Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

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Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

Post by Southern Comfort » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:08 am

JW wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:34 pm
I don't know if members of this group are aware but Martin Cross, the East London organ builder, passed away unexpectedly a month ago. May he rest in peace.

Martin was going to restore our organ.
That's sad. Martin was a good man, in the best sense of the word.

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Re: Pipe Organs and Organists - Dying out?

Post by organist » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:21 am

Yes Martin is indeed a sad loss. He did come and look at the organ I used to play to see whether the tuning could be changed to equal temperament but nothing came of it in the end! The general situation is dismal. Those churches retaining pipe organs are in many cases using digitals or piano. Not many young people learning these days. I suspect many do not take up the piano because of other opportunities.

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