How could I have forgotten to mention the arrival of our new pipeless organ on Sunday? While I was off marching the streets of Rome, the pixies from Wyvern were fitting our brand new organ and Sunday was its first sounding. Wow! As I was sitting just below the speakers I can vouch for the volume. Not a stop was left out, I don’t think, and nobody moved at the end until the last note of Karg-Elert’s Nun Danket alle Gott died out (to a round of applause). I am aware that other bloggers have discussed whether congregations should applaud Postludes or not, but I think on this occasion it was surely appropriate. After all, we have been using the piano since the beginning of Lent, and while Andrew did a lovely job accompanying us there is nothing quite like a rousing hymn with all the stops out to stir the soul.
Don’t forget the Bishop is coming to bless said organ on Sunday. What with that and a baptism, don’t expect to get out before lunch!