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The Organ Before Removal
Before the organ was removed picture, sound and video recordings were made.
You can see a film of the organ(15Mb) operating, made in October 2012.
You can also see the a film of the Swell organ(5Mb) operating.
If you have trouble playing these swf files then 'right click' and 'save file' and then use a program such as swf opener (freeware) http://www.unhsolutions.net/downloads.html
Parts of the organ:-
Front with console, dummy radial pipes and large bass pipes
The worn keyboard and stops
The great organ operating (tracker action) mechanism
The bellows and air reservoir with metal weights on top to maintain air pressure
The great organ pipes
The swell organ shutters (above pipes)
Pedal pipes, wind chest and operating (tracker action) mechanism
The pedal pipes toe board (notice debris and pipes leaning over)
Origin and Development
Press Release 16th October 2012 doc
YEP Article November 2012
Organ Survey pdf
Organ Builders Quotation pdf
Organ before removal
(sights and sounds)
Removal on 5th and 6th November 2012
Visit to the workshop on 23rd January 2013