Short stories featuring musical instruments and those who play them!
Sitting in the organ loft, he arranges his sheets of music, flexes his fingers and prepares the magnificent instrument.
Members of the congregation shuffle their way into the wooden pews which are bathed in tinted sunbeams beneath the glorious stained glass windows of the ancient building.
They mutter to one another as the organist’s fingers lightly dabble the ivory keys, a mantle of delicate tones creating a serene and tranquil atmosphere.
With a blast from the organ, the melody of a much-loved hymn fills the air. A procession of meditative ecclesiastics makes its way down the nave followed by a score of choirboys and lay clerks in their gowns of red and white. As they burst into song the dulcet tones of their mellifluous voices reach heavenward.
Upon reaching their stalls they turn, and their soaring decant enchants the worshippers as they sing along.
Prayers, hymns, anthems and a sermon follow.
Too soon the service is over and the organist plays his closing piece.
The doors are flung open and the congregation makes its way out into the dappled sunlight. The organ falls silent.
His footsteps echo as he walks through the empty cathedral, and leaves.
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