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organforumadmin:
Hi!


The vintage and near unaltered 1920s Harrison and Harrison is under threat of replacement as it is said to be "at the end of its useful life . . . "


A hint is made on:
http://www.charterhouse.org.uk/Development/developmentplans/developmentplans.aspx


Best wishes


Forum Admin

diapason:
Here's the NPOR link: http://www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi?Fn=Rsearch&rec_index=A00924

The prospectus (?) doesn't say anything other then 'update' - do we know any more?

Nigel

David Pinnegar:

--- Quote from: diapason on June 25, 2011, 09:32:55 PM ---Here's the NPOR link: http://www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi?Fn=Rsearch&rec_index=A00924

The prospectus (?) doesn't say anything other then 'update' - do we know any more?

Nigel

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Hi!





Best wishes

David P

diapason:
Thank you, David.  That does not look good.  Unfortunately, two local independent schools have taken similar action in recent years.  In both cases, the pipe organ was broken up for scrap.  One has been replaced with a Rodgers and the other with a Copeman Hart.  I haven't played the electronics, so can't comment on their quality, but I played both of the pipe organs before their destruction.  It is fair to say that whilst neither was an outstanding instrument, and both certainly needed a considerable amount of work, they could both have been restored.  Representations to the schools to at lease mothball the organs for future restoration were not heeded.

Let us hope that the same does not happen again.

Nigel

Barrie Davis:
Hi

I just hope the word "update" is applied, the stoplist is very typical of Harrisons of that era, to be honest on paper I would change very little, but being theoretical is all well and good as a great deal depends on the acoustics and what the organ is required for.
I was interested in Nigels post does NPOR know about the scrapping of those 2 instruments, if not could you let them know for updating by one of the editors.

Best wishes

Barrie

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