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Organs in danger
No New Posts Organs on eBay or for urgent sale

Organs needing an immediate rescue!

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Last post by James Dawson
in Organ Stops - Saving the...
on August 24, 2021, 10:36:05 AM

No New Posts Organs in danger

A place to raise a "heads up" on any instrument that is not being used, is in a derelict building or one being demolished, or at risk of ill advised modification or replacement

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Last post by David Pinnegar
in Re: Harrison and Harriso...
on February 05, 2022, 03:28:16 PM

No New Posts Pipe organ gravestones and plaques

In memoriam

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Last post by manniemain
in Re: Bryceson Bros.' magn...
on October 29, 2021, 09:30:21 PM

Organs preserved
No New Posts Organs Preserved

This is for organs which have been In Danger which have been saved from the buldozers or other threats and given a further life . . .

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Last post by revtonynewnham
in An organ transplanted to...
on April 02, 2018, 10:13:57 AM

The Zurich Resolution 2011
No New Posts The Zurich Resolution 2011

Subjects raised at the Zurich Symposium 2011 - notes and inspiration for further discussion

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Last post by revtonynewnham
in Re: Conference and conce...
on July 19, 2017, 09:10:07 AM

Organs wanted
No New Posts Organs wanted

Do you want an organ? A house organ? Or an instrument for a Church or Concert Hall? Do you want a pipe organ? If so, posting what you're looking for could inspire people to come forward with available instruments that need rescue or organ builders with inspired suggestions. Do you want an electronic? Someone might have just the electronic you're looking for or one that you might modify just using the console. Do you want to replace a pipe organ by an electronic? Then if you are brave enough to post here, someone might come forward with a way to rescue your pipe organ for you or elsewhere, persuade you that it's going to be ever so much temporary fun or that you're making a big mistake . . . but in any event it will enable proper debate among informed and knowledgable people who can give helpful advice and possibly avoid your church being clocked up by the electronic manufacturers' trophy hunter webpages listing pipe organs that they have succeeded in killing.

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Last post by Tremolo
in Re: organ parts for sale
on October 23, 2019, 04:40:57 PM

Organ History
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The history of the instrument, its historical development and adaptation to musical changes

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Last post by dragonser
in Steam Caliope on a Steam...
on February 25, 2021, 02:00:25 PM

Restoring organs
No New Posts Restoring pipe organs

Restoration: ideas, techniques and principles - restoration vs conservation - do building conservation principles apply, that any work should preserve the integrity of the original instrument and any new work should be identifiable, not confusable with the old?

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Last post by David Pinnegar
in Cathédrale Saint-Christo...
on June 18, 2020, 08:17:48 PM

Organ registration
No New Posts Organ registration

Choosing the right stops can be a challenge and there are always confusing alternatives. Different instruments of different eras require different approaches.

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Last post by krubia
in Re: Vox Humanas are horr...
on October 19, 2021, 03:47:42 PM

Organ courses
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Please post details of any exciting organ courses coming up . . .

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Last post by croci
in Organ Scholarship 2020/2...
on January 08, 2020, 12:08:40 PM

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Are you looking for tuition, an organ teacher. Is there anything anyone needs help with in their studies?

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Last post by David Pinnegar
in Scholarship to study in ...
on February 19, 2020, 01:18:28 PM

Organ Music, Repertoire and Performance
No New Posts Organ Music and Repertoire

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Last post by Nazard Celeste
in Re: Repertoire for Singl...
on June 12, 2021, 11:00:10 PM

No New Posts Performers worthy of particular recommendation and interesting repertoire

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Last post by revtonynewnham
in Francis Jackson R.I.P.
on January 12, 2022, 08:28:41 AM

No New Posts Performance technique, style and practice

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Last post by David Pinnegar
in French Baroque really ca...
on May 11, 2021, 10:16:23 PM

Local Organist Associations
No New Posts Local Organist Associations

Meetings, announcements, outings and events.

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Last post by Nazard Celeste
in Asia? Africa? etc.
on June 12, 2021, 11:12:21 PM

Inspirational instruments
No New Posts Inspirational instruments

What is the most inspirational instrument you know of?

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Last post by revtonynewnham
in Re: A New Modular Pipe O...
on May 13, 2021, 08:42:57 AM

No New Posts The Dom Bedos heritage - Albi and St Maximin

At the root of organ building, Dom Bedos' text set the scene for two of the most exciting instruments ever built. Returning to Albi and St Maximin can influence how we play, and how we build new instruments to give maximum inspiration and enjoyment

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Last post by Mike Manners
in Re: Extraordinary perfor...
on October 11, 2016, 11:33:16 AM

No New Posts Interesting instruments near nice places for a holiday

There are lots of favourite holiday places near where good and interesting organs happen to be . . . Did you stay near a good organ last holiday? Please tell us about it! Andratx, Mallorca, Southern Spain, South of France, places in Italy immediately come to mind . . .

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Last post by David Pinnegar
in Re: Malta - more histori...
on May 13, 2017, 11:32:13 AM

Organ Builders
No New Posts Organ Builders

Pipe organ builders are invited to post news of current restorations, new commissions, repairs, successes and failures, taboo ideas. Self promotion here is not only permitted but encouraged! Whilst purveyors of electronic simulations might call themselves Organ Builders, this forum encourages pipe organs.

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Last post by David Pinnegar
in Re: Awe inspiring video ...
on May 07, 2019, 06:52:45 PM

No New Posts Questions of Temperament

As one listens more to Bach and earlier in Unequal Temperament one gets bored of equal temperament. Furthermore one rarely has the opportunity to hear 19th century works in the temperament for which they relied for tone colour and emphasis, particularly Mendelssohn and Cesar Franck. In Equal Temperament musicians have to work in expression that is built into the key and the music in Unequal Temperament. What repertoire is excluded by specifying unequal temperaments for pipe organs? Users of Hauptwerk can contribute significantly with experimentation and others with temperament enabled instruments, please let others know the results of your experiments. Temperament can make classical music more interesting.

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Last post by revtonynewnham
in Arciorgano
on May 20, 2021, 09:08:07 AM

No New Posts Absolute pitch - A440 or C256?

Whilst concert pitch is accepted as the norm many organs are 1/4 tone sharp or 1/4 tone flat with C=256. Does C=256 relate better to an 8ft pipe. Is there an influence on the human from sound at absolute frequencies? Should pitch be considered absolute rather than relative?

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Last post by David Pinnegar
in Re: Chatting with Dr Ala...
on July 11, 2016, 04:48:18 PM

No New Posts Harpsichords

Harpsichords have always been an option for organ practice at home. Easy to tune, they can be an experimental breadboard to try the effects of temperament as well as getting into the spirit of the Baroque. Sometimes with the Claviorganum, an organ was incorporated . . . truly divine.

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Last post by ButterFingers
in Have you Seen the Classi...
on November 25, 2017, 07:52:49 AM

Organ Building
No New Posts Organ building and maintenance

The nuts and bolts . . . construction and design

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Last post by revtonynewnham
in Dutch organ consoles
on June 03, 2020, 09:49:50 AM

No New Posts New Pipe Organs

New Organs being built and inaugurations

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Last post by Robin Stalker
in Re: Canterbury Cathedral
on October 21, 2016, 03:07:20 PM

Organ concerts
No New Posts Organ concerts

Exciting organ recitals coming up . . . Do look at http://www.organrecitals.com as well . . . Are you giving a concert? Tell us about it here - why you love the programme you're doing and why you have chosen to do it on a particular instrument . . .

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Last post by revtonynewnham
in Saturday Lunchtime recit...
on August 04, 2022, 10:12:28 AM

No New Posts Other Keyboard concerts by Young Musicians

Exciting organ recitals coming up by young musicians under the age of 25 . . . Are you giving a concert? Tell us about it here - why you love the programme you're doing and why you have chosen to do it on a particular instrument . . .

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Last post by David Pinnegar
in Re: The harpsichord as o...
on September 02, 2015, 01:38:33 AM

No New Posts Outstandingly interesting concerts by any musicians on any instrument

Sometimes one comes across a concert which is outstandingly unique or possibly academically interesting. This is the place to post details of it!

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Last post by Nicolette
in Re: Solo Bach Violin son...
on August 27, 2015, 09:26:03 AM

From our local DJ
No New Posts From our local DJ

If you are promoting classical music and organs on a radio station please post details of your programmes and times when people can tune into internet radio. It would be great if you might enthuse about why you're including specific items of music or featuring particular artists or instruments . . .

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Last post by revtonynewnham
in Re: Classic FM gives cen...
on June 19, 2020, 08:45:41 AM

House Organs
No New Posts House Organs

From home made to respected pipe organ builders, house organs are an important genre and enable organists to practice and, in some cases, to perform at home such as the example formerly at Glyndebourne. Often home made instruments are the subject of experimentation and this can often be extremely interesting. Should house organs always be small or can they strive to being grand? Can small organs be made to be more interesting or versatile? Purely electronic instruments are not to be covered here as there is a specific category for them.

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Last post by Light_bulb
in Building a home organ - ...
on July 07, 2021, 02:47:04 AM

Electronic Organs
No New Posts Electronic Organs

From toasters to Hauptwerk - electronic organs serve their purpose for practice at home and occasionally doing a turn temporarily in a bigger place. There are two golden rules of electronics organs, as with all consumer items - one's own instrument is always the best, until a better model comes out, and everyone else's toy is a crass mere reproduction of the real thing . . . except when one finds something that's really amazing! This is a good place for EOCS members http://www.eocs.org.uk to keep in touch

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Last post by kaspencer
in One pair of ready-built ...
on January 28, 2022, 12:07:57 AM

No New Posts Sampling pipe organs and analogue electronics

Programs such as Hauptwerk and GrandOrgue enable computers to replay note samples, note by note, stop by stop. It's not always easy to achieve a good sample set . . . and therefore an important area in which to share experience and discuss projects.

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Last post by revtonynewnham
in 2m Wyvern available
on May 16, 2017, 09:39:42 AM

No New Posts Compton Electrones

Compton Electrones contain electrostatic generators utilising dangerously high voltages which some enthusiasts find incredibly exciting - so this section of the forum is just for them!

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Last post by revtonynewnham
on May 01, 2015, 09:43:43 AM

No New Posts EOCS - Electronic Organ Constructors Society

The EOCS is a great meeting place for people building instruments from Hauptwerk or other digital or analogue technologies for use at home or larger venues, or adding pipes to electronics. EOCS members are often involved in pipe organ building and restoration projects and major pipe organ electronic control systems have been designed with EOCS member expertise.

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Last post by kaspencer
in Electronic Stop Labellin...
on January 28, 2022, 12:06:33 AM

Wurlitzers . . . Cinema Organs and Fairground instruments
No New Posts Cinema Organs and Fairground instruments

Wurlitzer, Christie, Compton, Gavioli - names evocative of a bygone age of light music and great jollity. Hope-Jones and brilliant perverse genius.

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Last post by David
in Information wanted!
on April 05, 2021, 05:00:25 PM

Reed organs and harmoniums
No New Posts Reed organs and harmoniums

The unsung heroes of the organ world, loved by Liszt and providing opportunities for organ practice at home before the days of electronics as well as doing a turn in smaller chapels and churches. French instruments differ from English instruments and American Organs and some instruments with two manuals and pedals are far removed from folding portable instruments that presumably arrived with missions in India and which have become a mainstay of indigenous Indian idiom.

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Last post by revtonynewnham
in Re: Christmas 2021
on December 28, 2021, 08:39:48 AM

No New Posts Building and Room Acoustics

Many instruments are hampered by bad acoustics, short reverberation times and carpeted spaces. Can they be improved, naturally and or electronically? Meanwhile instrument cases have their own acoustics and speak into their spaces in different ways . . .

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Last post by dragonser
in January AES Meeting, Per...
on December 31, 2014, 05:54:24 PM

Miscellaneous & Suggestions
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Miscellaneous & Suggestions

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Last post by JJ
in Asbestos in pipe organs
on July 01, 2021, 12:48:13 PM

No New Posts Not just Organs need to survive 2020! Grow food!

With so many people working from home in the year of the Pandemic, with Churches closed why not spend time preparing for a hard winter? The 1918 Flue came back, worse than before, in October. Food that you grow in your garden now could be invaluable then. Post how!

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Last post by David_M
in Re: Whilst people can't ...
on June 06, 2020, 02:13:13 AM

No New Posts FOR SALE and WANTED

Do you have anything to sell relevant to music and organs . . . or perhaps not . . . or are you looking for something? Post details of your sales and wants here. Consider carefully whether you want to invite interest generally or confine to members only.

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Last post by kesterlester
in Paricular stop knob and ...
on January 10, 2020, 07:31:44 PM

Link resources
No New Posts Index of Links to organs mentioned in diverse posts elsewhere on this forum

If you make a posting which gives a link to a site about an organ or organ builder please can you duplicate the link here as a central resource?

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Last post by Moretti Candotti
in Re: The "Variable Struct...
on December 15, 2019, 07:04:11 AM

No New Posts Sources of sheet music

Online and printed resources. Please place useful links here . . . or if you have some to sell, you're welcome to advertise it here.

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Last post by ChurchOrganist
in Re: Sheet music websites
on September 10, 2011, 06:38:00 PM

No New Posts YouTube and other MP3 recordings of organs and organ music or other music of relevance

Please post YouTube or other recordings here of reference value . . . or simply because you enjoy them! Please can you give a description as well as a link.

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Last post by revtonynewnham
in Re: A new pipe organ
on July 01, 2021, 09:24:21 AM

Organs can modify the way we perceive
No New Posts Atheists' Corner

Organs tend to be in religious places . . . and so atheists tend not to like organs at all . . . and after all it's quite appropriate to reject the idea of god as a big daddy sitting on a cloud. Sadly many people never get beyond that rejection . . . so this section is to see how a bigger view might be achieved, perhaps so that people don't feel they have to be excluded and so more may be happier coming in to hear or play organs.

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Last post by David Pinnegar
in What is Atheism?
on October 04, 2016, 11:11:27 AM

No New Posts Agnostics' line

As two corners must have a line in between . . . this area of the forum is here by member's request

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Last post by David Pinnegar
in Re: The thinking man's J...
on May 04, 2012, 11:21:33 PM

No New Posts Believers' Corner

Has the organ has helped in your faith, or are there thoughts which might help others in their faith. The decline in interest of the organ coincides with the decline of numbers of young people being introduced to it in Church. How can Church and Faith be appreciated as more relevant to live than current perceptions would appear?

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Last post by David Pinnegar
in The second line of the L...
on January 30, 2018, 02:06:20 AM

No New Posts Faith, Religion, Ritual and Consciousness

Organs play an important part of ritual. Many people think they can live entirely without Churches and have not heard of prayer, and appear to do so satisfactorily. What effect does faith, any associated religion and rituals have upon our consciousness? Is there a need to pray for protection from the dangers and perils of this night in the modern age?

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Last post by David Pinnegar
in The death knell of the C...
on January 30, 2020, 01:50:01 PM

No New Posts No need for church redundancies - the Kingdom of God is nigh . . .

As the consciousness dawns that we are on the last drop of the earth's oil, now having to go deeper and further to extract it, energy, transport, resources, food will become more and more expensive to the point of unobtainium. Only communities who have come together to share local resources in the manner described by an understanding of God, coming together, will survive. The Church has much to give to the community and in due course this shall be valued. This section of the forum is here for those wishing to explore how we plan for the future, before the future plans for us.

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Last post by KB7DQH
in Re: Avoiding closing chu...
on March 14, 2016, 06:36:39 AM

No New Posts Fundraising for Churches

Launch your fundraising project for a Church here . . .

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Last post by David Pinnegar
in Part-time Project Manage...
on August 03, 2016, 03:49:35 PM

No New Posts Fundraising for an Organ

Launch your fundraising project for an organ and post details of events here

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in Christ Church, Welshpool
on September 29, 2017, 05:13:27 PM

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