New pipe organ dedicated

Manchester Cathedral's brand new pipe organ has now been finished and dedicated. The pipe shades for both east and west sides were designed by Stephen.

The text he used is from the daily office sung or said in the Cathedral, much of it in latin. Consequently Stephen chose words such as 'Hosanna in excelsis', 'Dominus Deus', 'Sanctus', 'Jubilate'. The words (in Stephen's distinctive letterforms) were laser cut in the walnut vaneer oapplied to MDF. Practically every letter is slightly different depending exactly where it lets the sound out from the 4800 pipes hidden inside the instrument.

The 'Stoller Organ', as it is known after its benefactor, replaces the temporary one put in after the Blitz had damaged the original one beyond repair.

 
 

 

pipe shades, stephen raw, Manchester Cathedral     

 

 

 

       pipe organ shades, Stephen Raw, Manchester Cathedral