August 2003 (Number 325) includes features on:
- Oxford's Glass Organ (pictured right) - our editor Brian Hick meets Matthew Copley and experiences his new glass-cased organ in St. Mary Magdalen's, Oxford. Web link: www.matthew-copley.co.uk
- Bach to the Future - Symphony Hall's series of concerts, including Bach's Trio Sonatas, many newly commissioned works, and a new organ composition competition. Web link: www.symphonyhall.co.uk
- St. Peter & St. Paul's, Cromer - David Baker looks at how this large organ has evolved under Richard Bower's recent stewardship. Web link: www.bowerorgans.co.uk
- Handel in Performance - Brian Hick considers how Handel's organ parts are performed in his oratorios.
- A Sneltzer in Drogheda - Randal Henly reports on the history of this much-altered organ that still contains six ranks of 1770 Sneltzer pipework.
- St Albans Competition Results - David Alker rounds up the winners and reviews some of their performances.
- Elgar and the Three Choirs Festival - Donald Hunt considers Elgar's sometimes stormy relationship with the festival that now owes so much to him.
- A Case in Point - Alastair Disley presents recent research to discover just how important organ cases are in our perception of an organ's sound. See below for more.
- The UK National Centre for the Organ - David Baker outlines this exciting project to unite the archives of the RCO and BIOS in a unique centre for organological study.
- The American Organ Archive - David Baker describes his recent visit and sharing of ideas with the American equivalent of the British Organ Archive.
- New Installation: St. Peter, Ruthin - details of the four manual Wadsworth organ recently restored, rebuilt and installed there by Henry Willis & Sons, under the guidance of consultant and case designer Stephen Bicknell.
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A Case in Point
In case you weren't able to work out which picture was of which organ from the descriptions given, here is your definitive guide: