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A gift from the late Frederick George Munday

Some weeks ago now we were contacted by Nikki Pelmear to ask if we could help her fulfil her late father’s wishes for his Norwich Organ and music collection to find its way to a place of worship school or college. She had contacted us because of our quite well publicised organ outreach activities. Eager… 
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Viscount Organs Voicing Flexibility – Customer Story

I am indebted to our customer Graham Twist for bringing to my attention the material for this short blog. Graham, a retired teacher is now a quite prolific composer of organ music which he regularly presents on Facebook and Youtube, often with a free score. These are played on his Chorum 40-S, supplemented at times… 
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Organ Performance Tutorials
Two Pieces for Manuals, John Riley

John Riley’s “Two Pieces for Manuals” are from An Oxfordshire Organ Book, published by the Oxford and District Organists Association. The two pieces in question are entitled “Lullaby in Dorian Mode” and “Mediaeval Rondeau”. < John Riley, one-time resident of Oxford, is now a freelance musician based in Edinburgh. In his notes he mentions that… 
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The Poulenc Organ Concerto as never seen before!
No strings but 2 Organs!

The first performance of Poulenc’s Organ Concerto took place in 1938 and has been one of my favourite pieces since I first heard a recording in the 1960’s. The B side had Poulenc’s Concert Champetre for Harpsicord, which is also a very appealing composition. I recommend you watch the video below, where International Recitalist Joseph Nolan… 
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