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The abbey organ

The organ at Acorn Abbey is getting up in years. It’s a Baldwin HT2, built around 1966. It has its aches and pains. The speakers sometimes pop because of dirty potentiometers that seem to need another cleaning with Deoxit, and that low pedal B-flat is clicking noticeably and needs new felt. I finally made a video, mainly to preserve the sound of these old Baldwins. There aren’t many of them left.

I’m an amateur organist, and I play only for my own fun and to annoy my friends. I had good teachers, though, and such limited technique as I have is correct organ technique.

If you listen to this with nothing but computer speakers, you won’t hear all the sound. Organs produce high and low frequencies that small speakers can’t reproduce, so unless you use good speakers or good headphones, I’m doing that pedal work for nothing.


  1. Quetal wrote:

    Very entertaining. I used my HiTech Koss speakers with my Mac and enjoyed an old favorite. What year was it when that song was a hit?

    Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Permalink
  2. admin wrote:

    1954! The Chordettes…

    Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

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