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The world's most spectacular organs
First unveiled in 1834, this organ in Birmingham Town Hall boasts enormous 32 foot pipes that were, for the first time in England, incorporated into the decorative case front. Paid for from public funds, it was the largest organ in England at the time. Even today, with its 6000 pipes, it is still comparable with the most powerful of cathedral organs around the world. It’s been constantly used in weekly recitals given by a string of city organists.