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organ 125

November 2012

4 manuals
58 speaking stops

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Kenneth Tickell, 2008

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is Sub-Assistant Organist
at Worcester Cathedral

In 2008 Kenneth Tickell Ltd completed a magnificent new Quire Organ for Worcester Cathedral.  Ken himself was present when Adrian Lucas gave a recital here during the IAO'S 2012 Congress.  The Great Organ is housed in a new case at triforium level on the north side of the Quire, with the Choir and Solo divisions behind. The Pedal Organ is similarly housed in a matching case on the south side, with the Swell box behind. The existing large Hill case in the transept continues to house the Pedal 32ft flues that are playable from the new console situated in the south Quire aisle.

The intention for the future is to transfer the old Hill case from the present south transept to the north transept, where it will also contain a two manual and pedal organ for use when the cathedral choir sings at the head of the Nave, and which will be playable from either console.

BOA member James Luxton was appointed Sub-Assistant Organist here from September 2012, and so it seemed particularly appropriate to feature this spectacular new instrument as our 125th Organ of the Month.

You can listen to Nigel Allcoat improvising on the new cathedral organ as November 12's Music of the Month

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