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Organ Builders / John Mander to retire
« on: June 30, 2018, 09:28:00 AM »
Hi

Announced on the Mander organs forum yesterday, John Mander, who has headed the firm for 35 years, is to retire.  New directors have been appointed, and the firm will shortly become in effect employee-owned.

I'm sure we all wish John a long & happy retirement.

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Organ Builders / Henry Willis IV RIP
« on: June 24, 2018, 09:06:58 AM »
From Facebook this morning:-

"It is with tremendous sadness that Henry Willis & Sons Ltd. has reported the death of Henry Willis 4 b. 19th Jan 1927 - d. 23rd June 2018
Mr. Willis was the last member of the Willis dynasty to be materially involved in the family firm from which he stood down as Managing Director on his birthday in 1997, later appointing David Wyld to the position: he continued as the Majority Shareholder until the 28th November 1998.
An obituary has been written by Bruce Buchanan and will appear in The Times tomorrow."

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Miscellaneous & Suggestions / Re: Back from hospital
« on: June 06, 2018, 09:13:03 AM »
Thanks to all for your support & IB1604531312rayers
Every Blessing
Tony

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Miscellaneous & Suggestions / Back from hospital
« on: May 30, 2018, 09:48:39 AM »
Just endured another week in hospital -  low sodium again, precipitating low blood pressure & a fall.

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Miscellaneous & Suggestions / Re: Pipe organ insurance
« on: May 06, 2018, 08:30:43 AM »
Thanks David

About right for what appears to be a slightly larger organ.  I had a prompt reply from John Mander over on their board.

Every Blessing

Tony

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Miscellaneous & Suggestions / Pipe organ insurance
« on: May 02, 2018, 04:28:13 PM »
Hi

I've been asked about insurance values for a historic 4m 35 stop pipe organ.  Any ideas?

Every Blessing

Tony

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Questions of Temperament / 36 keys per octave
« on: April 10, 2018, 09:22:17 AM »
Hi

This article might be of interest:- https://www.voxhumanajournal.com/keller2018?utm_campaign=75801abd77-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_29&utm_medium=email&utm_so
(If that doesn't work - not sure it's the complete link_ got to https://www.voxhumanajournal.com/ and work from there)

Every Blessing

Tony

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Organs Preserved / An organ transplanted to Australia
« on: April 02, 2018, 10:13:57 AM »
Hi

I had quite a surprise yesterday morning, when this appeared on my You Tube subscriptions e-maila:- https://youtu.be/tbL-HlGHdD8

The thumbnail (of the top of one of the pipe towers) immediately looked familiar, and when I saw the whole organ, I realised it was the c.1820 chamber organ in my  last church, Heaton Baptist in Bradford.  A much travelled instrument that wre think was built by a skilled amateur woodworker copying a much older instrument for some of the details.  When the church closed, we used the normal channels to advertise the availability of the organ, and received an enquiry from Australia, and eventually the organ was sold to them.  It was removed and packed by Willis', who had restored the organ the a few years earlier and had the care of it since. 

It's very pleasing to see and hear the results.  The organ  has been saved.

My You Tube channel has a few recordings of the instrument at Heaton - some pre-restoration.

Every Blessing

Tony

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Organs in danger / Good news for a change!
« on: April 02, 2018, 10:12:37 AM »
Hi

I had quite a surprise yesterday morning, when this appeared on my You Tube subscriptions e-maila:- https://youtu.be/tbL-HlGHdD8

The thumbnail (of the top of one of the pipe towers) immediately looked familiar, and when I saw the whole organ, I realised it was the c.1820 chamber organ in my  last church, Heaton Baptist in Bradford.  A much travelled instrument that wre think was built by a skilled amateur woodworker copying a much older instrument for some of the details.  When the church closed, we used the normal channels to advertise the availability of the organ, and received an enquiry from Australia, and eventually the organ was sold to them.  It was removed and packed by Willis', who had restored the organ the a few years earlier and had the care of it since. 

It's very pleasing to see and hear the results.  The organ  has been saved.

My You Tube channel has a few recordings of the instrument at Heaton - some pre-restoration.

Every Blessing

Tony

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No problem Ian.  I have the right contacts for that sort of query.

Every Blessing

Tony

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Hi

I've asked the question on a relevant Facebook group, and it seems the Regal Godalming never had an organ of any sort.

every Blessing

Tony

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Hi

There's nothing listed in David Junchen's comprehensive book about Wurlitzer for 1935, and I can't see anything mentioned in lists I have of Theatre Organs by various builders.   The Cinema Treasures website also fails to mention an organ.  I'll post the query on a theatre organ Facebook group and see what the real experts know.

Every Blessing

Tony

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Hi

There's nothing listed in David Junchen's comprehensive book about Wurlitzer for 1935, and I can't see anything mentioned in lists I have of Theatre Organs by various builders.   The Cinema Treasures website also fails to mention an organ.  I'll post the query on a theatre organ Facebook group and see what the real experts know.

Every Blessing

Tony

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Miscellaneous & Suggestions / John Marsh Book
« on: March 08, 2018, 09:05:39 AM »
Hi

I've just finished reading "John Marsh. A Most Elegant & Beautiful Instrument.  the Organ" by Martin Renshaw.

This deals with the life of John Marsh (1752-1828) majoring on his organ (and to an extent other musical interests).  It's a fascinating and worthwhile read - how different was the world that Marsh lived in!

The book is available from "At the Sign of the Pipe" (http://www.signofthepipe.com/).

Every Blessing

Tony

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Organ Builders / Re: Petrus van Oecklen (1792-1878)
« on: March 08, 2018, 08:59:27 AM »
Interesting info Ian - thanks for posting it.

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Electronic Organs / Re: Wyvern 2m organ available
« on: November 12, 2017, 09:05:04 AM »
Hi
I don't think so.

Every Blessing

Tony

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Miscellaneous & Suggestions / Re: Sibelius users!
« on: September 17, 2017, 07:36:29 AM »
Hi
I'm not a Siberlius user either, but in editing NPOR we often need more than the basic characters (letters with acvents etc.).  I use a built-in utility of Windows called "Character Map".  You may have to search for it - its location has been moved in different versions of Windows, sometimes hidden under tools or similar in the full list of programmes/apps.  That allows you you find all sorts of strange charachters, and either copy & paste them, or with many there's a 4 digit code that requires the ALT key to be depressed whilst it's entered in the document.  Worth a try anyway.

Every Blessing

Tony

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Electronic Organs / Re: Burge Electronics
« on: September 10, 2017, 08:17:47 AM »
Hi

Of course, it could always be restored and retained as part of the history of electronic organ development.  Not too bad an instrument in its day - I've come across a handful and even have an LP on which a Burge organ is used.

Every Blessing

Tony

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Hi David

You may dislike worship songs - that's fine, it's your choice - but that doesn't make them wrong or inferior to traditional worship - just different.

Your prefered traditional worship style is, of course, firmly grounded in the belief that Jesus Christ is divine - is part of the Godhead, as any theological basics book willl attempt to explain.  The concept of the Trinity is, in many ways, one of those mysteries of faith that mere mortals can never fully understand, but downrating Jesus to a "mere" obedient servant is bordering on heresey and leads ultimately to unitarianism and similar belief patterns that are outside of mainstream Christianity.  Maybe, next time you go to a church service, you should look carefully at the words of the creed before reciting them.

Keep praying and aask God to help you understand - and one day, He will.

Every Blessing

Tony

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Hi David

I'm really not sure what you mean by this post.  Is the "Teacher" that you refer to Jesus?  Or is it a reference to St Paul?

Assuming tht it is Jesus, then basic trinitarian theology says firmly that God the Father, Son & Holy Spirit are one, so there's not too much of a problem.  Have you actually looked closely at the lyrics of some of the more recent worship songs?  I agree tht there's a lot of poor stuff about - just as there are poor hymns in pretty well every earlier hymnbook! But most is at least reasonably theologically based.  Have you taken  the trouble to look at the statements of faith of the Evangelical & Charistmatic groups that you seem to be criticising?  It's too easy to "knock" things that don't fit with your personal likes & dislikes - or that you don't fully understand.

Yes - there are problems in the 21st century church.  Nothin new there, and it goes far, far deeper than worhip styles.  One big problem that  I see is a reduction in Bible reading, both privately, and more significntly, during worship.  Too many churches have only one, or maybe two, short readings - and we wonder why  so many Christiians mis-understand their faith!

Enough now - I need to get ready for church

Every Blessing

Tony

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