Echoes of the Plantagenets – two medieval musical survivors

The Wingfield Organ, owned by the RCO since 2005, and currently in residence at Fotheringhay in Northamptonshire The RCO's Wingfield Organ is now in residence at St Mary's Church in Fotheringhay - which is very appropriate, as both instrument and church are fascinating medieval survivors. A piece of decaying timber found in 1995 behind old pews and lumber in the churchyard shed at Wingfield, Suffolk, proved to be the remains of a soundboard of a 16th century instrument.  As part of the RCO's Early English Organ Project, the original organ was extrapolated using additional evidence from…

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