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Electronic Organs / Re: Viscount CM100
« on: December 15, 2017, 09:31:16 AM »
Sounds a good plan.  You might contact David Mason at Viscount.  He has a lot of secondhand stuff in his showrooms.

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Organs on eBay or for urgent sale / Re: 2-M+P organ in the Kettering area
« on: November 15, 2017, 03:11:59 PM »
I hope and pray that he does go - for the good of the parish.  I met one lady from the parish - a warden, I think, who came to a Mass at our church when the Bishop of Ebbsfleet was celebrating.  She spent a long time talking to him privately about the situation.  I don't know the outcome.  The little organ there would be far better that the jukebox they've installed - and it could, perhaps be made back into a two-manual if space allows.

This little organ is one of several on Ebay at the moment.  I hope it finds a good home.

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Organs on eBay or for urgent sale / Re: 2-M+P organ in the Kettering area
« on: November 15, 2017, 09:11:46 AM »
I think many people wish you WERE still there, Fr Otto.  The organ in your former church is no longer used and they have replaced it with a music box.  I enquired about the post some months ago and was told that they don't want an organist.  I understand that the Anglo-Catholic tradition is also under attack.

Very sad.

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Organs in danger / Re: St Paul's Church, St Albans
« on: November 09, 2017, 11:43:55 AM »
Thank you - that sounds a good way to go.  Can I ask you to contact the man who is fronting the campaign to save the organ, Jonathan Humbert, via this FB page.  Message me if you can't get hold of him.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1724807727825341/

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Organs in danger / Re: St Paul's Church, St Albans
« on: November 06, 2017, 11:01:12 AM »
A triumph of ignorance over common sense - and another triumph of 'Jimmy Shand and His Band' over traditional worship.

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Organs in danger / Re: St Paul's Church, St Albans
« on: November 04, 2017, 07:37:03 PM »
Sadly, we have learned today, that the Diocese of St Albans have granted Faculty permission to the PCC to remove the pipe organ and replace it with an electronic substitute.  If anyone knows of a potential home for this fine instrument, please speak before it is too late.

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Organs on eBay or for urgent sale / Conacher - North Wales
« on: September 14, 2017, 10:25:29 AM »
This beauty has just been listed on the Bay: http://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=V00366

Price is somewhat optimistic, but worth saving.  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282651427345?ul_noapp=true

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Organs in danger / Re: Slow death
« on: September 04, 2017, 10:06:28 PM »
Sadly, I can't make the conference.  However, you may have seen the link I posted a few days ago to the campaign to save the organ in St Paul's, St Albans.  As a result of this campaign, a few of us are looking at the feasibility of forming a group aimed at the preservation of organs in churches - campaigning for their retention and use - and also the he-homing of organs which are 'redundant'.  It would be a charitable trust and would hope to work with BIOS and other interested parties.  Watch this space.

Also worth following the campaign to fight the decision of the HTB evangelicals to ban classical musicians from the Musician's Church, St Sep's in London.  Close links between the campaigns and also worth noting the current resurgence in Choral Evensong.

Many green shoots amongst the devastation wrought by the happy clappy brigade.

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Organs in danger / St Paul's Church, St Albans
« on: August 25, 2017, 06:38:12 PM »
Jonathan Humbert has alerted people to the fact that the PCC of this church - which has been taken over by the evangelical wing of the CofE is applying for a Faculty to remove this organ.  It is a 2-manual and pedal organ, originally by Speechly, but said to incorporate work by G.P. England and also stops said to have been played by Attwood.  There is a facebook group campaigning for it's retention.  Please read and consider writing a letter of objection to the faculty application BEFORE 5th September.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1724807727825341/?fref=nf

http://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=N14497

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A friend of mine, a concert organist from Latvia, used to play French Romantic repertoire on one-manual and pedal organs in a few Somerset village churches.  Lots of quick registration changed, and sometimes a bit of judicious re-arrangement, and it worked.  I heard her play the Franck Chorale No 3, Widor Toccata and Vierne Carillon de Westminster along with major Bach works in Luccombe church on Exmoor and in Sampford Brett on the Quantocks.  Some of the audience were amazed when they saw what little resources she was using to so great effect.

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Much of C.H. Trevor's books - published by Oxford.  The Old English Organ Music for Manuals can mostly be managed on a one-manual.  Bach's Eight Short P&Fs also a good start.

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Organs on eBay or for urgent sale / BRISTOL - 2-manual & pedal
« on: April 01, 2017, 05:17:53 PM »
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222454838530?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

On ebay.  Bidding around 200 at the moment.  Hope she can be saved.

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201845337415?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Currently has 4 bids and going for just over 100.  A nice instrument for a small church.

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Sounds nice.  I hope you can find a good home for it.

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I depped in a little village church where they haven't had a regular organist for 2 years.  Not unusual, as they can't afford to pay anyone.

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I depped in a little village church where they haven't had a regular organist for 2 years.  Not unusual, as they can't afford to pay anyone.

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O that I could - it would go well in a church I dep in but they have no money - I play for free.

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Organs on eBay or for urgent sale / Re: Peter Collins Chamber organ on Ebay
« on: November 11, 2016, 08:13:31 PM »
Looks a lovely instrument.  Good luck with the sale.

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Organs on eBay or for urgent sale / Another nice organ on Ebay
« on: October 07, 2016, 11:50:11 AM »
This looks nice - Nicholson.  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291901273238?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

No mention of whether they have Faculty permission to remove it.

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