The state of the swell

A chromatic scale on the swell, Saturday 28 May 2022

So what’s actually wrong with our organ?

Essentially it’s getting old! Very little has been done to the organ since it was last rebuilt by Hill, Norman and Beard in 1930. Most organs of this size would have fairly major work done on them every forty years or so to keep everything working. This not being done means that we have lots of components wearing out. We have lots of issues with the leatherwork within the organ, and this has led to unreliability as you can see in this video.

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