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Inspirational instruments / mobile concert organ
« Last post by Anton Reicha on December 08, 2018, 04:25:43 AM »
A few months back while I was looking for an organ mentioned in a video about historical organs used for accompaniment I stumbled across a modular pipe organ called the Wanderer Organo which I thought some of you might be interested in.

As far as I know there are two videoís of this organ on Youtube. One is a rather average video of Mozartís Fantasia in F minor K 608, while the other is of a rather gloomy silent film version of Faust.

Inspirational instruments / The king of all?
« Last post by David Pinnegar on December 01, 2018, 02:04:27 PM »
The apparently increasing decline of interest in organs is depressing. I think it's associated with a lack of familiarity and a failure of the Church, which is why in the pasty I have encouraged philosophical contemplation of theology and a rebellion against the evangelical simplitism of the 1970s to encourage something deeper. Such, indeed is encouraged "When we are a child we see as a child . . . etc  . . .  but then we put away childish things. . . .  We see as through a glass darkly but then face to face."

The problem is that because none are encouraged to grow from the child view and the child view doesn't measure up to really what is the source of creation of all, it's rejected. For this reason the modern church is empty, barren of meaning in common sense and experience, and dying.

If there's one organ in the world which demonstrates why organs, and the source of creation too, should not be neglected it's

Best wishes

David P
Electronic Organs / Norwich Organ
« Last post by diapason on November 22, 2018, 11:26:13 AM »
Having recently moved into a modern house, I have had to sell my pipe organ - to a very good new home - and have acquired an old analogue Norwich Series 70 in a lovely drawstop console as a home practice organ.  I now have it all set up and working - thanks to Martin Russell from Eminent UK who sourced this for me and helped with a minor power supply repair).

I wonder whether anyone knows whether it's possible to adjust the output volume of the Great and Pedal - for the benefit of my neighbours - and, if so, how to do it.
Miscellaneous & Suggestions / Dr. Peter Comerford R.I.P.
« Last post by revtonynewnham on November 09, 2018, 07:32:20 AM »

I heard yesterday (Thurs. 8th November) that my good friend Dr.Peter Comerford passed away peacefully yesterday morning after a lengthy illness.  Among other things, it was he who invented & developed the Bradford Computer Organ system - one of the earliest digital organ systems.  It used real-time synthesis rather than the more common sampling instruments, and is still capable of excellent results.

Peter was also the Diocesan Organ  Advisor for the Bradford Diocese for a few years.

Please pray for his wife, Dr.Lucy Comerford, at this difficult time.

Every Blessing

Inspirational instruments / Re: Portable pipe organ
« Last post by Anton Reicha on November 06, 2018, 01:23:18 PM »
I know that I am a bit late to reply to this post but I would like to say that I think it is unfortunate that the idea of a mobile pipe organ is often ignored. I understand that the idea of a mobile pipe organ seems near to impossible but I do know of a couple of pipe organs that are designed to be portable but also quite powerful.

Organs on eBay or for urgent sale / Re: HW4 on ebay
« Last post by David Drinkell on October 30, 2018, 08:02:20 PM »
This looks like the organ which Henry 4 built for Sheffield University and, when it was replaced with a larger instrument by Hill, Norman & Beard in about 1977 (I was at the opening recital), went as a secondary organ to Sheffield Cathedral. Peter Wood added the Great Fifteenth, which had been prepared-for.  It looks as if it has been through some rough times, but would probably restore quite nicely.
Organs on eBay or for urgent sale / Re: Another tragedy!
« Last post by David Drinkell on October 29, 2018, 03:11:43 PM »
It doesn't look quite Regency to me - more like post-mid 19th century, but it's difficult to tell.  There's no picture of the complete instrument with case. Maybe the upper parts of the case got lost somewhere along the way.  Nice little job for someone, though.
 the above links are very useful...  Thank you.
Regards Peter B
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