The Organ and Choir of Marlborough College
Performed by Christopher Rathbone, organist, with the choir of Marlborough College, directed by Roy Wilkinson
Wealden label, Cat No. WS 137
1. Liszt: Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H
2. Howells: Siciliano for a High Ceremony
3. Walton: Set me as a seal upon thine heart
1. Cocker: Tuba Tune
2. Gardiner: Evening Hymn
3. Leighton: Improvisation
4. J.S. Bach: Chorale Prelude: Das alte Jahr vergangen ist, BWV 614
5. Messiaen: Joie et clarte des Corps Glorieux
Examined under a strong halogen lamp, both sides are mark-free - genuine Near Mint
Both labels are clean and unmarked with no spindle trails.
The cover has been 'bumped' on two corners but that is all.
The white die-cut paper inner is pristine.
Note: the photos are not 'stock' photos.
GRADING (record / cover)
NEAR MINT / EXCELLENT
GRADING GUIDE - IMPORTANT!
I visually examine all records under a strong 35w halogen lamp, which shows up ALL defects.
I strictly grade my records according to the Rare Record Price Guide (RRPG), which, to me, means as follows:
Mint - Must be sealed or I must have evidence that it has never been played.
Near Mint - Totally unmarked, no scratches, not even faint 'hairlines' / sleeve withdrawal marks or any other signs of play.
Excellent - No scratches, just signs of having been played, such as the odd faint 'hairline' sleeve withdrawal mark that is barely visible under a strong lamp, or spindle trails on the label.
Very Good - The first mild scratches have begun to appear, but only very, very few.
Good - More scratches than Very Good and more severe, but I am confident that the record will play through without skips or sticking and will still provide a good listening experience.
Fair - The record may not play through properly with a chance of it jumping and / or it will play with significant background noise.
Poor - It definitely won't play without skipping or sticking.
Below Near Mint I will use plus or minus with a grade to highlight fine differences.
I also sometimes play-grade records and the final grade is a combination of how it plays and looks.
My cover grades are EXACTLY as stated in Record Collector magazine / RRPG. Therefore, if a cover is defaced, stained or torn it CANNOT grade better than FAIR. Likewise, if any part of the contents are missing it CANNOT grade better than POOR.
All vinyl is dispatched using stiffeners and card mailers.
We recommend the record is cleaned by a professional to maximise the sound quality.
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