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Organ Of St-john Baptist, Armitage


Pierre Lauwers
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According to the booklet in the following CD:

 

Early english organ music

Simon Preston/ Trevor Pinnock

 

Archiv Produktion 415 675-2

1986

 

The organ at Armitage St-John the Baptist would be:

 

"Built 1789-91 by Samuel Green for Lichfield Cathedral.

The organ was brought in 1861 to the parish church of St-John the Baptist

in Armitage in the Staffordshire countryside....

...This organ is the last, largest and best-preserved example of the classical style of english organ building that was continued by Samuel Green after his association with John Byfield.

It is in fact the only completely restorable 18th century Cathedral-size organ left."

 

What is its state today?

 

Best wishes,

Pierre

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According to the booklet in the following CD:

 

Early english organ music

Simon Preston/ Trevor Pinnock

 

Archiv Produktion 415 675-2

1986

 

The organ at Armitage St-John the Baptist would be:

 

"Built 1789-91 by Samuel Green for Lichfield Cathedral.

The organ was brought in 1861 to the parish church of St-John the Baptist

in Armitage in the Staffordshire countryside....

...This organ is the last, largest and best-preserved example of the classical style of english organ building that was continued by Samuel Green after his association with John Byfield.

It is in fact the only completely restorable 18th century Cathedral-size organ left."

 

What is its state today?

 

Best wishes,

 

 

Pierre

 

 

Try this link - it may help.

 

AJJ

 

 

http://npor.emma.cam.ac.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch...ec_index=A00285

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According to the booklet in the following CD:

 

Early english organ music

Simon Preston/ Trevor Pinnock

 

Archiv Produktion 415 675-2

1986

 

The organ at Armitage St-John the Baptist would be:

 

"Built 1789-91 by Samuel Green for Lichfield Cathedral.

The organ was brought in 1861 to the parish church of St-John the Baptist

in Armitage in the Staffordshire countryside....

...This organ is the last, largest and best-preserved example of the classical style of english organ building that was continued by Samuel Green after his association with John Byfield.

It is in fact the only completely restorable 18th century Cathedral-size organ left."

 

What is its state today?

 

Best wishes,

Pierre

 

It's clearly not in a good state, and I see they need £160k to restore (link below)

 

http://www.churches.lichfield.anglican.org...john/church.htm

 

I'm glad that the organ seems to have survived - I had heard a few years ago that the Church building itself was under threat due to subsidence - a common occurrence in that part of the country due to intensive coal mining.

 

JJK

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