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Josef Haydn – The heavens are telling (from “The Creation”)

In his introduction to this tutorial on Haydn’s famous chorus “The heavens are telling” from his oratorio “The Creation”, Ralph Allwood explains the piece’s origins. Haydn visited London and was very impressed with the tradition of choirs singing oratorios, in particular Handel’s works. He decided that he’d like to write such a work too. Someone… 
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Channel Islanders – Can you help?

(*Note! Picture of Sonus 60 Organ above is a NOT the actual used instrument described below but shown for reference.)    Back in spring 2017 a customer based in Guernsey purchased a Viscount Sonus 60 Organ for home practice. It required a personal delivery service as the instrument was to go into an upstairs room…. 
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Battle of the Organs – Selby Abbey 2023

Its that time of year again and the Battle of the Organs is back on at Selby Abbey. The event takes place on Friday 1st September 2023 at 7pm.  We’ll see the return of internationally renowned organists Martin Baker and John Scott Whiteley, who will be taking turns on the Abbey’s magnificent Hill pipe organ,… 
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Oundle for Organists over the years

I have completely forgotten how I first came to be involved with the various Oundle initiatives to provide organ teaching to youngsters. I do know it was at least 30 years ago when the programme was under the direction of my old friend James Parsons. James was Director of Music at Oundle School and the… 
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