Cross-section of one note of a mechanical-action windchest. At the bottom it shows the wind chest.  Wires pull down valves against the tension of V-shaped springs.  When one is opened air enters into the wide chamber above from which it feeds all the pipes of this note.

Pipe Organs : Their Acoustcs, History and Control

Speaker:  Andrew Moyse

Andrew Moyse, President of the Institute of British Organ Building, has for many years been one of the senior partners at Nicholson's the organ builders and repairers.  In this talk he will cover the physics behind the different tones of the pipe organ and will also review their history and the ways in that the control of the sound has changed in recent years.

The talk is of particular interest because of the program of repair and restoration of the Salisbury Cathedral Organ which is currently under way.

Venue information:
       * Wheelchair access
       * Free parking
       * Coffee and Tea from 19:00

Image: ©  Gérard Janot, Wikimedia
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This event is free to attend and there is no need to register.

Organised By
IOP South West Branch
16 Jan 2020 19:30 to 20:45
Sarum College
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