I know nothing of his origin, except the fact of his being an Englishman, or what his first calling had been; but he had evolved among us from a house-painter to an organ-builder, and he had a passionate love of music.
I believe I was rather more willing to accept it as a faithful portraiture then than I should be now; and I certainly never made any question of it with my friend the organ-builder. 'Martin Chuzzlewit' was a favorite book with him, and so was the 'Old Curiosity Shop.' No doubt a fancied affinity with Tom Pinch through their common love of music made him like that most sentimental and improbable personage, whom he would have disowned and laughed to scorn if he had met him in life; but it was a purely altruistic sympathy that he felt with Little Nell and her grandfather.
Klais, a fourth-generation organ-builder
, describes what a dream it was to work with the warm-hearted Guillou on the Leon cathedral.
This volume, however, commemorates a Tyrolean organ-builder
, Johann Konrad Worle (1701-1777), later known by the Italian form of his name, Giovanni Corrado Verle, who worked by far the greater part of his life in Rome, where he was an active member of a group of German expatriots called the Confraternita di S Maria della Pieta.
In addition to the music by the Leipzig genius, the Arta label has two such aces: the organist Jaroslav Tuma and the organ-builder
Vladimir Slajch, two masters who would today seem to be inseparable.
The Baroque-style organ in Beall Hall, built by Jrgen Ahrend in 1971, was spruced up this year by Tacoma organ-builder
The six-month project, in 1981, involved more than 4,000 man hours and was masterminded by Nigel Church, an organ-builder
based at Stamfordham.
The organ was made in 1884 by legendary organ-builder
'Father' Willis, who made organs for the Royal Albert Hall and St Paul's Cathedral.
Alastair, a qualified organ-builder
, joined the company in 1964 and was managing director of the organ side when it closed in 2004.
Admittedly some of this is amusingly obscure: we read, for instance, that a certain John de John, a French organ-builder
to Henry VIII, was paid for material to make a "gown coloured Puke, with a fur of black bogie" (p.
David Wood, of Wood organ-builders
on St Andrews Road, Huddersfield, helped cons truct and maintain the instrument.