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The Oldest Playable Organ in the World Part 2 - Diane Bish

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Uploaded on Jun 7, 2010

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Organist Diane Bish and the television crew travel to the Fortress Cathedral in Sion, Switzerland to play the oldest playable organ in the world.

A clip from "New York Times", Paul Hoffman:

"One of the more unusual attractions of the Swiss canton of Valais is a 600-year-old organ, believed to be the oldest functioning organ in the world. It is housed in an 800-year-old fortress-church on a hill in Sion, the capital of the Canton.

"The organ, built in 1390 and most recently restored in 1954, is mounted on a wooden pulpit jutting out like a ship's bow from the rear wall of the Romanesque-Gothic church, once the Cathedral of Sion and one of Switzerland's most haunting edifices."

Organ Specifications:

(10 Ranks, 8 registers)
Pedal
Bass II

Manual
Principal 8
Octaf 4
Copl 4
Quint major 2 2/3
Superoctaf 2
Quint minor 1 1/3
Mixtur II

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