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Hi Folks,

does anyone know what the organ in Hull Crem is like as I have been asked to play for a family funeral there next week and it might help to decide the music!

ta

 

 

NPOR doesn't give anything - but I don't, in truth, always find that terribly helpful or, indeed, up to date.

 

Are you talking about the Crem on Chanterlands Avenue - near to the University? I went to a funeral there, now fifteen years ago, and don't remember seeing an organ in the chapel - possibly that points to a toaster of some kind!

 

Wish I could be of more help.

 

Hope it goes as well as can be expected.

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NPOR doesn't give anything - but I don't, in truth, always find that terribly helpful or, indeed, up to date.

 

Are you talking about the Crem on Chanterlands Avenue - near to the University? I went to a funeral there, now fifteen years ago, and don't remember seeing an organ in the chapel - possibly that points to a toaster of some kind!

 

Wish I could be of more help.

 

Hope it goes as well as can be expected.

 

and think the "newer" one at Castle Hill, may be an Allen toaster, only been there once

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How many Crems have a pipeorgan these days or are they all toasters and the Wesley System?

 

 

It was a few years ago when I was last there, but one of the eldest of Sheffield's crems on City Road did have a pipe organ. I think it was maybe by Albert Keats.

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How many Crems have a pipeorgan these days or are they all toasters and the Wesley System?

 

I'm fairly sure that Coychurch crematorium, near Bridgend, South Wales, has TWO pipe organs - one in each chapel!

 

S

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I'm fairly sure that Coychurch crematorium, near Bridgend, South Wales, has TWO pipe organs - one in each chapel!

 

S

One of the chapels at Golders Green has a Compton two manuel pipe organ, as does Eltham Crem.

Anybody know what sort of organ is installed at Honor Oak Crem London S.E.4

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It was a few years ago when I was last there, but one of the eldest of Sheffield's crems on City Road did have a pipe organ. I think it was maybe by Albert Keats.

 

It still does - we maintain it but getting in there to do a tuning or to carry out broader maintenance is always somewhat difficult due to the popularity of the venue!! The management of the Crematorium is very sure that they do want to keep the organ - apparently it's often the case that the bereaved want to have a "real organ". Good for them.

 

DW

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One of the chapels at Golders Green has a Compton two manuel pipe organ, as does Eltham Crem.

Anybody know what sort of organ is installed at Honor Oak Crem London S.E.4

 

Haven't been there for a while, but it was an electronic........

 

Graham

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One of the chapels at Golders Green has a Compton two manuel pipe organ, as does Eltham Crem.

Anybody know what sort of organ is installed at Honor Oak Crem London S.E.4

It isn't actually a Compton at Golders Green Crematorium, though there are a couple of Comptons in nearby Churches. It is H N & B, restored by BC Shepherd a few years ago.

JC

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One of the chapels at Golders Green has a Compton two manuel pipe organ, as does Eltham Crem.

Anybody know what sort of organ is installed at Honor Oak Crem London S.E.4

 

Years ago, I arrived at Golders Green to conduct a funeral and found the organist practicing the fugue from the Reubke.

 

I played at Honor Oak about a month ago; it's a Miller toaster, the Sprowston model. Smallish two manual and pedals, no playing aids, separate swell pedals for great/pedal and swell. Doesn't sound wonderful, but not horrible either; I thought the reed was much too loud, though. If you're playing it, watch your head as you go through towards the console - I once really banged my head on the bit of woodwork that holds the panels up.

 

Ian

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Beckenham Crematorium originally had one of those extension organs (from what I can remember) - it was certainly there in around 2000. I went to a funeral there roughly two years ago and it had been scrapped and replaced with a toaster.

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All the chapels owned by Brighton & Hove City Council - crematoria and cemetries - have the same model of 2 manual classically voiced Allen; perfectly adequate for the job and at least they work. There are no obvious locations within these chapels for pipe organs nor obvious evidence of there ever having been any, so I don't know what they had previously. It certainly helps having the same model in each chapel, especially if you are playing for back-to-back services in adjacent chapels.

 

Malcolm

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Beckenham Crematorium originally had one of those extension organs (from what I can remember) - it was certainly there in around 2000. I went to a funeral there roughly two years ago and it had been scrapped and replaced with a toaster.

 

My father's funeral took place at Beckenham Crem last October. I remember thinking then that this a a pretty uninspiring machine. (I wasn't playing it, you understand.)

 

Peter

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My father's funeral took place at Beckenham Crem last October. I remember thinking then that this a a pretty uninspiring machine. (I wasn't playing it, you understand.)

 

Peter

 

Yes, the electronic one there is rather uninspiring, having played it.

 

The pipe organ that was originally there stood in the left hand corner, with the detached console opposite, where the present electronic instrument is. I can only guess that they got fed up with maintaining and decided to scrap it. I'd be interested to know where it ended up, though.

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Yes, the electronic one there is rather uninspiring, having played it.

 

The pipe organ that was originally there stood in the left hand corner, with the detached console opposite, where the present electronic instrument is. I can only guess that they got fed up with maintaining and decided to scrap it. I'd be interested to know where it ended up, though.

 

 

 

 

 

As I said recently regrettably the funerals I attend do not have the organ playing, just recorded music which obviously saves the cost of an organist. as hymns are rarely sung.

Should crematoriums insist on the organ being used and ban the cd's ?

Colin Richell.

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Should crematoriums insist on the organ being used and ban the cd's ?

Colin Richell.

 

Certainly not...the Crem, as much as possible, should carry out the wishes of the family of the departed.

Richard

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Certainly not...the Crem, as much as possible, should carry out the wishes of the family of the departed.

Richard

 

Indeed. Why not leave it to the church to be unpastoral and insensitive?

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Hi Folks,

does anyone know what the organ in Hull Crem is like as I have been asked to play for a family funeral there next week and it might help to decide the music!

ta

 

The need for this information is probably no longer required, but I have established from an elderly friend (Wilf Jones) who has played for funerals at the Chanterlands Avenue Crematorium, Hull, that there are two toasters, an Ahlborn and a Viscount. This undoubtedly explains why nothing is listed on the NPOR.

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