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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pipe-Organ-by-Peter-Collins-2006-2-Manuals-and-Pedal/323488744472


PIPE ORGAN FOR SALE

A beautiful 2-manual and pedal pipe organ built by Peter Collins in 2006.

The organ fits within standard ceiling heights (8 foot), and would be equally suited to use in a house, church, school or college.

Oak case, panels veneered to match.

Manual I (58 notes)
  • Chimney Flute 8
  • Principal 4
  • Cymbal 11
Manual II (58 notes)
  • Gedact 8
  • Fifteenth 2
Pedal (30 notes) by transmission from manual stops
  • Wood Gedact 8
  • Principal 4
  • Fifteenth 2

Tremulant

Mechanical action


Organ Dimensions (in cm):
  • Height 235
  • Width 170
  • Depth 130

Price: £15,000 (excludes dismantling, removal and delivery, which is at the cost of the buyer)

The organ can be viewed in Battersea, London.

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Tony very kindly forwarded me an email . . . with in passing the following news:
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It is becoming increasingly difficult to house even excellent            instruments. Only a couple of days ago I learned of a Model Y            Orchestrelle in Golders Green, fully restored, 10 full ranks            plus bass, honey oak casework, with matching stool and a            blower in a matching cabinet, which was taken into the garden,            chopped up and burned. This was within the last fortnight; The            owner, a wealthy man, had become tired of it.

Organ preservation needs a higher profile!

Best wishes

Forum Admin

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Hi!


Martin Renshaw is currently not fully connected to the net so has asked me to post details of the following.


If the instrument has been destroyed already, then I hope that people will be angry enough to send letters to all those indicated below.


Best wishes


Forum Admin



Subject: orgue d'Abbeville


Chers AMIS : URGENCE ABSOLUE
Le sauvetage c’est maintenant !
Chers amis, demain il sera trop tard. L’église St Jacques d’ABBEVILLE est déjà en partie détruite. Les pelleteuses sont déjà à l’œuvre.
Il faut sauver l’Orgue MUTIN de 1906
Ci-dessous le message à envoyer et la liste des destinataires. Le message est à la fin du présent mail.
Merci d’envoyer ce message et de le répercuter à vos contacts pour qu’ils fassent de même.
Dire à tous de mettre le message dans le corps du mail pas en pièce jointe. Il faut que chaque personne mette son nom en bas du message et ses titres : organiste de, professeur d’orgue de, président de, etc…Pour que les destinataires voient que ça vient de partout.
Cordialement

Philippe Lefebvre

LISTE DES DESTINATAIRES
Mairie d’ABBEVILLE[/u][/b]
A l’attention de M. Nicolas DUMONT, maire d’AbbevilleCabinet du maireEnvoyer à lysiane.casteleyn@ville-abbeville.fr.M. Michel Crespel, directeur général des servicesmichel.crespel@ville-abbeville.frMadame Marie Noëlle Robin, secrétaire généralemn.robin@ville-abbeville.frMadame Virginie Perrée, responsable communicationvirginie.perree@ville-abbeville.frService du patrimoinepatrimoine@ville-abbeville.frBâtimentsgeorges.roussy@ville-abbeville.frBureau d’étudesjean-marc.demoulin@ville-abbeville.fr
Amis du musée d’Abbeville[/u][/b]
amismuseeabbeville@gmail.com
Direction régionale des affaires culturelles de Picardie[/u][/b]

Directeur adjoint jean-michel.treguer@culture.gouv.frconservateur régional marianne.sauvage@culture.gouv.frconservateur régional jean-luc.collart@culture.gouv.frconseiller musique christine.dogny@culture.gouv.frarchitecte des bâtiments de France jean-luc.guenoun@culture.gouv.fr
Préfecture de la Somme[/u][/b]
A l’attention de M. Jean-François CORDET, Préfet de la Sommepref-courrier@somme.gouv.frDirecteur de cabinet du Préfetthomas.lavielle@somme.gouv.fr
Sous Préfecture d’Abbeville[/u][/b]
A l’attention de M. Philippe Dieudonné, sous-préfetsp-abbeville@somme.gouv.fr
Diocèse d’ABBEVILLE[/u][/b]
Evêque Monseigneur Jean-Luc Bouillereteveque@diocese-amiens.comVicaire Général Abbé jean-Paul Guschingvicaire-general@diocese-amiens.comCuré d’Abbeville : Abbé Jean-Louis Bruneljlb.80@orange.frservice-informatique@diocese-amiens.comet Fax 03 22 92 77 25

CONSEIL GENERAL DE LA SOMME[/u][/b]
Président M. Christian Manablecontact@somme.fr
envoyer un message au journal LE COURRIER PICARD[/u][/b]
aller dans le site http://www.courrier-picard.frRubrique NOUS CONTACTERNOS COORDONNEESContacter la rédaction en chefRemplir les cases et mettre le message.(copier le message communiqué)Pas plus de quelques lignes ne sont acceptées.

Envoyer un message au journal LE JOURNAL D’ABBEVILLE[/u][/b]
Aller dans le site http://www.lejournaldabbeville.frTout en bas : CONTACTER LA REDACPas plus de quelques lignes ne sont acceptées.

IL FAUT SAUVER l’ORGUE d’ABBEVILLE ! UN CHEF D’ŒUVRE DE L’ART FRANCAIS

Le XXème siècle n’a pas épargné Abbeville qui, lors des deux conflits mondiaux, a été durement touchée et en grande partie détruite. L’église Saint Vulfran fut l’un des édifices les plus atteints pendant les bombardements du 20 mai 1940. Ce jour-là, la collégiale vit le martyr, ses voûtes s’effondrent, ses vitraux explosent, les stalles, l’autel et ses orgues remarquables brûlent.

En conséquence, l’orgue de l’église Saint Jacques d’Abbeville, construit au début du XXème siècle par le réputé facteur d’orgues français Charles Mutin, successeur du célèbre Cavaillé-Coll, est l’un des rares instruments rescapés de cette période. C’est une œuvre d’art unique, construite par l’un des plus grands facteurs d’’orgues français du début du XXème siècle. Cet instrument de musique a miraculeusement survécu à deux guerres.

Doté d’un décor somptueux (magnifique buffet néo-gothique), d’une partie musicale et technique de qualité, il est dans son domaine aussi remarquable et précieux que les œuvres majeures des peintres, sculpteurs et architectes français du début du XXème siècle.

Pour des raisons de sécurité, l’église Saint Jacques, fermée depuis plusieurs années, va être détruite.
Cette destruction a déjà commencé.

Chef d’œuvre en péril, élément majeur du patrimoine français, au même titre que les œuvres de Camille Claudel et Alfred Mannessier qui enrichissent les collections du musée d’Abbeville, cette œuvre d’art mérite que tout soit entrepris pour la sauver et la conserver, comme on le ferait dans ces circonstances pour toute oeuvre d’art.

Nous demandons à toutes les parties prenantes et les responsables de prendre la mesure de ce chef d’œuvre et de mettre en œuvre tous les moyens possibles pour sa préservation et sa transmission aux générations futures.[/font]

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Organ building and maintenance / Help and or advice to move an organ
« on: April 20, 2012, 08:39:21 PM »
Hi!


I have just received the following message from member "Gregory":
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I am the new owner of the Osmond organ from Methodist Church. I got 2 weeks to get it out there. I am 30+ years old "tennager" but know nothing about removing the organs. Would you be able to give me a hand with it and tell me how to do it? Is it really so simple? Company i could hire would cost a fortune, i would preffer to put that money into restoration. Thanks a lot for any help!

Please can anyone give advice and possibly even volunteer? Perhaps AOC - wouldn't this get you started?

Best wishes

Forum Admin

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Organ registration / Posts scheduled for removal to Admin team area
« on: March 09, 2012, 12:11:41 PM »
Dear AOC


I am sorry to say that your post above demonstrates your inability to provide objective comment. Your views are hampered by lack of practical experience in playing and by lack of training in the practical art of organ building.


I imagine that the moderator who approved your post who I know has been trying carefully to guide you was simply exasperated at the time your posts you are occupying in your contributions to the forum.


Any organist, in contrast to an observer critic, knows that a 7 rank organ is both limited as is the repertoire you can play on it. In this context your jibe about "sufficiently imaginative hands" and emboldened is patently on the face of it absurd, and demonstrating a wholly unnecessary venomous streak wholly inappropriate to the gentlemanly world of organists and their christian context. In terms of loving your neighbour as yourself it is far from the mark.


A member of this forum has pointed you to a practical course of research in which you could do considerably more good than wasting your time on the computer making yourself feel good in criticising others with many more years of accomplishments than yourself and this includes not only players but renowned organ builders and their instruments. I am aware of one post that a moderator forwarded to me in which you rubbished an instrument and a builder which was a landmark of its time which made people _think_ and which after 30 years good service in a continuous teaching environment needs attention to its mechanics.


Perhaps it is of no coincidence that I was this morning on the point of buying
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rules-Wealth-Personal-Code-Prosperity/dp/0273710192
as a present for someone I know and saw a review quoting the following:
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"So how well do you know yourself? Pretty well? Not at all? Vaguely? We think we know ourselves until we come to give up smoking, lose weight,   get fit, get rich. And then we realise we are lazier, have less willpower, less determination, make less effort, get too easily dissuaded,   fall by the wayside too readily.
If I wanted to tuck you under my wing and make you wealthy, the first thing I would need to know is: 'Do you have what it takes to be   wealthy? Are you determined enough? Will you work hard enough? Will you   stick at it? Do you have backbone? Stamina? Guts? Relentless focus?'   You see, if you don't, the chances are you won't succeed."
Substitute here the concept of "wealth" for "nice person" - "one with whom others can work" - the three concepts are often synonymous.

Another rule is that being a "nice person" (or being wealthy, to which it is obvious you aspire) is a consequence, not a reward.

That concept is powerful.

Do you have what it takes to be (xxx)? Are you determined enough? Will you work hard enough? Will you stick at it? Do you have backbone? Stamina? Guts? Relentless focus?' You see, if you don't, the chances are you won't succeed. 

I have sent to you privately rules for thought management to work upon based upon the problems that have been from time to time publicly apparent with your posts and for a time you appeared to be working on them. All of us on  the management team of this forum wish to see you succceed and use your talents well.For this reason I am asking the moderators not to approve any of your posts until you have made twelve posts of a nature which demonstrate objective perception and gentlemanly goodwill.

This post is public as part of the narrative, but should be put into the administrators archive within three days.

If we fail to do so, please can anyone report this post to admin to do so.

Best wishes

Forum Admin

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This topic has been moved to Inspirational instruments.

http://www.organmatters.com/index.php?topic=1173.0


I have taken the liberty of removing some posts of the nature of banter otherwise capable of diverting more relevant discussion.


Forum Admin

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Organs on eBay or for urgent sale / Another Welsh Chapel organ on Ebay
« on: January 04, 2012, 10:38:44 AM »
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Church-Chapel-Pipe-Organ-Restoration-very-large-and-beautiful-/280799830348


Might someone be able to contact the seller and draw attention to this forum . . . and perhaps suggest incorporating it into the developer's scheme?


Best wishes


Forum Admin

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Atheists' Corner / A member's signature
« on: December 31, 2011, 03:34:59 PM »
Hi!

A particular member's signature has just been drawn to my attention:
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Christmas? Bah humbug! Can't stand Christmas! Christ wasn't born in December anyway - if he ever existed, which is doubtful.


New Year? New beginnings? Rubbish! New beginnings my foot! The world is just as bad as ever.
with the question as to whether it is offensive to anyone on the forum.

Perhaps that's why areas for faith and disbelief exist in their own section of the forum. Doubting the physical existence of Christ somewhat contradicts rather a weight of documentary evidence which would simply not exist were he not to have existed . . . and perhaps the member concerned might simply contribute in this area of the forum confined to such matters rather than raising it through a signature on all posts throughout the forum . . . ?

Perhaps the signature has a poignant relevance. New beginnings are possible and the world is only as bad as ever if new beginnings aren't embraced . . . and isn't that why we celebrate the coming to earth and making of flesh of "The Idea" . . . the idea of bringing order out of disorder, the idea that new beginnings are possible, that the mind can be born again in order to make those new beginnings, the idea that Heaven can be created on Earth.

But if new beginnings aren't acknowledged, if we shut our eyes to rebirth and to "The Idea" being made flesh to teach us, then earth will remain the animal jungle that it can be without "The Idea" taking hold in flesh.

Christmas is the time when we celebrate such an idea and at a time too when the shaft of celestial light at mid-winter solstice hit the shrines of the Earth Mother in ancient stone structures and brought her to life, heralding the spring and new growth. The Greek mythology likewise has Hades capturing Persephone, daughter of Demeter, Mother Earth, and Zeus, the Sun, negotiating her return to the land of the living for two thirds of the year. Similarly,  Apollo (god of Light) abandoned his temples for half the year, leaving them to the tender mercies of Dionysus.

All of this symbolism was embodied in Christ by the early Christians, to whom it all made perfect sense with all of its festivals, but in an age bereft of its past, the timeless understanding of Christmas can be viewed as patent nonsense in itself in absence of the heritage which it subsumed . . . but in coming to terms with the ancient agricultural understanding (on which we still depend whether we like it or not), its meaning in terms of birth, rebirth, and new beginnings might be better appreciated and taken to heart . . . 

So perhaps the member's signature might be removed from elsewhere and possibly be enshrined merely here?

Best wishes


Forum Admin

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Hi!


Perhaps nothing in this venal world can do better for the organ than getting an organ builder ranked on the business ladder . . . and please can you help to do this?


Please can you go to www.lameuse.be/vervietois2011  and enter the voting and choose
Dominique Thomas
Il dirige la manufacture qui est chargée de réaliser le nouvel orgue de la cathédrale de Monte-Carlo
There are a further three people or organisations to choose , , , so you'll have to answer those at comparative random . . .
:-)
Happy New Year
Forum Admin

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The Zurich Resolution 2011 / Organ Fanfare and Psalm - or is it a Creed?
« on: September 22, 2011, 02:06:20 PM »
http://www.zhdk.ch/index.php?id=18973


Google translation:
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The action  "Orgelfanfare 2011" calls to mind, that the cultural organ and organ playing without an active maintenance and appreciation of danger to get sidelined: The young organist has rapidly declined in the last 10 years. In some places, pipe organs are replaced by electronic ones. Chance of resignations are already held in chapels with organs from only with organ playing and song accompaniment CD.Organ concerts are held in concert halls rather rare. Let us rejoice therefore, of all places, where instruments are intact and have a competent organists!

Organ Psalm by Michael G. Kaufmann
The organ is a European heritage, they are found in countless churches and halls. The organ accompanies people her entire life, from cradle to grave. The organ is a carrier of the Christian message. The organ is "pull out all the stops." for The organ is holistic. The organ has infinite breath. The organ is genuine, there is no substitute for it. The organ is a vision. The organ is very small, but very large. The organ is limitless. The organ is the . only queen in our democracy is no other instrument has as much cosmos: When the organ plays, listening to all!
Orgelpsalm von Michael G. Kaufmann
Die Orgel ist ein europäisches Kulturgut, man findet sie in unzähligen Kirchen und Sälen.Die Orgel begleitet Menschen ihr ganzes Leben, von der Wiege bis zur Bahre.Die Orgel ist ein Träger der christlichen Botschaft.Die Orgel steht für „alle Register ziehen.“Die Orgel ist ganzheitlich.Die Orgel hat unendlichen Atem.Die Orgel ist echt, für sie gibt es keinen Ersatz.Die Orgel ist eine Vision.Die Orgel kann sehr klein, aber auch sehr groß sein.Die Orgel ist grenzenlos.Die Orgel ist die einzige Königin in unserer Demokratie.Kein anderes Instrument hat so viel Kosmos: Wenn die Orgel spielt, hören alle hin!

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Main Presentation
«Future Visions for the Organ in European Cultural Life»
with Prof. Bernard Foccroulle (Belgium/France)

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Moderation Prof. Dr. h.c. Daniel Fueter
Prof. Michael Eidenbenz
Dr. Oliver Hilmes
Prof. Isabel Mundry
Roland Wächter



What is the significance of the organ in today’s society? Has the organ
degenerated to mere atmospheric background for weddings and funerals?
How strongly does the organ’s significance depend on the significance
of the church in society? Is there a typical «organ concert audience
»? Is the organ’s sound taken notice of outside the church’s liturgy?
What importance does the organ have in concerts today, and what importance
does it have in the media? Have the audiences of organ concerts
really diminished in number, or does the general public simply take little
notice of organ concerts because they take place in churches and are rarely
reviewed? Are there national differences or generally established tendencies
with regard to the organ’s attractiveness? Does the pipe organ
play a role in contemporary music? What challenges do today’s composers
face when writing for the organ? Are there experiences with and ideas
about increasing the instrument’s attractiveness? What is the importance
of professional culture promotion for the organ? Can professional
music schools have any influence on an instrument’s popularity, or at least
reinforce tendencies or counteract them?

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The Zurich Resolution 2011 / «Carte blanche» - Organ and Jazz
« on: September 11, 2011, 01:21:05 AM »

Elisabeth Berner, Orgel
Tony Renold, Schlagzeug



Churches and jazz clubs have in common that their music is improvised –
but what happens when the two worlds meet? Our idea in improvising together
is to mesh the rhythmic and harmonic elements of jazz with the
specific sound of the organ

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KMD Burkhart Goethe



In the heyday of classical organ building the exterior of the instrument
was, in most cases, designed by the builder himself, whereas in the beginning
of the 19th century repeatedly architects and master builders interfered
in the styling of the organ. This might or might not have been of
profit in every case. A general accordance about the architectural style
and the ornamentation ended no later than with the Art Nouveau.
The new objectification in the design of the organ appearance around the
mid-20th century often revealed deficits in configuration and led to a blossoming
of historicism around 1980. At the beginning of the 21st century,
the design of organs is increasingly caught between client, architect and
organ builder. This area of tension often leads back to a similar decoupling
of sound, technology and design as already observed around 1900

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On the present situation of organ building world-wide, and specifically in

Great Britain, and an attempt at predictions for the future.


Organ building cannot remain untouched by financial crises and its consequences.
Neither financial experts nor politicians can agree on how the
financial situation will develop over the next years. So how can the poor
organ builder be expected to accurately assess the situation? He cannot,
but he can guess at how things could evolve. Earlier financial crises have
taught him that his situation pretty much corresponds to the general global
economic situation, taking effect for him with some delay. Even being
able to foresee only a little can offer a glimmer of hope. But is that enough
to make concrete plans for the future? John Mander consults his crystal
ball in the hope of shedding some light on this subject.

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The Zurich Resolution 2011 / Presentation of the Kraul Quarter-Tone Organ
« on: September 11, 2011, 01:18:08 AM »
Johann Sonnleitner


An Organ for Music in «Extended Tonality»*



Tuning: Concert pitch c = 128 Hz, a′ = 429 Hz.
Unequal temperament (Johann Sonnleitner)
Three fifths (c – g, g – d, d – a) 1/6 comma narrow,
Six fifths (a – e, e – h, h – f-sharp and e-flat – b-flat, b-flat – f, f – c)
1/12 comma narrow,
Three pure fifths (f-sharp – c-sharp, d-flat – a-flat, a-flat – e-flat).
From each of the 12 notes one tunes an «Alphorn-Fa» 11/8, giving a
nearly perfect 24-note cycle of harmonic fourths.
The pipes are arranged in third-seventh divisions to benefit the natural
sevenths 7/4 that are somewhat disadvantaged because of the quartertone
tuning.


* In «extended tonality» the major and minor scales after slight adjustments
in accordance with the proportions of the harmonic series from
the eighth to the 14th harmonic (in the major mode) and their inversion
(for the minor mode). Slightly tempering the exact mathematic relationships
makes enharmonic transformations possible.

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Wolfgang Sieber, Organist
Gabriela Schöb, Cantor
Frieder Furler, Theologian



Short insights and statements from the three interfacing areas of theologist,
organist and cantor. There is to hear, to see, to reflect and to give
form. A mirror is held up, we become very still, then comes the surprise
and you will be initiated!

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