Latest update: status of organs in Canterbury
Christopher Templeton from South Island Organ Company has updated the Canterbury earthquake organ casualty list. Sobering reading, but in many cases, some cheerful news. Christopher has organised the data into 3 files: by location, organ size and alphabetically. The files can be downloaded from here
Here are shots of the earthquake damage to our own organ.
Twelve additional stops and an upgraded electronics system were among the changes being made to the organ, beginning January 2011. Follow the progress of Rieger Orgelbau's Kaspar Eiler and Dominik Maetzler in our slide-show on the Expansion page here
the first packing crate to the end of the opening festivities
we followed the naissance of the organ with video film, photographs
and text. Updates were added almost daily so that others on the
far side of the world could take part in this life-long dream
of thousands. We hoped the simple text and small photos might
also instruct a little, as well as bringing pleasure; but above
all, this is a documentary, warts and all, of a major event in
The photos and videos are copyright, so
please contact me if you would like to use any.
Photographs and information from the beginning of the installation as shown
can view rare footage of the interior of the organ in "Pictures
at An Exhibition", an arrangement of Mussorgsky's famous work,
recorded by Martin Setchell, with pictures by Philip Trusttum, in
a video/DVD that is now available (PAL multi-zone format) [More...]
view a panoramic turning perspective of the interior of the organ,
click here (821KB)
- the effect is as if you are standing right in the middle of the
Great division, looking around you!!
other division views go here
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Want to know how organ pipes are arranged inside the case?
Here are four pages showing each of the organ divisions, with graphics showing clearly where each of the pipes are.
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Gifts and goodies about pipe organs are available now as t-shirts, calendars, romper suits, mousepads, mugs or postcards, etc etc etc
from our Pipe Organ Gifts and Goodies
of organs for your desktop can be downloaded for free here
free PC screensavers of organs from Europe and Australasia, click