Worcester Cathedral


Worcester Cathedral

The new four-manual organ in the Quire replaced a thrice-altered instrument by Robert Hope-Jones that was poorly-positioned, both visually and acoustically.

The AIOA-accredited adviser reported that the only sensible way forward was to commission a new instrument in a new and much better location. He managed the complex negotiations needed to make the new instrument a reality. The organ retains one distinctive Hope-Jones rank of pipes and Scott-designed foliage and figure carving from the previous organ cases.

Mechanical action not being physically possible, the adviser was also involved in the development of the innovative and very responsive all-electric action.