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Stories and rumours aside, one only has to read back-issues of The Rotunda to gain an insight into the character of HWIII. He was probably one of the most innovative, well-travelled and open-minded organ builders of his time. Many instruments which bear his name were ground-breaking in one sense or another. That at Westminster Cathedral was (and is) a truly stunning instrument - with a scheme which illustrated clearly that HWIII was not content simply to produce yet another 'Edwardian' * cathedral organ. This said, I do not believe that he was always right - but then, who is? Even his schemes showed many similarities and a clear, often predictable 'house style' (although this is probably inevitable). The work undertaken at Southwark Cathedral, in 1952, was nothing short of disastrous and perhaps indicated that, as HWIII approached old age, he became more intransigent, less able to distinguish true genius in the work of other builders.
The Trondheim Steinmeyer is in quite good hands anywaywith the outstanding Kuhn firm (Männedorf, ZH / CH):http://www.orgelbau.ch/site/index.cfm?1=1&laufnummer=801590&fuseaction=orgelbau.orgelportrait&ID_SITE=52&id_art=4437&vsprache=EN"The original specification of the organ will be reinstated, the pipes restored or reconstructed"(Quote)Best wishes,Pierre