Photographer's Note

Following on from my last photo, this is another taken in the main hall of Glasgow's recently renovated Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Not only can you enter this place and admire its many splendid artworks free of charge, but every day at 1 p.m. the public are treated to a wonderful organ recital - again at no cost. So you can sit in the café with some lunch and a cup of tea and enjoy the fine music. Unfortunately you have to pay for your food!

For those interested, this mighty organ was built in London by Lewis & Co., organ builders, for the occasion of Glasgow Exhibition in 1901 and is considered to be the most superior of its kind in the west of Scotland. It has three manuals, Great, Swell and Choir as well as Pedal and has 48 speaking stops. You can read its full specification here.

The other advantage of this magnificent organ is that it is not installed in a church or cathedral and so organ recitals here usually include popular music by the likes of Queen, David Bowie, Scott Joplin and others as well as the more usual Bach, Handel or Buxtehude.

Here you can hear Sousa's "Liberty Bell" being played.

ISO 800, 1/60 sec at f/4.5, focal length 40mm.

And here you can see a larger version of this photograph.

Also, if you look carefully just above the entrance doorways, you will see two screens - one shows the organist playing the keyboards of the organ and the other shows his feet working the pedals.

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Additional Photos by John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1985 W: 427 N: 7659] (30513)
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