The Organ (v)

But for Barker’s invention (plagiarising?) of the pneumatic lever that Cavaillé-Coll had made such use of in St. Sulpice, such vast organs, using such high wind-pressures, would not have been practicable – no organist would [more…]


The Organ (iv)

By about 1850, not only had large numbers of Cathedral Organs been re-built, incorporating the latest mechanical contrivances, and improvements in terms of type and range of sounds, but many Parish Churches, too, had had [more…]



And now for something completely different. I’m not going to say this on behalf of anybody, I’m speaking for no one but myself. Particularly, I’m not saying any of the things I’m going to say [more…]