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Priory released (I think) the last (in fact the first) of the famous Michael Woodward LP recordings: Twelve East Anglian Organs / Played by Geoffrey Hannant.

Does anyone know where mr. Hannant lives today?

By coincidence, I spoke with him briefly when he and his wife attended one of the summer recitals in York Minster last August, I only discovered later that he was the organist on both Woodward LPs.

I would be grateful when someone can send me an E-mail.

 

Gerco Schaap (NL)

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Priory released (I think) the last (in fact the first) of the famous Michael Woodward LP recordings: Twelve East Anglian Organs / Played by Geoffrey Hannant.

Does anyone know where mr. Hannant lives today?

By coincidence, I spoke with him briefly when he and his wife attended one of the summer recitals in York Minster last August, I only discovered later that he was the organist on both Woodward LPs.

I would be grateful when someone can send me an E-mail.

 

Gerco Schaap (NL)

 

I can tell you that Geoffrey Hannant still lives in East Anglia in the Bury St. Edmunds area, I can't remember where exactly. I've had the pleasure of meeting him a few times. A few years ago he gave organ lessons to a friend of mine at St. John's church in Bury St. Edmunds, his last post. Sadly his MS makes it more or less impossible to play the organ at all now, even one with a ground level console. The only time I've ever heard him play was in the early 1980s at St Mary's Stafford (in my home county) when he gave a fine recital there on the four manual Harrison. He had the flowing locks of hair on that occasion and looked much as he does on the East Anglian organs LP photo. I can understand you not recognising him when you met him recently.

 

I'm sure I can find and email you Geoffry's contact details if you'd like these.

 

Regards,

 

John R

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