Martin Cooke Posted March 6, 2018 Share Posted March 6, 2018 I keep a bit of an eye on eBay and some organ music volumes that I have recently been pleased to buy were the Dupré arrangements of the Handel Organ Concerti. These were owned by someone called G. Copperwheat, and a fair bit of his organ music is for sale on eBay right now. The strange thing is that Mr Copperwheat sought to preserve his music by running strips of sellotape along all the edges of the pages, and sometimes all over the covers. Actually, in a rush of blood to the head, I have just purchased Norman Gilbert's Psalm Fantasy, which in its virgin state would have been one of those pretty Novello editions in pink with the stained glass St Cecilia window on the left side. Well, this gentleman had 'preserved' this piece with sellotape and had also reinforced the covers with large sheets of wallpaper. I realise that back in the 70s I used fablon to cover all my Novello Bach albums and, of course, now, they are all cracked down the spines and in quite a mess. Although I AM actually interested in ways in which other organists seek to preserve their music and go in for fancy bindings etc, what I am wondering about in this thread is if anyone knew or came across G Copperwheat. On line, an Eric William Copperwheat is mentioned - he was organ scholar at Jesus College Cambridge in 1946, just before Peter Hurford. He seems to have got his FRCO whilst at Cambridge, and then gone off to work in New Zealand. But there is no mention of my gentleman. Does anybody happen to have come across him? I suppose he must have died recently - ( Eric William died in 2012) - and now his music is being disposed of. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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