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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

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1871 Henry Willis; 1933 Harrison; 2004 Mander organ at Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK

 

1871 Henry Willis; 1933 Harrison; 2004 Mander organ at Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK

 

1871 Henry Willis; 1933 Harrison; 2004 Mander organ at Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK

 

1871 Henry Willis; 1933 Harrison; 2004 Mander organ at Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK

Opened in 1871 ‘to promote understanding and appreciation of the Arts and Sciences’, the Royal Albert Hall continues as a vibrant cultural mecca in the South Kensington area of London. The original ‘Father’ Henry Willis organ of 111 stops was, in 1871, the world’s largest. Further expanded to 146 stops by Harrison & Harrison in 1924-1933, the organ received one additional stop during restorative renovations by Mander Organs completed in 2004. This is the largest secular pipe organ in England and is within the top twenty largest instruments worldwide. It is second in England behind the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral instrument built by Henry Willis III, which today boasts 152 stops.

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