DaveHarries Posted November 3, 2006 Share Posted November 3, 2006 Hi all, It is unfortunate that almost nothing is known of the organs of Hereford Cathedral before the end of the 18th Century. However, we do know that in the late 1520s - mid 1530s one John Hichons (Hychons) was making and repairing organs of the day. He appears at Hereford Cathedral on a few occasions. The records are written in English that is by no means perfect thus among the entries regarding Hychons' work at Hereford comes this gem: ============== 10 October 1532. John Hychons suspended for "incontinence" (surely that should be "incompetance"??!! - LOL) and compelled to sign a bond for 100 marks (£66 13s 4d), pledging himself to completeby 2 February 1532/3 an organ which he had begun to build. ============== (Source for above information: "The Organs & Organists of Hereford Cathedral", page 28) Does anyone know if there are any similar errors like that in records elsewhere? I would be suprised if there isn't at least one other somewhere. Dave Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Please sign in to comment
You will be able to leave a comment after signing in
Sign In Now