Jeremy Ewen Posted December 19, 2005 Share Posted December 19, 2005 Hi folks, I have been reading the forum for a long time now with much interest, and would like to pose a question. For a few years in the late 80's I had organ lessons from Frank Bradbeer and learnt much about the state of organ building in the UK before Maurice Grant appeared on the scene. One thing that Frank said, which always amazed me, was that any young apprentice who showed an interest (or ability) to play the organ was ostracized by the old hands and almost had to leave the firm. Apparently this was not restricted to GDB and was even worse in other firms of the "old school". With at least two senior partners of successful UK builders having RCO qualifications at present, the scene has presumably changed, obviously for the better. Can any correspondents offer an explanation as to why the old attitudes were so strongly held, and indeed if the situation has improved as much as I think it has? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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