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The organ of Holy Trinity, Brompton is being offered on eBay with a starting price of £10.00.

See here: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...em=180302545476

NPOR listing here: http://npor.emma.cam.ac.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch...ec_index=N14959

I hadn't realised that re-evangelising the nations and transforming society involved disposing of your heritage.

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It's the case that they're selling:

 

(unless anybody's got a conspiracy theory to add?)

 

 

I just wonder how the interior has become in "an unrecoverable state" and how come only some pipes are in good condition. What on earth happened to it? :lol:

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The organ of Holy Trinity, Brompton is being offered on eBay with a starting price of £10.00.

See here: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...em=180302545476

NPOR listing here: http://npor.emma.cam.ac.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch...ec_index=N14959

 

 

The organ that's pictured on ebay (i.e. the one that's actually being sold) is the organ of St.Paul's Onslow Square. I remember playing this many years ago and hearing it demonstrated (very well indeed) by the then organist, Paul Joslin. It was quite a noble instrument of decidedly romantic character. The church was declared redundant some years ago and only fairly recently it has been taken back into use. The organ was decidedly a hostage to fortune during the period of closure.

 

Paul Joslin had the Rushworth and Dreaper organ from St.Mark's North Audley Street installed at Holy Trinity Brompton in the 1980s when he became organist there. He takes a keen interest in redundant organs and is presently Historic Organist Certificate co-ordinator for BIOS. I believe one or two ranks from Onslow Square have been incorporated in other organs, so for some reason I seem to recollect that the Great Flutes went to All Souls' Langham Place.

On sale on ebay is the case and whatever pipes still remain are also on offer, though the condition of the remaining material is described in pretty dismal terms.

 

In connection with St.Paul's Onslow Square I remember reading a little account somewhere else on the internet quite recently. It could have been on 'Ship of Fools':

The cleric in charge of the church (which is in effect a daughter church to HTB) was taking a party round. Pointing at the organ he announced with a great flourish 'this is one of the finest organs in London.....pause.....and you want to know what's the best thing about it?....pause.....

it can't be played.'

 

 

Having watched some of the goings on there for many years, I can't say that I found this attitude too surprising.

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The organ that's pictured on ebay (i.e. the one that's actually being sold) is the organ of St.Paul's Onslow Square.

The cleric in charge of the church (which is in effect a daughter church to HTB) was taking a party round. Pointing at the organ he announced with a great flourish 'this is one of the finest organs in London.....pause.....and you want to know what's the best thing about it?....pause.....it can't be played.'

 

I stand corrected. Cynic is right, of course - it is St Paul's, Onslow Square, now under the auspices of HTB.

Apologies for the confusion.

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I stand corrected. Cynic is right, of course - it is St Paul's, Onslow Square, now under the auspices of HTB.

Apologies for the confusion.

 

 

Just out of curiosity I looked this sale up on ebay.

The instrument, complete case and much pipework went for a grand total of £10 to a buyer from Germany. There was no other bid.

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