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Electronic Organs / Re: Burge Electronics
November 12, 2017, 09:17:08 AM
No longer available
Electronic Organs / Burge Electronics
September 09, 2017, 12:41:29 PM
There is an elderly and barely functioning Burge Electronics ( For-runner of Wyvern) Organ available in the Tunbridge Wells area. Solidly built - could be a candidate for new electronics or as a carcass for a hauptwerk conversion. PM me for details pics etc
New Pipe Organs / Re: Canterbury Cathedral
October 21, 2016, 03:07:20 PM
That will be just over a decade since it was first proposed
Hope they've notified all the relevant re-housing bodies. It would be a shame if they can't be re-used.

I recall having a go at St Andrews  - did suffer from a very poor location. Wasn't (isn't) Robert Munns the organist at St Andrews ?
Organs in danger / Battersea Arts Centre
March 14, 2015, 11:39:39 AM
Major fire this morning - roof of the great hall has gone. Lets hope that most of the organ was safely tucked up in Browne's workshop
New Pipe Organs / Re: Canterbury Cathedral
April 25, 2014, 12:49:46 PM
It will be interesting to see how this project is tackled: whether the main organ is reconstructed first, or the new Nave organ arrives first.

I imagine a formal announcement cannot be too far away.

Regarding the comments on the choir division, my observation is that the current specification is (probably) more useful for repertoire and congregational accompaniment rather than the day to day accompaniment of the choir. Which is preferable,  is open to almost endless debate.

Whilst I think the current organ has pretty much all the bases covered, a broadening of the palette will, I suspect, be welcome.
Electronic Organs / Re: Johannus Opus 6
October 03, 2013, 05:44:09 PM
Now gone to silicon heaven.
Electronic Organs / Johannus Opus 6
September 23, 2013, 12:24:40 PM
Johannus  Opus 6 for disposal after 29th September 2013

Free to good home

This organ dates to, I think, the late 70's early 80's and has been in constant use in our church from new. We are upgrading and need to dispose of this organ. The organ is offered free – although a small donation would not be refused.

Issues, there is a bit of hum from the organ, noticeable at the console.

Gt to Pd does not work. There are occasional buzzes from the pedal Bourdon ( it was fine during yesterday's service )  and less occasional buzzes from the other pedal flutes. Manual stops are usually buzz free.

Console is in light Ok and in tidy condition. 2x61 manuals  30 pedals, 31 stops.

Pedal board detaches very easily and the whole console is on wheels.

There is no MIDI facility on the organ. Perhaps it could be converted somehow to Hauptwerk ?

PM me if interested or with questions. Location is Ashford Kent
Yes - its from Grieg's -Wedding at Trollhousen
Liverpool 2x 5 manual consoles

The partially completed circa 1940's scheme at Tewkesbury - now gone
Organs in danger / Re: Church closing in kent
April 19, 2013, 11:00:29 AM
Yes - the organ will now be enjoying some Mediterranean sunshine. I shall miss it
Organs in danger / Re: Church closing in kent
January 28, 2013, 02:14:48 PM
Final Sunday service is March 3rd.

New home still wanted
House Organs / Re: NPOR
December 10, 2012, 05:29:48 PM
I sent an update and pictures in on the 15th September 2011, so a bit more than 6 months !
Organs in danger / Re: Church closing in kent
November 01, 2012, 10:22:24 AM
Looks like I will be able to enjoy one final Christmas at Centrepiece.

Who would have thought it could take so long to close a church !

The organ still needs a new home.
Organs in danger / Re: Church closing in kent
September 03, 2012, 12:22:29 PM
Still planning to close - the delays go on and on and on.

Its very frustrating for all concerned - still hope to find a good home for the organ. We just need someone with a flexible time scale
Dont panic chaps - Ben has everything in hand

How about the Deux Dance a Agni Yavishta by Alain?

Quote from: ozaru on May 07, 2012, 10:56:59 PM

Until today we had an option on a much better organ ( -- only 39 years old, electro-pneumatic, reeds, pistons, Mixture, 32', etc. -- all features I'd like, and lack at present. It also would fit into the space available, just. Sadly, the situation on their side has changed so all bets & offers are off for the time being.

Our project is delayed, not cancelled. I wouldn't give up just yet
Incontinent page boys – with the puddle being wiped up by the bride's dress. Brides and bridesmaids "popping out" of their dresses, much to the amusement of the choir boys!

I could go on......and on
I wonder what's coming to London?

I heard their organ in St Peter & Pauls in San Francisco, it was rather good.