Organist, organ consultant
"Die Orgel ist ein zu kompliziertes Instrument, als daβ sie je vollendet sein könnte: Sie fordert immer von neuem zu Veränderungen heraus." / "The organ is such a complex instrument that it can never be completed; it constantly provokes new variants of itself". (Carl Dahlhaus *1928-1989)
This site is devoted to selected publications and other material relating to organs and organ music with which I have usually had some personal connection. It could well eventually epitomize Dahlhaus' statement above. Your patience is appreciated.
cover-photo One of the few colour images we have of Max Reger and possibly the most accurate. His eyes were indeed blue - another colour portrait portrays them as brown, but this was not the case.
News, forthcoming events
excerpts from David Rumsey's diary of engagements
and other items ...
* Sunday 6th November 11:15
* Sunday 27th November 17:00, Kaiser Augst
Directed by Mischa Meyer, Organist David Rumsey
Including works by
G.F. Händel (Orgelkoncerto Nr. 2 in Bb-Major)
C. Saint-Saëns (Finale from Sinfonie Nr. 3)
A. Campra (Rigaudon)
and diverse other music
* Volume 12 of "The Britannic Organ" is now available.
Searchable Database for "The Britannic Organ"
(includes details of Volume CD & Track Number, track timings &c.)
with particular reference to the organ
updated 23rd December 2012.
Click here to view (pdf)
The database of scanned Welte organ rolls held at the Museum der Musikautomaten in Seewen (August 2012). Available formats are Paradox (.db), QuattroPro (.qpw) and Microsoft Excel (.xlsx).
Key to the database (PDF)
Some newspaper, announcements and critiques of concerts and recordings:
Website created by Keith Griffin
© David Rumsey 2009, 2010 and ongoing