Memoirs of Arthur Hamilton, B. A. of Trinity College, Cambridge

Memoirs of Arthur Hamilton, B. A. of Trinity College, Cambridge

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"[...]at his side. He was playing a Mass of Schubert's, and close to the end, at the last chord but two-he was dying to a very soft close, sliding in handles all over the banks of stops-he nodded with his head to the rows of pedal stops with their red labels, as though to indicate where danger lay. 'Put your hand on the thirty-two foot, ' he said. There it was 'Double open wood 32 ft.' And just as his fingers slid on to the last chord, 'Now, ' he said. "Ah! that was it; the great wooden pipe close to my ear began to blow and quiver; and hark! not sound, but sensation-the great rapturous stir of the air; a drowsy thunder in the roof of nave and choir; the grim saints stirred and rattled ill their leaded casements, while the melodious roar died away as softly as it had begun, sinking to silence with many a murmurous pulsation, many a throb of sighing sound."[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 6.86mm | 231.33g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507680775
  • 9781507680773