Christianity

The Organ (ii)

Wind The accompanying image is taken from Dom Bedos’ ‘ l’art du Facteur d’ Orgues’ (1776), and shows, among other things, a single organ-blower, operating one of three ‘feeders’ – or possibly, pumping two of the [more…]

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European Union

Independence

Throughout this year BBC Radio 3 have been celebrating the centenary of Finnish national independence, their declaration of freedom from Russian rule on 6th December 1917. Being Radio 3, Sibelius’ name and music has been [more…]

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History

The Pythagorean Equation

We consider another quadratic Diophantine equation this time in three variables; namely, the Pythagorean Equation : It is called the Pythagorean Equation although the Ancient Egyptians and Babylonians certainly knew how to generate Pythagorean triples. [more…]

Christianity

The Organ (i)

As, everywhere, yet more low-churchmen and liberals do what their Protestant forebears did in the sixteenth and seventeenth Centuries, cast aside as worthless and despised ‘kists of whistles’ and ‘rags of Popery’, and Organists are [more…]