At Chelmsford Cathedral we are proud to have commissioned a new four-manual organ for the Cathedral from N P Mander Ltd, and we expect this to be installed in the course of 1994. It will be the first completely new tracker-action organ to be installed in an English Anglican cathedral this century.
We believe passionately that the English organ tradition is a valid one which should be preserved at all costs, despite the view, fashionable in some quarters, that only continental organ builders are capable of creating organs that have musical integrity.
I believe that the current order books of some of the major English builders will demonstrate an impressive list of exports, a fact which suggests that this tradition is also valued elsewhere in the world.
The Cathedral Office