The Organ (v)

But for Barker’s invention (plagiarising?) of the pneumatic lever that Cavaillé-Coll had made such use of in St. Sulpice, such vast organs, using such high wind-pressures, would not have been practicable – no organist would [more…]


Easter Day

    Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: therefore let us keep the feast; Not with the old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness: but with the unleavened bread of sincerity [more…]


Good Friday

  The first of the Good Friday Collects Almighty God, we beseech thee graciously to behold this thy family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the [more…]


The Organ (iv)

By about 1850, not only had large numbers of Cathedral Organs been re-built, incorporating the latest mechanical contrivances, and improvements in terms of type and range of sounds, but many Parish Churches, too, had had [more…]



And now for something completely different. I’m not going to say this on behalf of anybody, I’m speaking for no one but myself. Particularly, I’m not saying any of the things I’m going to say [more…]