Betty’s not quite ready to join us, but there will be lots of instruments and lots of horses for this year’s Horseman’s Sunday.
There has been loads of progress on Betty this week, probably most obvious (as the organ builders are still working on balancing the sound, etc.) has bee the return of the decorative zinc pipes on Betty’s South side, facing the chancel – but they probably warrant a post in themselves – to follow.
The recital will also feature:
Bach – Fantasia in G, BWV.572
Stravinsky – Octet for wind instruments
Saint-Saëns – Fantaisie in E flat
Schumann – Canonic Study in A flat, Op.56 No.4
RVW – Three Preludes No.2 – Rhosymedre
Widor – Symphonie No.6, Op.42 No.2 – Finale
During the rebuild, I saw the organ builders playing with what looked like square beads for threading onto a child’s necklace. That or they looked like the corks jackaroos are supposed hang from their hats to discourage flying insects from swarming. Continue reading
Nicholson’s team has been making fantastic progress and having started groaning into life a week ago, she is now making lots of interesting sounds. The voicing specialist is expected next week to do some work on the voicing of the organ, but first the installation team had a couple of important jobs to do. Continue reading