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Wednesday, 6 October 2010, 12:00AM
Church of St Mary-at-Hill

The German revolution in English organ technology

Robert Smith, Robert Quinney

Pedalling ahead with Mendelssohn:  The German revolution in English organ technology

Robert Quinney, Sub-Organist, Westminster Abbey with Robert Smith, Organist, St Mary-at-Hill

Gresham Professors Sir Christopher Wren and Robert Hooke supervised the rebuilding of St Mary's which still reflects their gracious and spacious vision for their first post-Great Fire church.  In the early 16th century the choir, which included Thomas Tallis and William Munday, sang elaborate daily services.  St Mary-at-Hill boasts what has been described as one of the ten most important organs in the history of British organ building, built by William Hill in 1848 and restored by Mander Organs.

For more information about the organ at St. Mary-at-Hill, please click here.
The other lectures in this series on London's Oragns include the following:
    How liturgy affected the development of the organ
        (the George Pike organ at St. Margaret, Lothbury)
    From Trocadero to Troxy: A Tradition Returns
        (Europe's largest Wurlitzer pipe organ)

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6 October 2010

The German revolution in English organ technology
Robert Smith
Robert Quinney

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