Fraser Gartshore

Organist | Pianist | Conductor | YouTuber

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Fraser Gartshore is a Scottish/German organist, conductor and YouTuber. But you already knew that.

St Peter and Paul in Weidenhahn, a tiny village in the middle of the Westerwald, is a rather beautiful church. Instead of a central vault, the church features a double-vaulted ceiling with ornately central pillars holding the whole building together.

The organ is the second instrument to grace the church with its music – the original organ was removed and replaced with an instrument by German organ-builder Oberlinger. It is a 2-manual and pedal instrument with mechanical action and some rather lovely stops, including wonderful flutes and a soft pedal posaune that sounds more like a bassoon.

I play regularly in Weidenhahn and we visited the organ back in Summer 2019 to record a YouTube video demonstrating the instrument.


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