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I very much want to find out the date that Marcel Dupre opened the organ where I play in Liverpool. Can anyone enlighten me of a French? source that details his diary? so far I have only the year approx.

 

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R

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I very much want to find out the date that Marcel Dupre opened the  organ where I play in Liverpool. Can anyone enlighten me of a French? source that details his diary? so far I have only the year approx.

 

Thanks,

R

 

You may be better off contacting the original builder (if the firm still exists) and asking if they have any records from their shop order-books.

 

I am not sure that a retrospective diary of the playing engagements of Marcel Dupré exists, Richard.

 

Certainly, I could tell you the dates in 1922 and 1932 when he twice 'opened' the organ of Westminster Cathedral - or perhaps when he recorded at the Queen's Hall - but I have never seen a full list of his British engagements - sorry!

 

Perhaps someone else out there has....

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You may be better off contacting the original builder (if the firm still exists) and asking if they have any records from their shop order-books.

 

I am not sure that a retrospective diary of the playing engagements of Marcel Dupré exists, Richard.

 

Certainly, I could tell you the dates in 1922 and 1932 when he twice 'opened' the organ of Westminster Cathedral - or perhaps when he recorded at the Queen's Hall - but I have never seen a full list of his British engagements - sorry!

 

Perhaps someone else out there has....

 

 

Thanks for that, I have actually got the details off the old Hill order books, but nothing about the opening. :D

 

R

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If push comes to shove you could always trawl though the old newspapers at your public library - they will probably be on microfilm. It will be a pretty thankless task of course, unless you can whittle the dates down a bit.

 

 

I know!! A long arcuous task!!

R

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I very much want to find out the date that Marcel Dupre opened the  organ where I play in Liverpool. Can anyone enlighten me of a French? source that details his diary? so far I have only the year approx.

 

Thanks,

R

 

 

It would be unusual if the Cathedral did not have an archivist. Why not write directlyt to the catehdral? they may even be able to give you a photocopy of the programme.

 

Barry Williams

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It would be unusual if the Cathedral did not have an archivist.  Why not write directlyt to the catehdral?  they may even be able to give you a photocopy of the programme.

 

Barry Williams

 

I think Roffensis is referring to the instrument in his own church - not the mighty Willis in the cathedral.

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I think Roffensis is referring to the instrument in his own church - not the mighty Willis in the cathedral.

 

 

Yes I am, and I know there is nothing about it in the Cathedral archive for the Archdiocese. Next port of call is the parish archive.

 

R

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Did you try to get some informations from the french 'Association des Amis de l'art de Marcel Dupré' (=Association of the Friends of the Art of M.D.)? You can find them on the internet at www.marceldupre.com (but don't expect too much: last update 19/04/2005 B) )

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Did you try to get some informations from the french 'Association des Amis de l'art de Marcel Dupré' (=Association of the Friends of the Art of M.D.)? You can find them on the internet at www.marceldupre.com (but don't expect too much: last update 19/04/2005  B) )

 

 

Brilliant!! B)

 

Thanks for that.

 

Richard

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