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Apparently he had not been too well for some time.

He certainly had a very productive and satisfying life.   Good to know that his work  and name is carrying on and developing thanks to Keith Harrington.

Some marvellous digital creations of a musical nature in the otherwise somewhat soulless world of technology which exists between  0 & 1   !

Here`s a scotch, or three, to him,   :)

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I only met Ernest twice (1985/6), he came and stayed the night with us, when he came up to Durham, to the little village church where my dad was (again) organist. He came to put a 4ft Flute on the Great, on an analogue organ he had put in a couple of years previous, (before my fathers time, and after the H&H had become totally unplayable). He arrived the first time with his caged Parrot, and the 2nd time with Cherry. RIP Ernest

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It must have been in the late 1980’s, around the time Sheffield Cathedral’s Mander pipe organ was decommissioned, and when the Copeman Hart electronic (since replaced by a Phoenix digital organ), was being installed. I visited the cathedral at the time Ernie Hart was sitting on the organ bench with a laptop computer and appeared to doing some regulating. I stood not far from the console and listened for quite some time. Whereupon I was surprised and aghast when in so many words EH told me to Pee-off. I’m not sure if it was the result of a hangover or he had complete disregard for public relations.

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On 21/01/2022 at 12:39, Barry Oakley said:

It must have been in the late 1980’s, around the time Sheffield Cathedral’s Mander pipe organ was decommissioned, and when the Copeman Hart electronic (since replaced by a Phoenix digital organ), was being installed. I visited the cathedral at the time Ernie Hart was sitting on the organ bench with a laptop computer and appeared to doing some regulating. I stood not far from the console and listened for quite some time. Whereupon I was surprised and aghast when in so many words EH told me to Pee-off. I’m not sure if it was the result of a hangover or he had complete disregard for public relations.

Well that was a nice little anecdote for an obit.    Would you happen to have any more of a similar nature that you might like to share with forum members,friends, and family ?

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