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Electronic Organs / Re: Lancaster Priory 4 manual Makin available to good home
« Last post by JKenny on April 18, 2018, 08:37:34 PM »
To keep a complete record on this project -

The school were unable to provide the funds to restore the Makin electronics nor have it rebuilt, so they offered it to me. I've now had the whole console converted to MIDI to use with Hauptwerk. As I am currently training for the Anglican clergy, I am hoping that it will be able to be used in the future for church music and training organists.

Many thanks to all who raised awareness of this organ's availability in 2012. It will be making music for many years to come!
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Questions of Temperament / 36 keys per octave
« Last post by revtonynewnham on April 10, 2018, 09:22:17 AM »
Hi

This article might be of interest:- https://www.voxhumanajournal.com/keller2018?utm_campaign=75801abd77-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_29&utm_medium=email&utm_so
(If that doesn't work - not sure it's the complete link_ got to https://www.voxhumanajournal.com/ and work from there)

Every Blessing

Tony
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Organs Preserved / An organ transplanted to Australia
« Last post by revtonynewnham on April 02, 2018, 10:13:57 AM »
Hi

I had quite a surprise yesterday morning, when this appeared on my You Tube subscriptions e-maila:- https://youtu.be/tbL-HlGHdD8

The thumbnail (of the top of one of the pipe towers) immediately looked familiar, and when I saw the whole organ, I realised it was the c.1820 chamber organ in my  last church, Heaton Baptist in Bradford.  A much travelled instrument that wre think was built by a skilled amateur woodworker copying a much older instrument for some of the details.  When the church closed, we used the normal channels to advertise the availability of the organ, and received an enquiry from Australia, and eventually the organ was sold to them.  It was removed and packed by Willis', who had restored the organ the a few years earlier and had the care of it since. 

It's very pleasing to see and hear the results.  The organ  has been saved.

My You Tube channel has a few recordings of the instrument at Heaton - some pre-restoration.

Every Blessing

Tony
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Organs in danger / Good news for a change!
« Last post by revtonynewnham on April 02, 2018, 10:12:37 AM »
Hi

I had quite a surprise yesterday morning, when this appeared on my You Tube subscriptions e-maila:- https://youtu.be/tbL-HlGHdD8

The thumbnail (of the top of one of the pipe towers) immediately looked familiar, and when I saw the whole organ, I realised it was the c.1820 chamber organ in my  last church, Heaton Baptist in Bradford.  A much travelled instrument that wre think was built by a skilled amateur woodworker copying a much older instrument for some of the details.  When the church closed, we used the normal channels to advertise the availability of the organ, and received an enquiry from Australia, and eventually the organ was sold to them.  It was removed and packed by Willis', who had restored the organ the a few years earlier and had the care of it since. 

It's very pleasing to see and hear the results.  The organ  has been saved.

My You Tube channel has a few recordings of the instrument at Heaton - some pre-restoration.

Every Blessing

Tony
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Organs on eBay or for urgent sale / Re: Bishops Castle organ on ebay
« Last post by diapason on April 01, 2018, 02:13:02 PM »
Very sad.  This is happening FAR too often.  Either a church closing down or an attack by the Happy-Clappy brigade.
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No problem Ian.  I have the right contacts for that sort of query.

Every Blessing

Tony
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[Thank you very much Tony for taking the time to check this out. I thought it was nonsense, but there again, since this story was told to me by a long term resident of the town, I thought at least that I had better check it out.

With best wishes
Ian.
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Hi

I've asked the question on a relevant Facebook group, and it seems the Regal Godalming never had an organ of any sort.

every Blessing

Tony
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Organs on eBay or for urgent sale / Bishops Castle organ on ebay
« Last post by JontyTrain on March 30, 2018, 12:36:54 AM »
Just spotted a rather lovely 2 manual and pedal organ for sale on eBay. Located in Bishops Castle appears to fit a rather fine description on NPOR.
EBay ref 323172820737

Jonty
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Hi

There's nothing listed in David Junchen's comprehensive book about Wurlitzer for 1935, and I can't see anything mentioned in lists I have of Theatre Organs by various builders.   The Cinema Treasures website also fails to mention an organ.  I'll post the query on a theatre organ Facebook group and see what the real experts know.

Every Blessing

Tony
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