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..... at the top of Park Street, Bristol either.

 

About a year or so back I mentioned on another topic - http://www.mander-organs.com/discussion/in...p;hl=Wills+Hall - that it was in the pipeline to install an organ in the chapel of the Wills Hall of Residence at the University of Bristol and there was much debate on various covenants by Dame Monica Wills preventing such installations from ever taking place.

 

Well I can now confirm, from photos received, that the organ has recently been installed. The pictures prove that the organ looks great in its new setting. Unfirtunately there is a covenant preventing posting of the pictures on the internet but permission has been sought and they will go here ASAP along with a specification.

 

Dave

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..... at the top of Park Street, Bristol either.

 

About a year or so back I mentioned on another topic - http://www.mander-organs.com/discussion/in...p;hl=Wills+Hall - that it was in the pipeline to install an organ in the chapel of the Wills Hall of Residence at the University of Bristol and there was much debate on various covenants by Dame Monica Wills preventing such installations from ever taking place.

 

Well I can now confirm, from photos received, that the organ has recently been installed. The pictures prove that the organ looks great in its new setting. Unfirtunately there is a covenant preventing posting of the pictures on the internet but permission has been sought and they will go here ASAP along with a specification.

 

Dave

 

hi Dave

 

There is a basic survey at http://npor.emma.cam.ac.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch...ec_index=E01290, from where the organ's history can be traced. A copy of the current stop list to the NPOR office would be appreciated.

 

Every Blessing

 

Tony

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hi Dave

 

There is a basic survey at http://npor.emma.cam.ac.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch...ec_index=E01290, from where the organ's history can be traced. A copy of the current stop list to the NPOR office would be appreciated.

 

Every Blessing

 

Tony

Tony,

 

One will be forthcoming when I can get one. The entry E01290 was actually supplied by myself and I sent NPOR an email this morning, albeit without a specification as I do not yet have one. I know that the organ has aquired 2, possibly 3, new stops.

 

Dave

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hi all,

 

I managed to get into the chapel this morning by prior arrangement and had a good look at the instrument. It suits the chapel entirely. The person who let me in was the warden and he turned it on for me to play it. Very bright tone and the organ sounds great. It struck me as being the sort of organ where a piece of Bach would go perfectly.

 

I got some photos and a full stoplist but by Dad advises me that Peter Collins should give his permission before I distribute either. I don't see why I should have to get permission but my Dad (who works for the uni.) says that "it is Peter Collins' organ: he built it". (Really? I thought it was the university's!).

 

So no specification to NPOR and no info on this board until PC gives clearence: he is coming back down to do some finishing touches within a couple of weeks.

 

Watch this space!

 

Dave

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