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Whew!

 

I didn't realize how much I enjoyed this forum until it was down...

:D

 

Glad to see us back up and running - let's go, gents - get the discussions running again! :P

 

Thanks again to Manders for making this board possible!

 

Cheers,

 

- G

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Guest Geoff McMahon

All credit has to go to the very clever people at the software house, Invision.

 

Welcome back, everyone. :-)

 

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Guest Lee Blick

Horaaay, it's back! For a week or two, I thought I had upset someone. I have truly missed this forum and the people in it. Thank-you Mr Mander :D

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Guest Cynic
Horaaay, it's back! For a week or two, I thought I had upset someone. I have truly missed this forum and the people in it. Thank-you Mr Mander :P

 

 

..and so say all of us!

 

:D

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Guest Psalm 78 v.67
Horaaay, it's back! For a week or two, I thought I had upset someone.

 

Really?! You, Lee? Never! :D

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Thank God - you are back.

 

Now I can:

 

1) Cancel the crate of Vodka (I could not really afford forty-eight bottles at once)

 

2) Not worry about sharpening my ritual hara-kiri sword

 

3) Cancel the therapist - and burn the Leroy Niman paintings

 

Mr. Mander - you have made my day - thank you!

:rolleyes:

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Much as I enjoy crosswords or su doku while relaxing during a break, I have really missed the forum during the last couple of weeks. May I echo the thanks of others to Mr. Mander and his team for providing an excellent source of information and entertainment.

 

JC

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yes it is good to be back. I honestly thought it was my computer which has been playing up recently.

As I cannot understand how to create new subject matter, can I take the liberty of asking a question about the Westminster Central Hall organ ?

Having heard a recording of the organ on "The organist entertains" recently, can amyone provide a full history and specification of the organ and which respected organ builder maintains the instrument ?

Is the organ used for concerts ?

Many thanks

Colin Richell.

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Guest Cynic
yes it is good to be back. I honestly thought it was my computer which has been playing up recently.

As I cannot understand how to create new subject matter, can I take the liberty of asking a question about the Westminster Central Hall organ ?

Having heard a recording of the organ on "The organist entertains" recently, can amyone provide a full history and specification of the organ and which respected organ builder maintains the instrument ?

Is the organ used for concerts ?

Many thanks

Colin Richell.

 

 

Dear Colin,

the specification is here:

 

http://npor.emma.cam.ac.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch...ec_index=N07728

 

The last rebuild was carried out by Rushworth and Dreaper to the design of William Lloyd Webber. I have to say that when I played it (about ten years ago) I was not terribly impressed. Obviously it is a massive beast with massive tone, intended for large gatherings. As to musical quality, well it did relatively little for me.

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Dear Colin,

the specification is here:

 

http://npor.emma.cam.ac.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch...ec_index=N07728

 

The last rebuild was carried out by Rushworth and Dreaper to the design of William Lloyd Webber. I have to say that when I played it (about ten years ago) I was not terribly impressed. Obviously it is a massive beast with massive tone, intended for large gatherings. As to musical quality, well it did relatively little for me.

 

It looks rather like two other large R&D instruments which spring to mind - Hoy Rude, Stirilng and St. Andrew's, Plymouth.

 

I further suspect that the Flute Nineteenth 1 1/3 is in fact a Septième, as given as a possible alternative. This stop was occasionally inserted by R&D in some of their larger instruments, particularly since there is already a Larigot on the Choir Organ.

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Guest Patrick Coleman
Dear Colin,

the specification is here:

 

http://npor.emma.cam.ac.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch...ec_index=N07728

 

The last rebuild was carried out by Rushworth and Dreaper to the design of William Lloyd Webber. I have to say that when I played it (about ten years ago) I was not terribly impressed. Obviously it is a massive beast with massive tone, intended for large gatherings. As to musical quality, well it did relatively little for me.

 

The pedal department indicates both a Quint and a 'Minor Quint' - is the latter a smaller stop, or is there some real musical significance in the distinction?

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