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Hexham abbey organ

By oldgreyheron      
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.

Wonderful...

Mike

Tags: Architecture Organ Hexham abbey Phelps

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Comments


CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
22 Nov 2011 8:11PM
A magnificent organ, Mike, and perfectly captured by yourself. Carol

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Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
23 Nov 2011 1:05PM
Wow....it would be marvelous to hear that instrument!
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
23 Nov 2011 4:50PM
I can imagine the acoustics...wow...

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MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
23 Nov 2011 6:47PM
Yet another superb interior, Mike Smile

Fran x
cheesey 10 2 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 3:51PM
Love this one Mike, deserves a lot more attention.
Regards Cheesey.
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2012 10:04PM
Did you really get this shot with just jpeg? With so much detail it looks like an HDR shot.
Ps Thanks for vote on The Gyles. It's helped me reach my personal best score!
We've spent some lovely weekends in Hexham at Slaley Hall.GrinGrinKate

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