Event: Church-adornmentÆlfheah 44.enlargement of organ
||Ælfheah 44 enlarged the organ of the Old Minster.
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||... auxistis hic organa
*Ælfheah 44 enlarged the organ and set it on a double foundation. Wulfstan says it was so big and so loud that it was heard everywhere through the town. Ælfheah 44 dedicated the organ to God and built it in honour of St Peter.
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(II, bishop of Winchester, 984-1006; archbishop of Canterbury, 1006-1012)
(Seventy strong men who operated the organ built by Ælfheah 44) : Seventy strong men operated the bellows of the organ. They flexed their arms, dripping with sweat and they eagerly exhorted their companions to drive the air upwards with all their force so that the swelling reservoir might resound with full chamber.
(Two monks who sat together and helped to play the organ of the Old Minster at Winchester) : Two monks sat together and each controlled his own manual.
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