David Drinkell Posted July 5, 2011 Share Posted July 5, 2011 Without voicing an opinion about the nave organ, I feel inclined to pose a question about the 'Hill'. Is it? HNB restored it in 1930 and moved some of the departments. They rebuilt it in 1950 with a new console. There have been sundry but major peppings-up since. It's a long, long time since I played it - in Mervyn Byers' time as organist - but I well remember that the reeds, at least, did not sound much like 1909 Hill. In general, it felt like a mid-twentieth century Hill, Norman & Beard organ. No criticism intended - they turned out some fine stuff (Holbrook School, Suffolk, for example) - but quite different from vintage Hill. If it is restored, it will be interesting to see what stage of its existence is taken as the basis. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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