Today we did two organs. The first one was in a tiny church and the organ was too loud. So difficult to hear. What was clear was that the noise woke the bats up. As each piece faded into silence what replaced it was the agitated twittering of bats.
The second organ was in the city church in Naumburg and it was wonderful. Bach wrote the specification for it, someone else built and Bach was asked to inspect it or sign it off and the report he wrote as inspector still exists. We were given a copy. Firstly , it is very beautiful and secondly it sounds wonderful. One third of it is still the original material but every new bit meets Bach's spec. The city is gorgeous with a big area of merchants houses of the 16 and 17th centuries.
Naumbur. A merchant's house
A Naumbur street
The organ is at the other end of the church
And just o show that I can be modern too a refinery on the way home.