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David_Underdown



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andrew Butler wrote:


Do you know how serious the Llandaff organ problem is?


In case WC doesn't get to the computer soon, the Cathedral was struck by lightning, the electrics of the organ were amongst the worst affected, although a rebuild was in the pipeline anyway. I'll try and get an update from my parents (both members of the congregation at Llandaff), if WC doesn't come up with more info.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Info on the pre-existing plans for a new organ:

http://www.llandaffcathedral.org.uk/appeal.htm
http://www.llandaffcathedral.org.uk/parishnews.htm#organ

Can't see any more info on the lightning strike though.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a shame it had to happen to the organ oh well these things do happen, I was in The Cathedral when David Thomas was giving a recital with the Cardiff Organ Association the organ sounded quite bad.

What Churches do nowadays is they replace organs with Electronics e.g Copeman Harts Makins ect.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would appear from this article that headless griffins are more significant than the cathedral organ Rolling Eyes
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/south_east/6412077.stm
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They have now apparently jury-rigged a single manual and pedal board, so i tis partially usable.

Rob, if you look at the links posted previously you will see that they are planning a new, real, organ.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hit by lightning, perhaps?
Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So long as the insurers don't decide it was an act of God...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Organ was infact quite a bad way before anyway It need restoring long before the current problem now - I know one of the organ tuners who tune it as I get all the goss!!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lancecornea wrote:
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Hit by lightning, perhaps?
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Sort of - an act of "God" from a great height Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would just like to say, that despite the problems with the organ, Llandaff cathedral choir absolutely rocks.

Ofcourse I'm not an official spokesperson for Llandaff ...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Presumably, this was an 'act of the Divine Arsonist' rather than His humbler assistant, the Diocesan Arsonist Twisted Evil But was the fire aided by the carpet in the loft which was, allegedly, installed by the Dean & Chapter after a certain Organist indicated when he felt that the sermon had reached its conclusion by dropping hymn books onto the floor of the loft. Shocked

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was only th ewiring that was fried (as I understand it) rather than any wider conflagration.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldnt like to comment!! Confused Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool

This thread has had an unusual amount of hits in a very short space of time ....
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was surprised by WickedChorister's tag - There's more to life than Christus factus est.

It certainly has to be one of the more beautiful chants of the Triduum as it expresses the depth of God's love for us. I'm not sure there's much more in life.
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