The Organ. Part 1

United Kingdom, 1968

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Episode of Series “We Make Music”.
Simon Preston, speaking from the console of the great Harrison organ in Westminster Abbey, tells of the history and construction of the instrument. He explains the simple theory of sound generation, the problems of providing constant air pressure, and the complexities of playing. Works by Mozart, Purcell and others are played.

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Credits

director

Muir Mathieson

producer

Ken Cameron

production company

World Mirror-Realist Films

Duration

00:18:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1968

Appears in

We Make Music

Group of items

We Make Music

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

007970

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Westminster Abbey

Documentary

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Music - Instruction and study

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Organ - Instruction and study

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

History → History

History → Westminster Abbey

Music & Performing Arts → Music

Music & Performing Arts → Music - Great Britain

Music & Performing Arts → Music - Instruction and study

Music & Performing Arts → Musical instruments

Music & Performing Arts → Musical instruments - Construction

Music & Performing Arts → Organ - History

Music & Performing Arts → Organ music

Places → Westminster Abbey

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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