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DaveHarries    0

A quick heads-up: the music list on the website of Exeter Cathedral says that tomorrow (10th January) at 4pm will be the installation of Tim Noon as the new DoM. The music list for this service reads:

 

Responses: Bernard Rose

Hymns: 57, 48 (NEH)

Psalm: 46

Canticles: Herbert Brewer in D

Anthem: There shall a star (Mendelssohn)

Voluntary: Final (Symphonie I) - Vierne

 

The service sounds like it may be a fairly full house as it also includes the installation of the new headmaster of the Cathedral School and new choristers.

 

I would probably go if I didn't live in Bristol as I have never heard either Brewer's Canticles or the anthem by Mendelssohn.

 

Dave

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Brewer in a D is a fun setting - very Elgarian - and the Mendelssohn is likewise a good sing and a good listen. Bristol is only up the road - you should go!

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... absolutely... and the Vierne will be a good romp too! Didn't they have a new 32ft reed when Exeter was rebuilt? If so, you'll have a chance to hear that in this piece for sure!

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AJJ    0

According to their website Michael Stoodart from Newcastle Cathedral succeeds Timothy Noon at Auckland Cathedral, New Zealand.

 

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DHM    0

Follow-up to my post #46:
Kris Thomsett is now Acting DoM at Newcastle, following Michael Stoddart's departure to Auckland, New Zealand (Holy Trnity Cathedral).

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There has been quite a clear-out (or should it be exodus?) from Newcastle Cathedral in recent years. Scott Farrell and James Norrey to Rochester and now the departure of Michael Stoddart. Perhaps there's unfavourable news regarding the restoration of the pipe organ?

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pcnd5584    0

... absolutely... and the Vierne will be a good romp too! Didn't they have a new 32ft reed when Exeter was rebuilt? If so, you'll have a chance to hear that in this piece for sure!

 

The new 32ft. reed (Contra Trombone, an extension of the existing Trombone) arrived at the previous rebuild, in 1999-2000. It is a useful stop and, despite being half-length in the 32ft. octave, is a suitable foundation to the tutti. Low B is an odd, slightly unpleasant note, otherwise the stop is well worth having.

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I was totally appalled to see this news from one of my favourite cathedrals today, where our daughter was one of their founding Girl Choristers. http://lackcompassion.blogspot.co.uk/

Did they give a reason? Does that mean that the girls' choir is being disbanded?

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DHM    0

I know very little, other than what one can read on the Blogspot post and the comments on it.
Rumour has it (and I can't confirm this) that something like this was mentioned in the Job Spec for the new DoM.

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Vox Humana    0

Rumour has it (and I can't confirm this) that something like this was mentioned in the Job Spec for the new DoM.

 

I remember seeing the Job Spec for the DoM and someone pointing out to me a tacit implication that the organ loft personnel were being reduced from three to two. Typically such reorganisations happen due to personalities (which doesn't seem to be the case here) or money. I wonder if, in due course, they will appoint an organ scholar.

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DHM    0

I think one of the many comments on Blogspot implied that they would.

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If it's not presumptuous to mention it, after thirteen years at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, St. John's, Newfoundland, I have been appointed to Christchurch Cathedral, Fredericton, New Brunswick. It's a fine, cruciform church, partly by Butterfield, modelled on Snettisham Church, Norfolk, and has a very nice four-manual Casavant.

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If it's not presumptuous to mention it, after thirteen years at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, St. John's, Newfoundland, I have been appointed to Christchurch Cathedral, Fredericton, New Brunswick. It's a fine, cruciform church, partly by Butterfield, modelled on Snettisham Church, Norfolk, and has a very nice four-manual Casavant.

 

And someone else that we both know, I think, David — Ian Sadler — has recently been appointed to St James' Cathedral, Toronto.

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John Furse    0

Congrats: in a way, you’re going home to East Anglia, David !

 

Confusingly, the Cathedral website shows a 3-manual (acoustic guitar superimposed), whereas an interweb search provides good shots of the instrument: http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMP86A_Christ_Church_Cathedral_Organ_Fredericton_NB.

 

I’m sure, once you have your feet firmly under the bench, you’ll provide us here with some kind of organ tour.

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If it's not presumptuous to mention it, after thirteen years at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, St. John's, Newfoundland, I have been appointed to Christchurch Cathedral, Fredericton, New Brunswick. It's a fine, cruciform church, partly by Butterfield, modelled on Snettisham Church, Norfolk, and has a very nice four-manual Casavant.

 

Congratulations. Enjoy the new challenges.

 

Every Blessing

 

Tony

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