© Maggie Kilbey & Marcel Glover 2021-2022
St Andrew, West Bradenham (Norfolk)
Barrel Organs in English Parish Churches
Dumb organist. Unfortunately it cannot be attached to the organ’s keyboard, and it is therefore unplayable. In 1957 it was loaned to the Exhibition of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Barrel Organs held in St Martin’s, Ludgate Hill, London. It was used in 1958 when the church was re-opened following restoration; to mark the occasion recordings were made by the BBC for inclusion in the radio programme ‘East Anglian Highlights’ broadcast 14 February 1958. Two barrels x 7 tunes. [There are no links to recordings of this instrument.]
BARREL 1
Tune
1.1
Double Chant: Davey
1.2
London New
1.3
St Anne
1.4
Angels Song
1.5
Old 100th
1.6
Shirland
1.7
Double Chant: Boyce
References: Diss Express (13 Oct. 1933), p.9; [Handlist] International Congress of Organists, Exhibition of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Barrel Organs […] at St Martin’s, Ludgate Hill, London, July 30th to August 2nd, 1957; Lynn Advertiser (14 Feb. 1958), p.16; Boston (1959), p.115; Boston & Langwill (1967).
BARREL 2
Tune
2.1
Double Chant: Mornington
2.2
Bedford
2.3
St Stephen
2.4
Morning Hymn
2.5
Wareham
2.6
[unknown]
2.7
Double Chant: Crotch
© Maggie Kilbey & Marcel Glover 2021-2022
Barrel Organs in English Parish Churches
St Andrew, West Bradenham (Norfolk)
Dumb organist. Unfortunately it cannot be attached to the organ’s keyboard, and it is therefore unplayable. In 1957 it was loaned to the Exhibition of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Barrel Organs held in St Martin’s, Ludgate Hill, London. It was used in 1958 when the church was re-opened following restoration; to mark the occasion recordings were made by the BBC for inclusion in the radio programme ‘East Anglian Highlights’ broadcast 14 February 1958. Two barrels x 7 tunes. [There are no links to recordings of this instrument.]
References: Diss Express (13 Oct. 1933), p.9; [Handlist] International Congress of Organists, Exhibition of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Barrel Organs […] at St Martin’s, Ludgate Hill, London, July 30th to August 2nd, 1957; Lynn Advertiser (14 Feb. 1958), p.16; Boston (1959), p.115; Boston & Langwill (1967).
BARREL 1
Tune
1.1
Double Chant: Davey
1.2
London New
1.3
St Anne
1.4
Angels Song
1.5
Old 100th
1.6
Shirland
1.7
Double Chant: Boyce
BARREL 2
Tune
2.1
Double Chant: Mornington
2.2
Bedford
2.3
St Stephen
2.4
Morning Hymn
2.5
Wareham
2.6
[unknown]
2.7
Double Chant: Crotch