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Oliwa Cathedral, organ (video clip included)

Oliwa Cathedral, organ (video clip included)

We were present (by chance) for an organ recital, and it was magnificent. The angels move and play their gold instruments as directed by the organist. The organ was built in 1763-68 and has been overhauled several times since then, the last in 1966-68. It has more than 5,100 pipes, some of which the organist climbed up a ladder to calibrate while we were there.

My husband took some clips with his iPhone of the recital that give more views of the church:

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Jim Coffman01-Jul-2012 12:08
Extremely nice detail in this great shot.
Isabel Cutler01-Jul-2012 11:56
A treat for your ears, but what a power trip for the organist who gets to control all that!
Graeme01-Jul-2012 11:52
Incredible details again Helen.BV
Stephanie01-Jul-2012 11:10
The angels move? Wow!
This is an amazing organ with good information! Love the stained glass window in the center too! V
joseantonio01-Jul-2012 10:49
Wow, this is something incredible.....