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Southwark Cathedral

London Bridge

London, Greater London SE1 9DA

United Kingdom

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Royal School of Church Music


Research Fellow
Gonville & Caius College


Registration Master Class


medieval music

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Harry Bramma

(born 1936) read theology and music at Oxford University, studying as organ scholar of Pembroke College. He initially started a career in teaching, and held the post of Director of Music at the King Edward VI School, Retford 1961-63. In 1963 he took the job as assistant organist at Worcester Cathedral, under Christopher Robinson, also becoming Director of Music at the King's School, Worcester in 1965. He spent 12 years in Worcester before his appointment as Director of Music at Southwark Cathedral in 1976.

Harry Bramma Resgistration Master Class | The Southwark and South London Society of Organists [cached]

wles, Callingham, Jones, King, Pilliner, Ramell and Mrs Harper)gathered round the console to learn from Harry Bramma, our President, how to successfully avoid using prepared pistons to change registrations to great effect.

Harry believes that too many organists rely wholly on pistons for registrations, and feels that the result can be less musical than if timbres are selected by hand.
Harry advised using the tuba in the tenor register when soloing out a hymn melody.
Vary the touch eg legato or staccato ( of which Harry said there were at least 100 different types).

Our Honorary President, Harry ... [cached]

Our Honorary President, Harry Bramma, spoke at the end about the role of technology today and it use and misuse with organs and argued that it should not get in the way of the human touch.

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Harry Bramma Hon President We are proud to have Harry as our President. Harry has been one of the very influential figures in English church music over several decades . His career includes being Organist and Director of Music at Southwark Cathedral and Director of the Royal Schools of Church Music. He is also a composer of church music.

In 2006, the boldest project undertaken ... [cached]

In 2006, the boldest project undertaken by the SSLSO, led by Dr William McVicker, Director of Music St Barnabas, Dulwich, Dr Harry Bramma, President of SSLSO, together with Prof David Titterington, Head of Organ Studies at the Royal Academy of Music, produced Grand Chorus, a double CD set of some tremendous organs in the Southwark Diocese.

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