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Don’t look up

24 November 2017

From a chapter, “Mountaineering Gear Optional”, on the vertiginous aspects of organ lofts and their spiral staircases, including a perilous organ seat with nothing behind it, in Jenny Setchell’s glossy, lavishly colourful, and amusing Organs and Organists: Their inside stories (Musikverlag Dr. J. Butz/Pipeline Press, www.pipelinepress.com, £19.95 (£17.95); 978-3-928412-21-6). It includes anecdotes, many fine photos of organs around the world, reflections on organists and their lives, cartoons, church notices, and even instructive information

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