David Coram Posted September 10, 2006 Share Posted September 10, 2006 MM's recent comments about the Saltaire URC machine got me thinking. Anyone familiar with the distinctive tone of the very large Conacher "sausage organ" at St Mary's Calne (5 manuals, later reduced to 4) would understand this question. It was paid for by Mr Harris of bacon & sausage fame, who had a similar instrument made for his house. Sadly, he didn't provide a fund for its upkeep, and so it's been on life support for at least the last 40 years. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm forming a very general impression that organs whose original construction was funded by wealthy local businessmen etc are often found to be Not Terribly Good. But then, William Hill relied on patronage a lot of the time, and he didn't produce many duffers. Which part of my theory is wrong? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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