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Messages - Barrie Davis

Organ courses / Re: Excellent organ course
July 15, 2015, 02:37:58 PM
It does look really good, hope you enjoyed it.
New Pipe Organs / New organ for Cambridge College
July 15, 2015, 10:51:52 AM
http://www.flentrop...._suss_coll.html  Please look at the stop list of the proposed new organ, I am a little confused as the Twelfth on the Great is at 3ft yet the Nazard on the Swell is 2.2/3 which is correct as I have always assumed they were 2.2/3.
Miscellaneous & Suggestions / Re: New server
July 15, 2015, 09:33:02 AM
I tried to get some movement with the topic "Worst Organs", this did generate a certain amount of response. I would like to ask David Drinkell or PCND to suggest some topics for discussion, I will try and think of something more!!

Best wishes,
Please keep on mentioning them!!!

I wondered when Calne would be mentioned!!!!! I have heard from several people how poor it is
One that springs to mind is St Peter Stoke Upon Tern in Shropshire, a 3 manual Brindley and Foster, an amateur had messed around with it, the Choir was unplayable as were certain parts of the rest of the whole organ, it was a nightmare to play. I do understand that some remedial work has been carried out on it now.

Miscellaneous & Suggestions / Worst Organ played
June 29, 2015, 02:20:29 PM

Just for a little fun would members like to tell about the worst organ they have ever played. Mine is St Philips Smethwick which is a 2 manual Bevington reduced to Swell only due to water damage, there are no pedal stops, but you can couple the Swell to Pedat.

Best wishes,
It is indeed a tragedy, I simply cannot understand what would motivate someone to do this.
Organ concerts / Re: Edinburgh Usher Hall, November
June 19, 2015, 07:44:11 AM
Wish I lived nearer!!!!!
Organs in danger / Re: St George Redditch
June 10, 2015, 09:24:03 AM
Sorry but I do not know, maybe the Vicar of the church they amalgamated with could help.

Best wishes
Organs in danger / Re: St George Redditch
June 09, 2015, 10:20:43 AM
You are right it is 8ft.

I understand that the leather motors are in a bad state and have been for some time.
Organs in danger / St George Redditch
June 08, 2015, 01:40:43 PM
I was told yesterday that this church had closed and that the fate of the organ is undecided, it was originally in an Oxford College Chapel and is a 3 manual built by Rushworth and Dreaper.
How is your foot now Nicolette, I have 3 metal bolts in my left ankle from a nasty fall and know only too well the time needed for a full recovery.

Best wishes

New Pipe Organs / Re: Buckfast Abbey - Ruffatti
June 03, 2015, 03:15:25 PM
I am wondering what the fate of the Walker/Downes will  be.
New Pipe Organs / Re: Buckfast Abbey - Ruffatti
May 15, 2015, 11:08:46 AM
The proposed specification is interesting complete with Bagpipes!!!
Try Organ Tuning Services of Stratford on Avon. They advertise a lot in Organist's Review.

Best wishes

It makes a change for the organ to be heard on the BBC these days, I wish they would do more.

Best wishes
Electronic Organs / Re: Help with faulty organ
May 10, 2015, 03:56:29 PM
It might be worth trying Royston Orme of Ormatronix as his knowledge is vast you will find his telephone number on his web page.

Best wishes

Miscellaneous & Suggestions / Re: NPOR
May 05, 2015, 11:35:48 AM
I've just tried to look at NPOR but it keeps coming up "timed out undefined" can anyone tell me what's wrong please?

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