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Organs on eBay or for urgent sale / Bishops Castle organ on ebay
« 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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Dear Organ Matters Colleagues

Do have a look at the time lapse video I recorded of our chamber organ being taken down by Goetze and Gywnn on the 18th November for restoration and return next year. The appeal still requires a little topping up please help if you can, donations are always welcome. Email me at churchwardenpilning@gmail.com if you wish to donate

http://youtu.be/3jg4xzEt1K0

Every good wish
Jonty


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Organs on eBay or for urgent sale / Organ on ebay Lancashire
« on: October 02, 2014, 01:12:27 AM »
Ladies and Gents
Spotted this one, 2 days left on bidding
NPOR states that the organ contains Willis parts and was maintained up until 2003 by George Sixsmith

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Chapel-Organ-/191349488902?pt=UK_MusicalInstr_Keyboard_RL&hash=item2c8d517d06

Jonty

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Pipe organ gravestones and plaques / Organ lost to fire
« on: March 11, 2014, 12:01:32 AM »

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Dear all

With some trepidation I share the following with you, Gareth Malone (no less) pointed people at the on Facebook this morning, see how you get on - and don't blame me  ::)
http://youtu.be/2FJ9IPZiQ0w
Jonty

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Single manual and pedals for sale on ebay, NPOR ref supplied South Chingford Congregational Church
Jonty

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Dear all
Please have a listen to Pilning Pictures written for our 1794 William Allen Chamber Organ in support of the restoration appeal; which has done very well including support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Copies are available from Tim Knight Music

http://youtu.be/Ozts--HjhOw

Thanks

Jonathan

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Fundraising for an Organ / Organ suite for William Allen Chamber organ
« on: August 23, 2013, 09:07:39 PM »
Dear all

Further to my post regarding this instrument

The composer Tim Knight has kindly written a suite in four very attractive little movements; the whole piece takes about 6 minutes but each movement can be used in isolation. The movements are Introduction, Gigue Meditation and Scherzo are for single manual with a split at middle C but can be used on larger instruments with or without pedal

The music is now available through his website; proceeds from the sale will help the appeal as well as raise awareness of the organ, please take a look

http://www.timknightmusic.com/page14.htm

Many thanks

Jonathan



 

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Organs in danger / St Stephen's Ambridge
« on: April 30, 2013, 06:05:21 PM »
Dear all

Are you aware on BBC Radio 4's "The Archers" discussions are being held over the future of the organ in St. Stephens. It appears to have woodworm and requires significant attention to the sum of 30k; be interesting how the story develops. I assume this fictional instrument is probably two manual, Victorian pipe rack in pitch pine. Spec rather like this

Pedal   Key action   Stop action   Compass-low CCC  Compass-high c  Keys
               1   Bourdon      
Great   Key action   Stop action   Compass-low C  Compass-high f3  Keys 54
               2   Open Diapason      
               3   Gedact Bass      
               4   Claribel      
               5   Dulciana      
               6   Principal      
               7   Full Mixture      
Swell   Key action   Stop action   Compass-low C  Compass-high f3  Keys 54 Enclosed
               8   Double Diapason      
               9   Open Diapason      
               10   Stop'd Diapason      
               11   Principal      
               12   Cornopean

Anyway there you go - dum di dum di dum di dum......

Jontytrain

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Fundraising for an Organ / William Allen Chamber Organ
« on: August 12, 2012, 01:11:34 PM »
Dear All

I am raising awareness of our 1794 William Allen chamber organ for which I putting together a Heritage Lottery Fund Bid for 50k. The instrument has lost several of the more exciting stops it should have over the years and we aim to put these back as well as a full overhaul of the soundboards etc.
The historically sensitive restoration has the backing of Jennifer Bate who came and played the organ on 31st July, once the work is undertaken she has expressed an interest in performing a reopening concert. Details will be given when known.
Please show your support in anyway you can.

With best Wishes

Jonathan Edwardes
Churchwarden
St Peters Pilning
South Gloucestershire

Dear all

Further to my post above we now have a "Sponsor a pipe" scheme in operation, with very modest amounts for sponsorship being sought. it is also a way of getting wider audience for the instrument. Prices start at a pocket money friendly 2.50 up to 70 (or more if you wish). In the first instance please email me at churchwardenpilning@gmail.com for more details

Every good wish

Jonathan

Update

To date we have managed to raise just under 4000 but there is still time to give

Thanks

Jonathan

Further update

Please see the attached link to Tim Knight music, he has kindly written a suite for the organ, with inspiration from the likes of Stanley and Woland, it can be played on larger instruments of course with or without pedals. Each copy sold raises money for the appeal and also raises awareness of this little undiscovered gem. http://www.timknightmusic.com/

Jonathan

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