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Viole Octivante rank for St James' Church, Sydney

Updated: Jul 25

Our youngest pipe-maker Chris Shires has just completed a 4' Viole Octaviante rank for our friends at Dobson Organ Builders in Lake City, Iowa, USA.

The solo strings are being remade for St James' Church in Sydney, Australia, to replace those sadly lost in the disastrous fire at Dobson's factory earlier this year.

With C1 at 37mm diameter, these are small-scaled ranks – a challenge to any pipe-maker but very interesting work.

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