Extract from ‘In Dulci Jubilo’ JS Bach played by Kevin Mulcahy, Assistant Organist
More recently, besides providing a new piston system, which is so helpful to the player, David Wells has added a Tuba 8ft rank, a 32' Acoustic Bass (from the pedal Open Diapason rank) and a Trombone 32' bass octave.
The blower, which was installed in 1936 is a magnificent example of its kind and has been splendidly restored in recent times.
After several years of fund-raising, and a huge amount of work undertaken by our organ builders – Principal Pipe Organs of York – the refurbishment of our organ is now complete. All of the work has been ‘behind the scenes’ and without entering the organ chamber, you will not see any evidence of this. What is most important however, is that the organ is now in a magnificent condition, and will continue to be so for many years to come.
The organ looks well and sounds in good voice! It has a fine case with gilded pipes in the chancel, occupying two bays, and another most impressive case of gigantic proportions speaking into the north transept. This was used as an advertisement by Henry Wills and Sons in the 1920s when the organ was in their care, as it was for many years.