Views: 48 (29 Unique) 
Vote 15
Award Shortlist   

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.



Tags: Architecture Organ Hexham abbey Phelps

Voters: buxton, andylea, morpheus1955 and 12 more

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here

Exclusive 25% off Affinity Photo: Professional photo editing with no subscription!


CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
22 Nov 2011 8:11PM
A magnificent organ, Mike, and perfectly captured by yourself. Carol

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
23 Nov 2011 1:05PM would be marvelous to hear that instrument!
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
23 Nov 2011 4:50PM
I can imagine the

MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
23 Nov 2011 6:47PM
Yet another superb interior, Mike Smile

Fran x
cheesey 12 2 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 3:51PM
Love this one Mike, deserves a lot more attention.
Regards Cheesey.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 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

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.