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Image from page 76 of "The box of whistles : an illustrated book on organ cases: with notes on organs at home and abroad" (1877)

Identifier: boxofwhistlesill00norb2

Title: The box of whistles : an illustrated book on organ cases: with notes on organs at home and abroad

Year: 1877 (1870s)

Authors: Norbury, John

Subjects: Organ (Musical instrument)

Publisher: London : Bradbury, Agnew, & co.

Contributing Library: Boston Public Library

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of pipes, seven in each ; then a flatof four pipes, and at each end a tower of seven pipes. The organ loft is white, and supported byeight Ionic columns, with bronze capitals, and the culs-de-lampe of the three towers of the Choir Organarc also bronze. The pipes had gilt mouths, the wood-work was all brown oak, much carved withfestoons of flowers, and sham curtains for claires-voies. I heard the organ at a week-day eveningservice, the tone was good, but wanting in fulness. I suspect I did not hear the full power. 1872. UTRECHT. THE CATHEDRAL [St. Martin).—The organ stands where the nave of the Cathedral,which has fallen down, commenced, and beneath it is a pulpit with a square sounding-board. It isa new instrument, of a light yellow colour, in modem German Gothic. The great case consists ofthree equal towers, of seven pipes each, tlie centre sunnounted by King David, and the others bypinnacles of open-work ; and an open-work gallery joins these together, beneath which are two flats,


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ST Lawrence (Groote Kerk) Botterdam. 17™ Sept. 1872. NOTES ON GERMAN ORGANS. 25 the upper part of which is an ehiborate Gothic window, the background of dark blue, with fourand twenty pipes in each, divided by the mullion of the window. The Choir Organ consists ofa large gable, of open Gothic work, between two pinnacled towers of seven pipes each. In thecentre is a sort of Gothic window, with two flats of twelve JDipes, and on each side, a flat with adouble tier of pipes, adjoining the towers. A gallery, decorated with quatre-foils, connects thetwo organs. The mouths of the pipes are gilt, and there is some gilding about the case, whichcannot be called a handsome one, as it violates all the rules of what a good organ case shouldbe. 1872. ST. NICOLAS.—At the west end is a very curious little old organ, with a quaint ChoirOrgan in front, supported by a single square column. It consists of two flat overhanging towers,with an angular centre tower, rather taUer, all crowned with Gothic



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