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Harrison and Harrison at Charterhouse Chapel

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David Pinnegar:

https://youtu.be/PyTWvXKUrII
https://youtu.be/Kbvdd1t0d2k
https://youtu.be/56iadfadpEY
https://youtu.be/AWkUhnqxaDE
demonstrate well what this instrument is all about.

As for the instrument being too loud . . . it can't compete with 700 young people and full orchestra. These sounds must be of the most magnificent of any.

It is of an enormous loss to the organ and musical world, and a loss to our British musical heritage.

It exemplifies why there should be a conservation Code of Conduct for organ builders to ensure that organs are not wilfully destroyed and people be encouraged to keep such instruments in place. The organ conservation world lags behind almost every other area of conservation and ICOMOS specifically values nowadays what is known as "intangible" heritage - which includes the sound of a place. This organ is intrinsic to the sound of its place.

Best wishes

David P

David Pinnegar:
Another recording of this instrument, Robin Wells playing the Guilmant Organ Symphony, is on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaKX1Tpr9-o

Best wishes

David P

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