Barre's Cathedral in Cork?
  11. Jeremy Lloyd (currently organ scholar at Peterborough) to be Assisting Organist at York Minster from September.
  12. Stephen Moore, currently DOM at St Matthew's, Northampton, has been appointed to Llandaff Cathedral, http://www.llandaffcathedral.org.uk/category/news/
  13. My church is considering changing from the hymn book we don't mention to this A & M. I wondered if anyone who uses it has any comments to make, in the light of experience. Anything you particularly like or don't like? Is the music hard to read (the print seems quite small)? Do you need to buy the organ edition - £120! Do you use many of the huge number of new tunes? And new words, come to that. Needless to say, any change has got to be good! Does anyone know anything about the New, New English Hymnal supposed to be coming out next year? Just NEH with the contents of English Praise and New English Praise added, or something more radical?
  14. David Pipe to be Director of the Diocese of Leeds Organ School and Organist of Leeds Cathedral from May 2016. https://www.rco.org.uk/news_displaystory.php?newsid=234
  15. Sad news at Leeds, though it's hopefully only temporary: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/general-news/famed-leeds-minster-boys-choir-suspended-after-nearly-200-years-of-music-1-7592737?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed
  16. And to be reviewed by Jeremy Summerly on Record Review on Saturday morning (Radio 3), I see.
  17. I see that the complete Willcocks Argo recordings from King's are soon to be available at just over £2 a disc: http://www.mdt.co.uk/the-complete-argo-recordings-king-college-cambridge-willcocks-decca-29cds.html (Includes 4 Boris Ord recordings)
  18. I have just bought the "Anthems from Kings" CD. I'd never heard it but it's such beautiful singing. Likewise the Howells Coll Reg. I used to be very sniffy about King's - much preferring St John's. Listening to many King's recordings in the last couple of weeks has reminded me how good they were. I do find much singing these days too loud and too excited. Often seems to be a competition between the front and back rows of cathedral and college choirs.
  19. Not legally downloadable here, of course.
  20. You learn something every day! According to Wikipedia, as well as The Trumpet Voluntary, Purcell's "Trumpet Tune in D" is also by Jeremiah Clarke: “The famous Trumpet Tune in D (also incorrectly attributed to Purcell) was taken from the semi-opera The Island Princess, which was a joint musical production of Clarke and Daniel Purcell (Henry Purcell's younger brother)—probably leading to the confusion.” Apparently this has been known for many years, though not to me. I see the OUP Wedding Book and the new Purcell Album edited by Martin Setchell both still think it’s by Purcell. There's a recording of Clarke's The Island Princess from which it comes here: (at 3.20)(I must admit that at first I didn’t believe the Wikipedia article.) Has anyone got a copy of the book Wikipedia gives as a source: “The Trumpet Voluntary” by Cudworth, C., & Zimmerman, F. B. (1960).
  21. I don't suppose anyone has an outragious version of 'I the Lord of sea and sky'? We don't have it often, it's not that kind of place. But when we do I'm afraid it's orchestral reeds, nothing above 4' and all the tremulants with chords of added anythings galore! Some love it, the choir think it's hilarious! F-W I have a descant/reharmonization I can send you if you want (PM your email to me). Not outrageous but fairly extensively reharmonized. Stephen Barber
  22. sbarber49

    Joseph Clokey

    A recording here: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jkibbie/Site/2012_Recording_files/03%20Pastorale.mp3
  23. So why didn't you use all the organ? I'd rather hear the Bangor PC organ than bagpipes any day! I didn't know the "Highland Cathedral" was St Magnus.
  24. Thank you John. Copy received.
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