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    Tribute to Peter Hurford

    One of England's most talented organists and a wonderful servant of music, Peter Hurford.

    J.S. Bach
    Sinfonia
    Cantata No. 29
    BWV 29/1
    'Wir danken dir, Gott'
    Northern Sinfonia
    Organ Soloist - Peter Hurford
    Conductor - Richard Hickox

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=wksoe1...eature=related

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    There is a CD around of Peter Hurford playing the organ at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. It was done years ago, and there's a "disclaimer" that at that time the organ was a four-manual - the combined Skinner and Schlicker organs. Nowadays it's a five with pipes in every nook and cranny. At one time there were balconies in the back of the sanctuary and the upper level of both sides of the crossing. Now they are all full of pipes.

    I guess they don't need the seating any more. Back when Dr. Fifield was the minister, First L. A. was the largest Congregational church in the nation. But that was largely back in the 1940's and '50s. He was the senior minister for 32 1/2 years. They have gone through a whole roll call of them since then.

    Hurford was known in his recordings for authenticity of organs to fit the composers' time and pretty well what type of organ the composer had at his disposal.

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    Thanks Dll927,

    Yes, I rate Peter Hurford very highly. Thanks for this information.

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