Guest delvin146 Posted September 3, 2006 Share Posted September 3, 2006 A word to the wise.... this post is currently being advertised. 3 manual 1879 Father Willis, (last rebuilt by Percy Daniels 1960's electro-pneumatic with a "new" console. The organ is about what one might expect. Clarinet binned, nazard tierce etc on choir - the choir being a disappointly weak 1930's period Willis improvement which is barely useable. Trumpet revoiced I believe. Swell Oboe transposed down to 16' etc (Percy Daniels). Otherwise, I'd suggest a very average Fr. Willis. It seems like a very attractive post, although the salary is not great. Let's just say I discovered first-hand on a recent visit that they have a delightfully charming new vicar, and the excellent choral tradition it used to have when I was a choirboy there many years ago has now gone. The post has been advertised for some time now. Since the retirement of Geoff Bond in the late 1990's they have lost at least two very good organists since then in a relatively short space of time. They can't seem to fill it for some reason. Perhaps the Revd. Charles Chadwick is just too charming so he's had to resort to advertising in the Exeter diocese. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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