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Thomas Dressler
Sep-09-2005, 19:25
I'm thinking about updating the Pipe Organ Resources posting on this forum. This will be a resource that is always evolving, as I certainly cannot pretend to know of every resource out there. I welcome any suggestions about what might be added to this list. If you have a suggestion, please write me privately and I'll check it out.

Thanks!

Thomas Dressler

Peter Rodwell
Sep-21-2005, 00:40
You may like to consider including the International Organ Foundation Web site: http://www.intorg.org

We have an online searchable database of over 3000 pipe organs in 49 countries world wide, which members of this list may find useful. The catalogue is constantly increasing at a rate that varies wildly according to how busy I am work-wise. List members are also invited to send in contributions for the catalogue - there's a page of instructions on how to do this. We also have an online international organ dictionary in 7 languages and other pages of pipe organ interest.

Peter.

Thomas Dressler
Sep-22-2005, 04:27
Hi Peter--I checked out your website. WOW that's an ambitious project! Have you seen the Organ Historical Society's online database of American organs? (http://organsociety.bsc.edu/) They've been working on this for years and it's still not completely accurate, even for the old organs. (I checked out the one I play on in Lambertville, NJ and had to correct the entries.) Is there a way you could link to this database or include it in yours? That would save you an awful lot of redundant work, at least on American organs.

At any rate, I think this is a good idea. I'm collecting ideas and waiting for a time when I can really sit for awhile and rework the resources page. Best wishes with your project!

Thomas Dressler (http://www.thomasdressler.com)

Peter Rodwell
Sep-29-2005, 09:22
Hi Thomas: Yes, I have seen the OHS database. There's no convenient way of linking it to our database, unfortunately, at least for the moment. I did have a page of links on my site some years ago but trying to keep it up to date was a non-trivial task. I do all this in my spare time and have to give priority to adding to the database, so I removed the page rather than bother people with a lot of useless links.

Peter.

harfo32
Oct-09-2005, 11:50
Hello Thomas. Is Organs and Organists online included in your database? A non commercial site with some 200 downloadable mp3's contributed by members from around the world. http://www.organsandorganistsonline.com/
Started just over a year ago, the site has attracted performances from Professional Organists and Recitalists such as David M Patrick, Aarnoud de Groen and Roger Fisher, Cathedral organists such as Mark Quarmby (Sydney) and Dr June Nixon (Melbourne)as well as younger players such as Jarle Fagerheim, Nick Russotto and Jon Kristian Fjellestad. The site includes sound files, Organs of Interest, Photo Galleries and articles and reviews. The site is updated weekly.
John Foss

Krummhorn
Jul-11-2007, 23:47
Organs and Organists Online went "offline" for awhile during transition of ownership. The revised url is: http://www.organsandorganistsonline.co.uk/ . The site is under construction under new ownership by Timothy Grenz from what I have gathered from emails received. Please note the url change.

[edit: 10-Aug-2007] Good news ... O.O. & O. is back online again :grin: The site is once again fully operational (see link above).

jerzy.nowicki
Aug-10-2007, 23:41
I know it may be a problem to understand our language. Anyway, there is a database of Polish organ. The url is: http://www.organy.art.pl/instrumenty.php
You'll see a list of instruments after selecting the city.

Most recently used words:
kościół - church
katedra - cathedral
akademia muzyczna - music academy
kaplica - chapel

Albert
Dec-11-2007, 00:35
I'm thinking about updating the Pipe Organ Resources posting on this forum. This will be a resource that is always evolving, as I certainly cannot pretend to know of every resource out there. I welcome any suggestions about what might be added to this list. If you have a suggestion, please write me privately and I'll check it out.

Thanks!

Thomas Dressler

Wow! You are a bear for punishment!

I will offer what little assistance I can to you. I am a database programmer, so I might be able to come up with a system for you that will allow you to set things up to the point of writing out basic web pages.

jerzy.nowicki
Dec-11-2007, 02:01
I like design of http://www.organsandorganistsonline.co.uk/, but the gallery is working too slow.

Contratrombone64
Dec-11-2007, 03:03
jerzy - thanks for the link - I've book marked it ... I could get any of the organs (except ironically Australian ones) to come up.

Contratrombone64
Dec-11-2007, 03:05
I know it may be a problem to understand our language. Anyway, there is a database of Polish organ. The url is: http://www.organy.art.pl/instrumenty.php
You'll see a list of instruments after selecting the city.

Most recently used words:
kościół - church
katedra - cathedral
akademia muzyczna - music academy
kaplica - chapel

Nice website - wish it had an English version!!

jerzy.nowicki
Dec-11-2007, 12:49
I know, brilliant idea. But... it is not simple. They have to rebuild all the website structure.
Anyway, pictures and stops are the same for all of us, I belive ;-)

There is one more recent word:
parafia - parish

methodistgirl
Dec-11-2007, 19:09
I would rather that the pipe organ resources stayed the same. I like it
like it is. Excuse my grammar on that!:grin:
judy tooley

Contratrombone64
Dec-12-2007, 00:28
As I have no Polish it was difficult to navigate around ... keeping it the way it is is all very well, but if they want to attract an international audience, and an interest in people visiting Poland to see organs (for example) then an English version is almost mandatory. Most European websites offer both.

jerzy.nowicki
Dec-12-2007, 00:44
Thanks... my grammas is also not too good, so don't worry ;-)
The organ You've seen is not in "my" church. My friend needs help in "his" church sometimes. You can read more here: http://www.organy.art.pl/instrumenty.php?instr_id=881
I may try to translate it a little if you want.
BTW. do you have any picture of your organ?

Contratrombone64
Dec-13-2007, 01:41
jerzy - if you look at this website you'll see a photo of the organ at my church:

http://www.sydneyorgan.com/CCSL.html

Krummhorn
Dec-13-2007, 06:24
Beautiful looking sanctuary, CT. I bet the acoustics are quite grand also.

So, where does the choir sit/stand when doing anthems? Seems like it would require an assistant to watch the director and transmit the same direction to the organist.

methodistgirl
Dec-14-2007, 00:54
Thanks... my grammas is also not too good, so don't worry ;-)
The organ You've seen is not in "my" church. My friend needs help in "his" church sometimes. You can read more here: http://www.organy.art.pl/instrumenty.php?instr_id=881
I may try to translate it a little if you want.
BTW. do you have any picture of your organ?
Yes I do! Look at the avatar under my name of the methodist church
I go to and look up my profile!;)
judy tooley

quasimodo1
Nov-10-2008, 08:55
Being a new member, forgive the intrusion into your conversation. Basically, I'm interested in sources relating to Mr. Bach's Tocatta Fuge. Any links or references would be appreciated.

Krummhorn
Nov-10-2008, 17:32
Hi quasimodo1 ... and Welcome to MIMF :wave:

Ask and you shall receive ... check out this internal thread of the site owner, Sir Frederik Magle, playing the Bach Toccata & Fugue (http://www.magle.dk/music-forums/23-bach-toccata-fugue-d.html) an famous organ.

Dorsetmike
Dec-29-2008, 23:29
I've now added two UK organ stop lists to the Magle Wiki, Wimborne Minster and Salisbury Cathedral

http://wiki.magle.dk/index.php/Category:Organs_and_Stop_Lists

I'd appreciate some feedback, like too much or not enough information, format, any other links you know of for the ones already done and possible links to others which can be added.

Hopefully found a couple more to process, Great Malvern Abbey and possibly Christchurch Priory. I had a trawl round the net for details of organs in larger, older towns in my area, you would think organ was a dirty word, hardly any mentions and so far only one possible specification. Winchester Cathedral for example, very old, but next to no detail on the organ, apart from a claim that it is a good one, a Father Willis built originally for the great Exhibition in 1851 but no specification.

Cheers MIKE

Corno Dolce
Dec-29-2008, 23:49
Oh my goodness - I missed quasimodo1 - Drats.......

Well, better late than never---

Welcome Aboard Quasimodo1 - Please do make yourself feel right at home and stay for a spell as this form is highly addictive.

Aloha Mike,

Have you visited the following site?: http://www.die-orgelseite.de/index_e.html

There is a stoplist of the Winchester Cathedral Organ. The site mentions that 17 *new stops* were added to the Willis machine by two other firms. Willis himself had added two tuba stops to the original scheme.

Cheerio,

CD :tiphat::tiphat::tiphat:

Dorsetmike
Dec-30-2008, 14:53
Hi CD, I visited the site you linked, the man wants lots of money for access to his database, however in the links on his site I found

http://www.npor.org.uk/xnpor_search_keyword.shtml

As an example of the information available enter "winchester cathedral" in the search box then click "submit"

To see the specification and other information at a particular survey date, click on the "See details of .........."

A massive list of just about every UK pipe organ, just enter a town or church name if known and it gives specifications, history, some photos and sometimes comments, one which caught my eye for a small village church was

Effective little organ but dominated by Open Diapason

In view of the amount of information (28000 organs) plus copyright considerations would it be better to provide a link (or links) to the site and it's search facility along with a few instructions on how best to use it for what you want?

I will add links for the two organs I have entered on the Wiki so far.

Krummhorn
Dec-30-2008, 17:29
. . . In view of the amount of information (28000 organs) plus copyright considerations would it be better to provide a link (or links) to the site and it's search facility along with a few instructions on how best to use it for what you want?

Yes, it would be best for everyone concerned. Thanks for asking ;)


I will add links for the two organs I have entered on the Wiki so far.

Thanks! Nice to make use of this great internal resource.
Now, if the wiki would accept PDF files I could put up CT64's contributions there also. We're working on that ... :crazy:

Dorsetmike
Dec-30-2008, 19:16
Links to NPOR page added to Magle Wiki

http://wiki.magle.dk/index.php/LINKS_TO_THE_UK_NATIONAL_PIPE_ORGAN_REGISTER_%28NP OR%29

Go searching, have fun!!


cheers MIKE http://www.benchinistas.org.uk/forum/Smileys/custom/coffee.gif