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David Pinnegar

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Assessment of redundant organ for export to Malta
« on: August 11, 2011, 01:19:13 PM »
redundant and to be exported to Malta:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUFWWOgSbbU

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Re: Assessment of redundant organ for export to Malta
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2011, 01:34:27 PM »
A very fine sounding and versatille organ for a parish church.  Interestingly, the 'leathercloth' console is also a feature of the HNB (later  worked on by Michael Farley) organ in Porlock church.  At Porlock, the bench is also upholstered in matching green leathercloth.

I agree that it is a great loss that such instruments are being lost to the country, but it is better that they go to other countries where they are appreciated rather than fall victim to the bulldozer.  An organist  friend from Latvia, who now lives and works in England, played an English organ in Riga.  The Latvian composer Romaulds Jermaks rescued that and several other organs from redundant churches over here and they are much loved in their new Latvian homes.

Let us hope that the organ may again become popular in England - perhaps, as has been said elsewhere we need to be pro-active in encouraging young players.

We can be thankful that no organs fell victim to the recent riots.

Nigel

 


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