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Oxford Town Hall

Updated: Oct 25, 2018

I rounded out my trip to England with a lunchtime recital at the Oxford Town Hall. This was an exceptionally fun but challenging experience. It has been said that playing the Oxford Town Hall organ requires the skill of a tightrope walker. This is because the "Father" Willis organ, built in 1897, has no presets, leaving the registration to the page turner ... but I hadn't been told until I got there and didn't have a page turner. I had to enlist the help of a non-musician friend to work the stops on the right-side console while I worked the stops on the left-side console ... Whew!!! In the end, the recital went off without a hitch, and I ultimately had a wonderful time.

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