New Organ Pistons for Oakham

The work on upgrading the piston system on the organ at Oakham has now been completed. I was asked before the upgrade what difference there would be in what we heard, and I answered ‘None’, because the extra pistons and extra memory channels increase the flexibility of the instrument considerably, but not the actual sound. However, that was not entirely true last Sunday, as the Trumpet stop turned itself on permanently for the final hymn in the morning, and Evensong had to be accompanied using only the Swell manual! This has now been fixed, so we should be back to normal today! We are planning a recital in the Spring when we will demonstrate the work that has been done – watch this space!