Colin Harvey Posted June 20, 2006 Share Posted June 20, 2006 I really cannot comment on the voicing at Petersfield, having never heard it. Perhaps it was just done in a style that the organists at the church just didn't like. I note that people have described the voicing of Lammermuir organs as "characterful and individual" - whatever that means but it does seem to indicate it is a little different from the norm. I understand the Petersfield contract was won on the basis of cost - perhaps a loss leader to develop business in the not-so-lucrative market of English Anglican parish churches but that again is just a rumour. I understand Henry Willis IV walked into the church during voicing and pronounced the organ "the Lockerbie organ/disaster" (sources differ on the exact noun used) but there again, I can imagine HWIV wouldn't be terribly complimentary about an organ he didn't build on his doorstep. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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