Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Rank on Rank
The Auckland Town Hall Pipe Organ grows daily. I am fascinated and inspired by rank after rank of beautiful pipes being installed by the small team from Klais, Bonn. From the rank of the smallest pipes, with the littlest of all being no more than 6cms in height to the mighty 32-foot Oboe this musical instrument is a work of art and rightly claims the title ‘King of Instruments’ (W. A. Mozart). The job is up to schedule and planning for the opening next March is in hand. All the citizens who have donated through our ‘Become an Organ Donor’ programme will receive an invitation to the relaunch of this wonderful city amenity. I am sure this instrument will bring a renewed enthusiasm for and interest in the world of the music of the pipe organ.