Discover Ripon Cathedral's Historic Organ

Ripon Cathedral's historic organ has provided beautiful music for generations - sample this yourself or discover the history of this unique instrument below.

Tim Harper's Virtual Organ Concerts: the Six Sixes

Six is regarded as a ‘perfect’ number, since 1+2+3 = 1x2x3 = 6. In the Bible, it is also the number of days God took to create the world before resting on the Sabbath. Therefore, composing works in sets of this number holds a certain attraction for musical numerologists.

Over the course of this series, we will hear six of them: J. S. Bach’s six Trio Sonatas & ‘Schübler’ Chorales, Mendelssohn’s Six Sonatas (Op. 65), Howells’ Six Pieces of 1940, John Joubert’s Six Short Preludes on English Hymn-Tunes for chamber organ (1990) and, in celebration of his 150th anniversary, the Finals from Louis Vierne’s six Organ Symphonies.

History and Specification

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