PIPE ORGANS EXPLAINED: Alan Kitchen

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Title: PIPE ORGANS EXPLAINED: Alan Kitchen

Reference number: 13708

Date: 2019

Director: d. Yushin Toda

Production company: Japan Desk Scotland

Sound: sound

Original format: unknown

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 34.53 mins

Description: Alan Kitchen, organist and Director of Music at Wellington Church, Glasgow, demonstrates and explains the workings of the church's pipe organ.

Credits: p. Fumi Nakabachi and Yushin Toda, Japan Desk Scotland
comm. w. Yushin Toda
ph. Fumi Nakabachi
ed. Yushin Toda
cast Alan Kitchen

Shotlist: Filmmaker's synopsis:

Alan Kitchen, a freelance musician, is Organist and Director of Music at Wellington Church, Glasgow, Scotland, for 15 years. He explains how pipe organs work, by playing Wellington’s organ, with 2,610 pipes, ranging from a 16-feet pipe to a less than 1 cm one. He shows around the areas usually closed for the public, such as pipes and blowers. As an organ is usually designed and made to a particular building, there is a unique relationship between a building and an organ: “The organ is the voice of the building.”

The interview was carried out in December 2019 at Wellington Church, Glasgow.