November 2004 (Number 330) includes features on:
The Organ of Christ Church, Port Sunlight - Alastair Disley describes the history of this unusually untouched Willis II four manual organ (pictured right) which celebrated its centenary in 2004.
Web link: www.ccpsurc.info with information on the church, organ and restoration appeal.
- Nicholson at Great Malvern Priory - Terry Hoyle visits Nicholson's new factory during the work on this notable rebuild and reviews Thomas Trotter's opening recital. The Great Malvern instrument is pictured on the cover of this issue. Web link: www.malvernprioryorgan.org.uk with more information on the rebuild and lots of before and after pictures.
- Star Organ - Andrew Hayden describes the 1858 William Telford organ of the Roman Catholic Church of the Assumption in Wexford, Ireland. Web links: The Telford Organ at Wexford's Church of the Assumption.
- Carol Williams describes her tour of Eastern Europe, including historical organs in the Czech Republic and Poland. Web link: Carol Williams.
- Simon-Thomas Jacobs in Holland - young organist Simon-Thomas Jacobs was selected at the Oundle Festival to tour some Dutch organs in the company of David Sanger, and shares his experiences of playing for the first time on such famous organs as the Haarlem Bavokerk.
- Liverpool Cathedral centenary organ improvisation festival - Terry Hall reports on a weekend of improvisation with David Briggs, Frederic Blanc and students, including a number of practical tips.
- A South London Organ Revisited - a third of a century later, the William Hill organ in St Peter's Streatham described by William Sumner in February 1970's Musical Opinion has its restoration described by organist David Cresswell and appeal chairman David Chapman.
- Toulouse les Orgues - Brian Hick returns to Toulouse for the 2004 festival and focusses on some of the smaller organs featured.
- A Corps Revived - Andrew Hayden visits the small 1866 Corps organ of East Wretham, Norfolk.
- Gloucester Three Choirs - Terry Hoyle and Brian Hick report from this year's festival. A longer version of this article will shortly be published here, so check back in a few weeks.
- Semele - Brian Hick in conversation with Laurence Cummings, who conducts ENO's current production of Semele. Web links: www.eno.org and www.london-handel-festival.com
- News from the UK and overseas, including news from international organ magazines.
- Performance reviews, including a concert series at Bratislava Castle, a more detailed version of which can be found here.
- The Viscount Concerto - David Sandercock enthuses about Viscount's latest electronic organ model, which includes a custom voicing option.
- The Grove Organ in Tewkesbury Abbey - David Baker experiences playing this in person for the first time and isn't disappointed!
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