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This site is great, it gives a lot of encouragment to boring organ players!
love the sound of the pipe organ,will like to know more on the pipe organ technology
I wanted to know what happened the organ that was in the tonic cinema
Great site! Do visit my web site for recordings of several Irish organs. Also, please visit www.glasthuleparish.com for photos and info on the lovely Benson organ of which I'm titulaire.
I used to play Pipe organ while I was in Italy.There arn't many pipe Organ's in Japan.Yet the Japanese like Pipe organ's music,especially Bach,Frescobaldi,Frank,Brahams... Sincerelly:Fr.Narciso Cavazzola ofm
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A lot of comments have been made about Ken Jones Organs. His company were recently responsible for the largest pipe organ to be built in China - for the state music conservatory in Beijing. Closer to home, Jones of Bray was commissioned to build the organ for Our Lady of The Assumption Church Newcastle in 1982. It was recently fully rebuilt during a renovation of the Church itself. It is a fine instrument and like most of Jones work is also a beautiful piece of furniture!! - his builders report from 1982 states that the wood used in the organ comes from all 5 continents - it includes indian acacia, brazilian mahogany and african teak among others. Worth view and a listen! Of course if in Dublin - visit Christ Church Cathedral where one of his trademark organs can be heard daily.
This web site is very encouraging espeically when im only 17 and have been playing the organ from I was 7.
Hello , I,m trying to get in touch with Rodney Banbrick.He was my teacher at Gransha Boys High quite a few years ago.Im now 39 years old and am very interested to learn the keyboard (i hope im not too late) I will always remember the Compton Organ at school,I was always facinated with it and loved the sound it made, I hope some day I will hear it blast again. Anyway i got off the subject I really want to learn to play and I have a quite laege house in which I would love to have a great organ to possibly play, I hope i dont sound too much like Christopher Lee. THANKS IAN
I am not an organist, but I do enjoy organ music. I would be interested in sources of CDs of organ music, particularly Church music, Preludes, Hymns & other incidental music.
Enjoyed the opening piece that played when your site was up-loaded. Have written e-mail to you with a strange request. Many thanks.
Very interesting web site. Thanks for taking the time to put it all together.
I am a pipe organ builder from South Africa and would like to obtain any web sites that contain second hand organ pipes .
Greetings from Organist & organolog Thor F. Körber.
Hi there, Please vissit the new page at www.korber.dk Do any one have pictures from the Frobenius-organ in Tullamore I played that organ many times when it was in the Cathedral of Copenhagen...
Hello I just found your web site Iam very impressed with your organ music. I volunteer at a theatre that has a Wurlitzer theatre organ in it . It has 26 ranks plus lots of percussion atleast 1774 pipes it has a wonderful sound.If you would like to know more about it goto elsinoretheatre.com in Salem Oregon U.S.A..Iam a pipe organ enthuisast to Elwood McGrew
Hi, Please take a look on the new website of Organist & Organolog Thor F. Körber on. Greetings from Thor
I am looking for ANY information on Benson Pipe ORGANS Ours is over 100 years old,and is being refurbished, built in MANCHESTER G.B. Thank you.
Dear people, Last year I write in this lovely guestbook. For some month I got an new e-mailadress and if any one send me some, please check out my new e-mail. I still look for pictures at the Frobenius-organ in Tullamore. Some one send me this pictures but I lost them when I install some new programes in my computer. I would like to ask if there some there have fotos of the Frobenius-organ in Tullamore and who like to send me them on my e-mail again ! I'm also very interest in pictures of the older organ in Tullamore and do any know who build that organ ? Thanks for help and kindnes ! Thor Körber Organist/Organolog
hi,i would like to know more about your name not your music sorry
I think the pipe organ music on the website sounds very good. I love the sound of the pipeorgan.
I am very happy to find a picture and other information about the organ I visit a long time ago (20 or more years)in Belfast St. Anne. good site. I will visit it again!
I'm a member of The American Theatre Organ Society and am looking for the email address of Rodney Bambrick, who is Vice-Prsident of the Ulster Society of organists. Nice to see you have a site. I'm interested in Classical Organ Music too and often play Verdi on a church or theatre Organ. I guess I should go to the USO site. Happy Playing! Christian
Hi...i found you via a search engine. i had a look around and i just wanted to say you have a cool website :0)
Love the site. Would love to do concert tour of Ireland in 2005. Anne Conover, Concert Organist
Excellent site. A model for others.
Just a comment...beautiful site!
Very good site, It ALWAYS turns up when im searching the internet for things, Keep up the good work!!!!
Hi I am looking for a talented organist to play at my wedding at Malone Presbyterian Church, Belfast, on 6 May 2004. Is any one out there interested in helping a desperate Bride? I would be so grateful. Thanks Sue
Interesting Site. Looking for relatives named McCartney. Perhaps they are interested in this site also.
I have been looking for the list of pipes and other nomenclature of the Kenneth Jones and Assoc., Bray, Ireland installation in 1992 in the Cathedral of the Madeleline in Salt Lake City, UT, USA. I was visiting SLC and was to a wonderful concert at the Cathedral and could not locate anyone who new much about the organ. (would be wonderful if there was a nomenclature list of the organ in the church) Anyway, would you please either send me the list or direct me to a web page that has the infomation. Thanks Frank DeFreytas
found your site on a search in www.dogpile.com was searching with terms "bwv541"
ok i grew up in a church that had an organ, what kind i cant remeber, if you would, could you send me a list of churchs in the branson, mo area i'm moving there and would like to find a good organ playing church. It would save me time......... thin\ks alot
Organist booking for the 2004-2005 season works by Buxtehude,JS Bach,Dupre,Durufle,Ralph Vaughan Williams
Alistair enjoyed a brief look at the site. Excellent! I was killing some time out here in kabul! How are the fireworks going! hope all well at WK. Why not put something on about Donaghadee's new organ! We are really pleased with the work of Wells Kennedy. Fantastic new instrument! Feel free to use any pics you have of the building or final result. Would the Society like to visit? regards Rev Ian R Gamble (Currently in Kabul Afghanistan) Rector of Donaghadee Parish Church
I participated in Ken Jones's rebuild of the Evans and Barr instrument in Clonard Monastery, and was wondering how things were proceding there.
My mother traveled with Dr. Allen on several of his trips. She is trying to locate him. Do you have any up to date information on Dr. Allen's address? Thank you for your cooperation.
i would like to view pictures of the latest pipe organs on market. thanx.
Interesting Web Site. Especially comments from around the world. I have been playing & directing for 53 years and am currently Director of Music Thrasher Memeorial Methodist Church, Vinton VA USA....Just installed a new State Trumpet, In the French Style with Polished Brass Resonators., chest is 18 1/2 feet long so it makes quiet an impressive looking statement in its horizantal position. Pipes made by Stinken Pipe Makers, Zeist, Holland...great company to work with... Also, just received 24 chromatic cast bells made by Royal Eijsbouts Bell Foundry, Asten Holland.. 2 octaves....G to G to G...hoping for 5 additional top bells to make 2 1/2 octaves total...
i love pipe organs.... i like to play the skinner pipe organ enjoying pipe organ is tremendosly good to listen to......... BIG UP
Dear Sirs: It has always been I dream to study, and build pipe organs. I am tremendously fascinated by the pipe organ, and I want to obtain more information on how I can get in contact with someone in the Houston Texas area. I used to play the Aeolian Skinner pipe organ at United Methodist Church, Houston, Texas with the former pastor Dr. Charles L. Allen. The former organist Charles Mosley was the principal organist, and Dr. Deschner was the minister of music, and then Dr. Beschler. I am a music major graduated from University of Houston 1974/1978/1981; with degrees in music and other subject areas. I majored in voice education, and vocal performance in opera. I also want to learn to play the pipe organ with more proficiency. Please e:mail me with more information concerning my query. I enjoy listening and watching the organist Diane Bish. She is magnificent with a god-given gift.
Top marks for a very comprehensive and well laid out site, really nice to see a site free of gimmicks but containing plenty of well thought out information.
Church Pipe Organ Building business for sale in Cape Town, South Africa. Long standing and well established business which has carried out many new organ building contracts both locally and internationally. Also numerous renovation and maintenance work. Ideal opportunity for young organ builders to export to various countries. Please contact me for more information should you be interested.
I thought u might be interested in Ballycastle Pres churchs' organ. It was fire damaged a few years ago and was overhauled. An extension was incorporated in memory of a member of the congregation. It is a beautiful instrument with a real "touch of class" about it - definately worth a look I think its a coniker.
Regarding the Organ at Gransha boys high...... Yes rodney banbrick was the wizzard of the keys and the assigned caning marksman for the school..I think he was the georpahy teacher on the top floor of the main building. Put me right if i'm wrong but i'm sure it was a light wood Wurlitzer on castors... that man really played that machine!!! music teachers at the time were Mrs Jones and Mr Mercer bothe excellent teachers..
Thought I'd just let you know I was here.been,done and worn the t-shirt. Well done old man.
Hey! Do you know what I want to be when I grow up after I brake up from my band? A Pipe Organ player! I'll be so exited after you see that I wanted to be an Organ player! See you soon! Love Connor Griffin!
Delighted to have found this programme, it is excellent. I am organist of Donaghadee Parish Church. Co Down, North Ireland.
Interesting web site. I am hoping someday to visit Ireland, parly because some of my forebears came from there, and partly to hear some good Irish pipe organs.
Can someone give me the email address of Kenneth Jones Organ Builder in Bray, Ireland? Thank you.
Looking for places to buy pipe organ recordings.
Very interesting web site. See my website for my hobby of making small organs.
I found your website immensely interesting. The specifications pages are quite detailed. Festival Hill(Concert Hall and conservatory run by James Dick pianist) at Round Top has a tracker from a theater in New York. It is still in boxes and has yet to be rebuilt on site. It looks like quite a project. St. Mary's at High Hill has a tracker from 1900. We did the Easter Messiah there several years ago. It is one of the painted churches in the German, Chezch period with marbelized wooden pilliars and a fresco of Adam and God touching(reproduction of the Sistine Chapel) The organ was rebuilt in 1930 and again in 1987. It is as beautiful as is the church.
I am interested in purchasing a wind organ for the home I have not yet decided on 2 manual with full pedal harmonium, or my preference of cabinet style pipe organ. In both cases a used organ of good quality will suffice, however a new one is preferred. This choice is dependant on availability and price. Since I live in New Zealand, there will be the additional cost. Does anyone have good used organs of this style available.
I am looking for ways to listen to the pipe organ music of Britain, and since I can't go there I hope to finding sites on the internet for listening. Also, for viewing installations there.
Great site! Enjoyed looking around.
Great site.Was looking for George Pike and your site came up first! Can you give me any info on G. Pike? Am doing a Ph.D so it is most important. Would be most grateful
Great site. Especially the photgraphs and the dispositions. I would like to know or there are given any organrecitals in Belfast. I would like to visit them, but it is hard to find some!! Maybe you can help me?
Hello I'm doing a project in school about Pipe Organs. This morning at school I found your website and liked your audio.
I wish I could visit your organs in person! Maybe one day....
Hi! Good to see a great Irish music site!! Mike
I am interested in finding suitable Celtic music for church service. I do not play on a pipe organ, however. I have had great difficulty finding much of anything except a few pieces. Thank you for any help. Teresa Lyon
Very nice site !! I just happend to come across your site when I was looking for pipe organ music and church bells on the www.
Came across your site. Very much enjoyed it.
Dear people, Last year I write in this lovely guestbook. For some month I got an new e-mailadress and if any one send me some, please check out my new e-mail. I still look for pictures at the Frobenius-organ in Tullamore. Some one send me this pictures but I lost them when I install some new programes in my computer. I would like to ask if there some there have fotos of the Frobenius-organ in Tullamore and who like to send me them on my e-mail again ! Thanks for help and kindnes !
great web page, information very interesting
Came across your site as I was looking for irish music site
Nice job, keep up the good work
Im very interested in learning about great organs, I went to Gransha Boys High School in Bangor, Co Down and there was a great organ there, Id love to find out more about it and learn what is going to happen to it , as Ive heard the school is closing down. There used to be a teacher there , that played the organ, he was called Rodney Banbrack, he was fantastic, Id really like to get in touch with him, I know he moved the organ from the Tonic Theatre to the school, Id love to help him move it again. I cant play, but I would really, really like to learn
I'm a beginning pipe organ student. How could I buy a recording from your list of CD's and tapes? Is there a difference in technique of playing between countries? Who are the famous Irish composers of organ music?
I have just come across your wonderfull web site. Delightfull and very
interesting. The information contained is fantastic.
I used to build (2.5 years) in the San Francisco Bay Area for William E. Baker, who is now at St. John the Divine in NYC, NY. USA. My Iris connexion is Ballina, Mayo only 5 generations back.
I was born and raised near Hillsborough, Co. Down. Was a member of Hillsborough Parish attended St. James's Church, sang in choir etc. during Mr. W. R. Harrison's tenure as organist/choir director. Have been in the States since 1960 and have kept up with singing and playing the organ. Currently I am the organist at Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church here in Asheville. I think your web site is terrific! I keep looking for information on Hillsborough Parish Church. This may be a point of interest to you; my grandfather, Robert James Beattie, sang in the Parish Church choir under the direction of Mr. Harty (Hamilton's father). Grandfather later became presentor at Anahilt Presbyterian Church for some 50 years! That was commitment!
Thanks for the great informational website.
Elizabeth (Betty) Wood
Very informative, complete, with pictures and specifications. Enjoyed it much.
enjoyed listening to the organs.i play , but not on a pipe organ, just love to play the organ. alexander
Have just come upon this site by accident. Great. I am an
organist in Holywood Co.Down. I play each Sunday in the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church and have been playing full-time there for the past 26 years and before that part-time for 6 years. It is lovely to read the comments from fellow organists.
Hi there ! This is an great WEB-site ! I'm looking for some pictures of the Frobenius-organ in the Church of Assumption in Tullamore. I know this instrument wery well bcause I played it many times and I ove this beautiful instrument. I need some pictures when the instrument was installed and some pictures of the case -near and far from the case- because I know all about this instrument but I have not pictures. Can some body help me ? please give an e-mail to me
Best wishes Thor Korber
Any news of Hounslow organ destined for Hollywood NI ?
This is a very good website - I was immediately captured by the length and quality of music on the Homepage as well as interesting information about Irish organs and organists on other pages. You will probably know about the near-new Reiger organ in Christchurch Town Hall. Regards, P.Wilding.
I have enjoyed visiting this interesting site.
Music co-ordinator for Our Lady Queen of Peace parish, Dunmurry and Organist for Parish of Duneane Toome
Congratulations on a great site. I'm organist in St. Joseph's church, Glasthule, in Dublin. There I have yhe privilege of playing a restored 2 manual Benson organ of 24 stops. It's great for French music and accompanying the liturgy. It's also fab for improvisation! Keep up the good work. Best wishes, Ronan Murray.
Just visiting. Apparently my grandfather, Joseph McIlveen was a choir master at the St. Annes Anglican Church on Eglinton (?) street, Belfast about 1895. If you run across any information - please let me know. Thanks.
thanks for the wonderful web site. I am enjoying checking in on a frequent basis. I am a native of Hillsborough, Co. Down. Love to see what is going on in the surrounding areas. I am curently organist at Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church here in Asheville.
organist of St.Peter & Paul parish church in Arese (Milan-Italy)
My first visit but it won't be my last. GREAT. I am organist at a small village Kingston on Soar on the border of Leicestershire/Nottinghamsrire. A fine two manual organ by Wilkinson.
lit. & pics
Greeting from New York!! Great web page!!! Looking for summer substitud organist position.
Music is wonderful. Happened on site by looking for organs for sale.
Very informative. Enjoyed listening to the organ concert
Interested in work as organist for part of the year.
Accidental but GREAT find
I am interested in Jehan Alains and Olivier Messiaens music
A wealth of information on both of your sites, thank you. But will you have the energy and enthusiasm to constantly keep them up-to-date - the real 'bug' of the internet? I've linked to them from my 'eGroup' site. If I had known about the Charles Wood Summer School, it would have been possible to publicise it on the Choral Ireland web site. I might even have been able to attend some of the sessions myself. Next time!
I found the web site very interesting. Thank you for publishing it. It has given me some ideas for the NMSM. Our Patrons include Prof. Ian Tracey, Evelyn Glennie, Peter Wright(Southwalk Cathedral & RCO)& Sir John Guilgud. To find out more why not e-mail me direct. We are looking for members in Ireland North & South.
Greetings from the organist of elveden parish church
Organist, Trinity Lutheran Church, Long Beach.
Hello there, some months ago this site started with a beautiful piece of organ music played on a pipe organ. Later on, very much to my regret, this same piece of music could be heard being played on an electronical device. I would be much obliged if you could please let me have the name of the piece and if possible the name of the organist and if there is a cd recording of this available also the title and/or number of this performance. With kind regards, Harold Jessurun
The MIDI file on the opening page was the Prelude from J S Bach's Prelude & Fugue in G BWV541. Being a MIDI file the sound depends on the computer hardware playing it.
wonderful music!!!!!! peace to the heart.
You may wish to obtain my organ music. I was born in Preston, Lancs and studied at the RMCM. My US publisher is Vivace Press PO Box 157, Readfield, WI 54969 USA http://www.vivacepress.com 'Six Versets On Hildegard Chants'VIV348 'Variations on Kum Ba Yah' VIV335 'Asian Praise:Organ Preludes on Asian Hymn Tunes' VIV 308 Philip Jones FRCO Director of Music Christ Congregational Church, Brockton Mass.
Nice to see some names I recognise. When is your next trip to England?
Greetings from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Still not enough Tubas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nice to see so many pipe organs in N.I.
Great Site ! I work in the office at Lauck Pipe Organ Co. and we purchase organ pipes from Doug Locker or Robert Stewart in Belfast. Yours Truly Ken
Please add my name to your current mailing list. Thank you
Wondeful site, well worth the time to study again, Do I detect the hand of David or CGW in this ???
Your website is very good...what is the name of the piece of music being played and who is playing ????
Great Site. Hope you can Visit us sometime for a big Seisiun. Best Wishes from us all at Doc's
I just found your site through a web search. It's a fascinating collection and I intend to return for a more thorough look. I'll be adding it to my own collection as a link...have a look, if you have time, at "Resources for Church Musicians" at my own website (click on the organist at http://www.pldi.net/~murrows/). Rodney C. Murrow
Excellent site! i love organ music and thank you so much for all your hard work and effort on your webpage :-)
Found it! Good site, well done A. Also like St M's & USOC pages - you've been very busy.
Can I remind all readers that The Gryphon Consort, Bangor Grammar School sings Evensong in St George's Church, High Street, Belfast, one afternoon per month, usually the third one. May 17th's music included Kyrie (8-part), Choral, and Geistliches Lied - all by Mendelssohn; Dyson in F (last month it was Dyson in D); Ayleward Responses.
Best wishes to all readers from all music-makers in Bangor.
Greetings from St Columb's Cathedral here in the Maiden City.
I hope that there is a list of vacancies for the rest of the UK
fantastic I really enjoyed the music
Superb selection of sites, and other organ links, which show the level of interest that Northern Ireland has in organs.
Great site. I lookforward to more detail on the organs of Northern Ireland. Keep the pictures coming.
This is my first visit to this web site. It is really brilliant. When I have more time, I will visit all areas of the site. I played four recitals in Northern Ireland in June & July of 1995, including one at Belfast Cathedral, and I shall return next July to spend three weeks visiting and playing six recitals in Northern Ireland.
My wife and I have several friends in N. I. and we look forward to our return
Never mind my last e-post about not finding "Jones." After checking the
links on the Northern Ireland Pipe Organ home page, I found many
examples of the work of Kenneth Jones. Thanks for the links.
Excellent site. I was looking for something by Jones, I believe in
Dublin, who built a number of tracker organs in Anchorage, Alaska, in
the 1980's. So far I have found no trace of his work on the WWW,
although it seemed he had done quite a few instruments, some quite
large, in Ireland.
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