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John Butt playing the OAE Handel Organ
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment introduces Principal Artist John Butt playing a spectacular bespoke chamber organ, built to recreate the sounds of Handel's era. It was built by British organ maker Robin Jennings. John plays this organ at OAE's Pipedreams concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, on Mon 3 December, 2018. "Here we have a wonderful copy of a German Chamber Organ by Robin Jennings, one of…
Wolvercote Vido Still
Bishop of Oxford Dr Steven Croft
Bishop of Oxford dedicates new pipe organ in St Peter’s Wolvercote 9 December 2016 - Wolvercote, Oxford Press release On Sunday 11 December, Rt. Revd Dr Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford will dedicate a new pipe organ in St Peter’s Wolvercote.  He comments: “I’m delighted to be making my first visit to St Peter’s for the dedication of the fine new organ. The new organ is a sign of the…
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The wonderful moment when the plastic covering comes off the front pipes. Fabulous pipes once again from Shires Organ Pipes Ltd of Leeds. A stop motion video of the Pipes being revealed.
Sr. Raphael Foster (organist) "Our introduction to Robin Jennings was via Skype. John Cunningham as Client representative was with Robin in his Dorset workshop, while Joseph Cullen, our organ advisor, Richard Cavadino, Project Manager, Abbess Andrea and I were gathered in front of a computer at our end. Thus began a friendly and fruitful collaboration through the months of planning and establishing the requirements of the organ for our new…
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4 foot chimney flute
I don't do much turning but having been let down by a supplier was forced to make some pipe feet...... Click on the first picture for a slide show with image descriptions. Tulip Wood Pipe Feet blank in the lathe slight taper shoulder and tip the middle bored regulating screw fitted finished pipe 4 foot chimney flute
stops In situ
Nearly there with the Guildhall School of Music's continuo organ. Finishing touches include making three small stop knobs from English Boxwood. I love this timber and use it often to coat the naturals on my keyboards.
finished handles
A couple of weeks of pipe making ahead. This includes making pipe feet and stopper handles. Here are some photos of the process of making the handles on the lathe. Click on the first picture for a slide show with image descriptions. a blank square Cutting the diameter Joining the ends Marking the cutting points Parting cuts crucial measurement handle shaping plug into chuck hole in chimney flute trimming the…
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A Brace of Continuo Organs
Just started a couple of continuo organs. 3 stops including 8ft Stopped Diapason, 4ft Chimney Flute and the option of a 2ft Fifteenth or an 8ft Regal. These two are for the Guildhall School of Music and Malcolm Greenhalgh. Built in two sections measuring 1M x 1M x 0.6M overall in order to fit in the back of an estate car. More to follow....
Greenhalgh Overhaul
First job of 2017 - an overhaul of Malcolm Greenhalgh's 4-stop hire organ made in 2005. Definitely one of the most used organs on the circuit.
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