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I concur with what MM says about Leeds Town Hall organ. I used to attend every Tuesday lunchtime recital when I lived on the 'correct' side of the Pennines.

 

At first sight, one might imagine the 'new' Positive organ would have some difficulty in emerging from the rather small grille behind which it hides, but in practice it speaks quite clearly and audibly and, as MM says, blends well with the other divisions. Whatever the provenance of the pipes, it sounded quite beautiful to me.

 

The one reservation I have with this organ is that the 32' Open Metal (cast iron, I believe), which looks very imposing in the hall, seemed to be inaudible whenever I went to hear it, at least where I was sitting. Strangely, the 32' stopped Sub Bass sounded more effective.

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East Neuk Festival: http://www.eastneukfestival.com/

 

Not nearly as eccentric as you might imagine.

 

An example of an excellent festival in an unlikely place south of the border might be this:

 

http://www.brinkburnmusic.org/

 

Desperately trying to bring this back 'on-topic', as far an I'm aware, Paul McCreesh has yet to find a way to involve the 1867 Hill organ, which according to my good friend 'Gross Geigen' is a beauty...

 

Bazuin

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East Neuk Festival: http://www.eastneukfestival.com/

 

Not nearly as eccentric as you might imagine.

 

An example of an excellent festival in an unlikely place south of the border might be this:

 

http://www.brinkburnmusic.org/

 

Desperately trying to bring this back 'on-topic', as far an I'm aware, Paul McCreesh has yet to find a way to involve the 1867 Hill organ, which according to my good friend 'Gross Geigen' is a beauty...

 

Bazuin

I have been told (by some friends who are local to that area) that Brinkburn Priory is not served by the National Grid. Is this in fact the case? I wonder, since on the relevant NPOR entry, there is a photograph of someone (apparently) playing this instrument.

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"With regard to Truro, perhaps you have never visited the organ chamber there, Bazuin? The access stairs and passage through the triforium are cramped and tiring, even for a younger person."

 

Perhaps, but wasn't Guillaume Ormond organist there until he was very old? (I met someone recently, purely by chance as he has nothing to with organs, whose parents had taken Ormond in as a lodger - incredible!) In France and Belgium you come accross these things all the time (enter West End organ gallery in the North transept, up the spiral stairs, out along the roof, down some more stairs...) ...

 

Bazuin

 

Yes, he was - until 31st December 1970. He died about two months later, at the age of seventy-five. It was during his tenure that the organ was equipped with a new detached console (1963), in a purpose-built loft in the South Choir Aisle. This seems to prove my point.

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