Adnosad Posted May 10, 2011 Share Posted May 10, 2011 I was quite enjoying reading the interesting comments / observations which stemmed from the initial posting regarding an organ being put up for sale on a certain well known site. As seems to be the usual pattern of events on this site, the subject becomes a little elaborated as contributors give their opinions and can end up appearing to be debating a different topic altogether. Fine, no problem there. The comments raised by contributors seemed ,well, to myself, quite interesting and non-invasive. I realise that not everyone embraces digital technology but it is interesting to have input and cross over at all levels on issues and subjects. A church in my home town has a very fine 4 manual F & A organ which gave up the ghost many years ago and was digitalised by a now well known firm. The pipework remains intact and the original console was converted and has been in use for some thirty years. This console has now collapsed, along with the original electronics but the organ and the 4 manual console has been replaced by a state of the art instrument from the same company and will be inaugurated by a well known and respected organist this June. Why did the Authorities not have the F & A rebuilt? Simply because an astronomic amount of capital had to be pumped into major repairs to the fabric of the church. Something had to give . A good decision was made which suited everyone concerned I am somewhat perplexed to find this thread is now closed. I suppose this is what open -ended democratic debate is all about. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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