John Higgins (organist from Whyalla South Australia) and Mark Fisher curator of the Sydney Opera House Grand pipe organ, in New South Wales, Australia, inside the organ chamber. The organ was built by Ronald Sharp and completed in 1979, consisting of six divisions (five manuals and pedalboard) and is the largest tracker action pipe organ ever build. The organ is considered to be in the baroque style and has 131 speaking stops and 200 ranks totaling 10,154 pipes. The organ also has an electronic capture and playback system, enabling the organist to listen to their rehearsals from different locations in the concert hall.
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Drs. Vidas Pinkevicius and Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene
Organists of Vilnius University , creators of Secrets of Organ Playing.
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Don't have an organ at home?
Download paper manuals and pedals, print them out, cut the white spaces, tape the sheets together and you'll be ready to practice anywhere where is a desk and floor. Make sure you have a higher chair.