This issue looks at the life and music of Jean Langlais. Colin Walsh has written an excellent ‘You can play this’ feature and he also writes about his lessons with Langlais.
Peter Bassett concludes his series on how to learn the organ as an adult and John Norman explains about the internal workings of the organ. Shirley Ratcliffe talks to Edward Higginbottom about his life at New College, Oxford, and Paul Hale looks at the new instruments installed at Arundel and Cheltenham Ladies’s College. As Nigel Allcoat’s excellent improvisation lessons are now ended, we are very pleased to include the first article from John Wells about articulation and accents in organ music.
Returning to Langlais, Marjorie Bruce looks at the Man in his Music and Kathleen Thomerson investigates the connection between folklore and his work.
The centre spread is the organ of Ste Clotilde – an instrument with a chequered history – and this issue’s anthem is Prayer Jor Peace by Alan Bullard.
Page 7: Jean Langlais: The Man in his Music Marjorie Bruce
Page 13: West-end wonders at Arundel and Cheltenham Paul Hale
Page 17: Folklore in the Music of Jean Langlais Kathleen Thomerson
Page 24: I do like to be beside the C side John Norman
Page 27: Learning with Langlais Colin Walsh
Page 30: A way of life, Edward Higginbottom in conversation with Shirley Ratcliffe
Page 33: Learning the organ as an adult (4) Peter Bassett
Page 40: Warm-ups – 1 Dr John Bertalot
Page 43: Power and Passion John Wells
Page 51: You can play this Colin Walsh
Page 62: Taxing finances Bob Jones
Page 63: Guidelines for the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme – Pipe organs Barry Williams
Page 64: House organ at Newby End Farm John Kitchen
Page 65: Continuo Richard Popple
Page 66: Accounts
Page 67 News from the Advisory Committee and the AGM
Page 68: Plymouth and District Organists’ Association
Page 70: Association Reports
Page 76: Association News
Page 79: CD Reviews
Page 95: Organ Music Reviews
Page 97: DVD Reviews
Page 98: Book Reviews
Page 99: Letters