David Drinkell Posted March 19, 2014 Share Posted March 19, 2014 Reading The Daily Telegraph online today (life in North America is much improved by access to British newspapers and crosswords - especially The Guardian cryptic - online) I was interested by two articles on left-handedness as I am myself left-handed. How many organists, I wonder, are similarly orientated? I believe Francis Jackson is one and I have an idea that Ralph Vaughan Williams was another. In my year at Bristol University, three of the five first-study organists were left-handed, as were two of the five full-time lecturers (Nigel Davison and Kenneth Mobbs, two of the three organists). I used to get a bit of stick (no pun intended) because I conducted left-handed, but I have always reckoned that those being conducted are either experienced enough for it not to matter or inexperienced enough not to notice. I don't think it makes any difference in terms f organ management, but I'd be interested to know what others think. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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