David Drinkell Posted June 17, 2014 Share Posted June 17, 2014 I have a friend living in Hoxne (pronounced "Hox'n"), Suffolk, who is interested in acquiring an example of our hosts' Hoxne Organ as a second organ in the fine medieval church there. Forumites may know that the Hoxne was a small extension organ, of which a number were built in the fifties and sixties. It was very compact, with no casework, and could be moved easily. Some of Britten's church operas used such an instrument. There was another model, the 'Denham', which had a simple, Dutch-style case, and there is one of these not far off at Buxhall. Although I knew the rather larger (2m and pedal) Hoxne-type organ which used to be in St. Anne and St. Agnes, Gresham Street, City of London (a remarkably effective little instrument), the only basic Hoxne I have ever seen was in the crypt at Canterbury Cathedral, and that was over forty years ago. It went to a church in Caterham, where it has since been either supplemented or supplanted by a toaster. Any news or leads would be much appreciated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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