De Hammond LaFleur van Frieda Hall

Dan kom je een overlijdensbericht tegen van een organiste en het blijkt, dat ze een uniek orgel achterlaat (welke in 2012 in Duitsland te koop stond).

Hier eerst het overlijdensbericht, het welk een indruk geeft van haar privé-leven.

Published on Wednesday 4 September 2002 17:29 

TALENTED musician Frieda Hall, who shared the stage with such entertainment greats as Morecambe and Wise, has died at the age of 89.
Described as a personality that "sparkled," the revered North Duffield pianist and organist was known by many for concerts and recitals she gave across the country and abroad.
One of four brothers and two sisters who grew up in Selby, she was influenced by both parents playing the organ in the town's Methodist church. At the tender age of four, she had already taken up the piano and gained her first diploma as an 11-year-old.
She married Alan Greenwood in 1934 but retained her maiden name as a performer, partnering the likes of Max Miller, John Hanson and George Formby.
She also accompanied Sir Harry Secombe at a Great Yarmouth performance.



Mrs Hall's daughter, also called Frieda, told this week how the one-time Goon turned to her mother after the recital and said he had never sung as well as when she played for him.
Many local holidaymakers who enjoyed her Scarborough summer seasons will fondly remember the pianist, who played musical styles from classics by Chopin and Bach through to modern jazz and swing.

Frieda said of her mother: "The things I remember most are watching her play in concerts and on television, which was very exciting. She always looked very glamorous. I remember at school being taken out of classes to listen to a broadcast of her playing."


Mrs. Hall, Lady Mayoress during years living in Keighley, returned to the area 17 years ago after her husband's death.

Frieda said: "Everyone in the village says how lovely she was. They all say she was such a nice person. She used to entertain her family for hours. She was a very sparkly person with a lot of charisma and truly wonderful company."

Mrs. Hall, who has another daughter Elizabeth, five grand children and two great grandchildren, died at York District Hospital soon after being admitted on August 29. It is believed she died of pneumonia.

A service celebrating her extraordinary life is held in Selby Methodist Church at 4.30pm on September 6.

Bron:  Selby Times

Hier dan het orgel:


Het gaat om een speciaal voor haar in Engeland in 1937 bij Boosey & Hawkes gebouwde Lafleur, welke als hart een Model CONCERT E  bevat, die voorzien is van een imposante ombouw en voorzien van haar initialen.
Dit orgel draaide op een Tall Boy-Leslie en heeft zijn bijdrage geleverd aan een flink aantal opnames.

Ook gaf ze demonstraties op beurzen (links de Tall-Boy-Leslie)


Op Youtube is een uitgebreid film te vinden over Frieda Hall

Op deze website is een overzicht de zien van een aantal door Boosey en Hawkes gebouwde orgels en wie de eerste eigenaren waren. Helemaal onderaan vinden we ook Frieda's orgel met de tekst:

First sold to Southwark Cathdral 1937.
Subsequently became the organ of famous organist, Frieda Hall's LaFleur Hammond.