Monday, 7 July 2008

New organ?

Not really. This replica of a 17th Century Italian instrument (Lucca) is here for a recording by the Cathedral Choir. New CD recordings are always addressed at this time of year. Mr Thomas Wilson, Acting Assistant Master of Music at the console.

'John the organist' tells me this instrument normally lives at St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood, a large, very fine church in the Anglican Diocese of Southwark, whose main instrument is a splendid Lewis organ.


Anonymous said...

What music is the choir recording this summer?

Anonymous said...

What chapel is it in? It looks very out of place to me, like something from a fairground or music hall!

Mark Langham said...

I gather it is basically Victoria and there is a Mass setting of the period.
The replica instrument is not in any chapel, just in Our Lady's transept. It may be gone by the time you read this. The Music Department needed the specific sound of an Italian Baroque organ - which this delivers. S'all I know :-)