William Partridge ascends the stairs to the balcony on which the organ's keyboards, controls and most of its pipes are located. He pauses to unlock a closet and turn on the surprisingly modest waist-high turbine that blows air through the pipes. He then proceeds to the keyboards, flicks a few switches and leans into Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor," swaying as his hands roam across four keyboards and his feet play across a generous spread of pedals. The mighty 5,000-pipe 1965 Aeolian-Skinner fills stately Christ Church Cathedral with the mournful bellow of the spooky piece, bringing to mind Vincent Price or some other madman coaxing evil from an organ as a thunderstorm rages without... More >>>