The Makin Organ is bright and has delicate Hohl & Spitz flute stops, evocative solo Cromorne, Corno di Bassetto and French horn and interesting harmonic mutations in addition to the usual diapasons, strings and reeds down to the 32 foot Double Open Wood & Contra Bombarde. Electronic phasing is applied to give a three dimensional sound. The manuals are 61 note and the 32 note pedal board is radial/concave. The TV screen on the right hand side of the music rest gives the Organist a view of the conductor.
Maintenance costs are significantly lower than those of a pipe instrument, and tuning is much more reliable. Loudspeaker banks are situated behind the Victorian casework and in the West Gallery. They can be individually selected, or combined. Click here to see the original Organ
Specification. The Priory Organist until May 2000 was Mr Keith Worsman. He is now Organist Emeritus. His successor was
Mr Edward Goldsmith, who stayed with us for just a year before work commitments took him southwards to Lincoln.
Ian Pattinson took over as Organist in September 2001. He is available for professional music tuition and recitals.
Canon Peter would like to install an additional
Pipe organ in the West Gallery and would welcome offers of assistance with this project to fund capital outlay and recurrent maintenance.
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