Bristol Cathedral in The Organ Posted April 25, 2020 On 23/04/2020 at 06:42, Andrew Butler said: As a former member of the cathedral congregation, and having played this organ, this seems a sensible scheme - particularly the Clarion Mixture. Clifford Harker used to play RH up an octave with a big congregation. However, I am surprised at the same nomenclature for two Clarinets...? I am also struggling with the logic of an Acoustic Bourdon at 32' AND a separate Quint stop from the Bourdon.....? I can think of at least one Cathedral organ with both a Choir and a Solo 'Corno di Bassetto', both of different character however. It seems like a useful idea to have the Bourdon available at 32ft pitch as a softer alternative to the 32ft Open Wood, especially further up the compass where an Open Wood would tend to be too big to use underneath Swell strings, for example. The Walker at Sacred Heart Wimbledon has this feature and it is very useful.