WOW! Thanks so much for such a wonderful resumé of inspirational instruments.
A Willis instrument between Croydon and Sutton in Surrey might also be worth a look
- Andrew Freeman saw fit to mention it in an inspirational connexion in his book and it was sufficiently inspirational the 1960s to make a significant and long lasting impact on me as a boy.
Thank you, David; I appreciate your kind remarks.
It may be worth looking at these two links first:
The information given on the Willis site appears to be fairly recent. However, the work may have now started - or be shortly to commence.
Here may be seen a photograph of the double case, by Ninian Comper (the 'chaire' case is a dummy screen, placed behind the console):
As for the Harrison instrument - those reeds in a public school chapel have the job of competing successfully with the singing of 700 enthusiastic teenagers . . . and work well in that regard . . . !!! However, personally, I have gravitated to the excitement of Isnard and Moucherel.
Well, I can appreciate the sentiment, if not the sound; it is good to hear that they sing well at Charterhouse.
With regard to instruments by Isnard, arguably that at S. Maximin, Provence (1775) is perhaps the most famous extant example of his work. I should certainly like to hear (and play) this organ. However, I must confess that I am even more keen to play the superb Cavaillé-Coll instrument in S. Sernin, Toulouse.