Saturday, March 20, 2010

Great Britain: Gloucester Cathedral

This is part of the set of six stamps issued in 2008 marking important organs and cathedrals in Great Britain. It's denominated 50p. It features the organ at Gloucester Cathedral, west of London. You can get a history of the music at the cathedral here. There is a helpful page on the organ here, and a specification here. The current organ is a 1971 Hill Norman and Beard, which underwent renovation in 1999 by the Nicholson firm. Mark Jameson has prepared a helpful article on the entire set of stamps in The Organ Club Journal.

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