I continue my ecclesiastical (no pun intended) series with another view of Hexham Abbey. This time I am looking from the Nave towards the Crossing and the Rood Screen. The magnificent organ dominates the view.
It is recent - once again I quote from the Abbey Guide Book.
"The organ was built in 1974 by Lawrence Phelps and Associates of Pennsylvania, USA. It comprises 34 stops distributed over two manuals and pedals. It is a tracker organ (that is to say, the keys are connected to the pipes by mechanical action)."
My recollection from information in the abbey is that there are in excess of 2300 pipes, and that the sound can be directed into different sections of the abbey depending on the nature of the service. I'm really sad that I didn't hear it in action.
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