Guest Cynic Posted July 29, 2008 Share Posted July 29, 2008 It is a disgrace that FJ does not already have a KBE, (he does have the CBE) and while he is still here with us to enjoy it, I think the moment has come for a concerted effort. We need to bombard 10 Downing Street with letters. If anyone else knows a better way of getting this matter dealt with, please speak up and we can all rally round. For my six-penny-worth, in the 1980's I was writing about Francis Jackson in programme notes as the north's equivalent of George Thalben-Ball. He was in every way as good an ambassador for our instrument and he is a highly gifted and prolific composer in the way that GTB was not. Nearly thirty years have passed, and I find it incredible that we should be so lucky as I was to hear him give a stunning recital at the age of 90 on the organ of Beverley Minster (on Easter Monday). It took an effort to get GTB his K, that effort is equally well worth making for FJ and the time is NOW. Who's with me? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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