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I think Organ is a sufficient description, this recent penchant for "Grand Organ" seems pretentious and unnecessary to me.

I can't see any details as yet on Nicholson's web site and the new Gloucester Cathedral website (as a professional website developer) both baffles and horrifies me! Bring back the old!

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12 hours ago, sotto said:

I think Organ is a sufficient description, this recent penchant for "Grand Organ" seems pretentious and unnecessary to me.

I can't see any details as yet on Nicholson's web site and the new Gloucester Cathedral website (as a professional website developer) both baffles and horrifies me! Bring back the old!

I agree the website is dreadful for the internet visitor.  Not even a search box into which one could insert "organ", as far as I could make out.  At least you don't have to click on an "enter" button to access the other pages, a lesson learnt painfully by web designers who hadn't heard of SEO.  But beyond that, it has nothing to recommend it at all.  A very old fashioned and irritating initial exposure to the way their operations manager (or whoever) presumably thinks things should be done.  Not the sort of site I want to waste more than a few seconds of my time on.

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I agree, Gloucester's website isn't the easiest to find information from. The best info is actually on a page of an organ recital given earlier this week:  https://gloucestercathedral.org.uk/whats-on/evening-organ-recital-with-james-mitchell

In his introduction on the video, Jonathan Hope references that Nicholson's wont be starting for a few years and that the cathedral also need to do fundraising to pay for the work. As a result the organ, which is now unplayable, will be of action until 2025. They are currently using a digital instrument with a local sample set from down the road in Hereford.

If anyone wants a reminder of what a fine instrument this is, here is an recital given by Jonathan Hope in October last year.

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Am quite sure that the Nicholson restoration work will equal that previously carried out by HNB. Be interesting to see what" tweaks" they include.

Have to say though that I can hear distant cries from down a long dusty tunnel  of " it`s not like it used to be".

Re` the cathedral website; seems perfectly adequate to me ,perhaps they have revamped it

Watched part of the YT recital.   Very good. Must exhume the Priory cd for an airing , that contains some interesting pieces if my failing memory serves me correctly.

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