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Lancaster Cathedral

 
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The Old Console






New East-facing
Terraced Console





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Some details

The 1889 Organ by Ainscough of Preston was rebuilt in 2008 & 2009. The interior of the instrument was suffering from a level of dirt which had affected the speech of many pipes. The leatherwork, much of it original, was in a parlous state. The electro-mechanical switching system had also become unreliable. This instrument was comprehensively Cleaned and Overhauled with the re-leathering of the reservoirs and total redesign of soundboard actions, replacement of the transmission and note-switching systems.

The organ is situated in two cases on a west gallery in the cathedral and is, tonally, one of the best instruments in this part of the country: specifically, the Swell reeds are spectacular in the glorious acoustic of this fine Neo-gothic Cathedral. Due to the poor construction quality of the 1970s console, it was decided to replace this with a new East-facing terraced console.




Specification of the organ prior to rebuilding

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2009 Specification of the organ

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