Stops, Pipes, Pedals and Keys!


I was commissioned to write this children’s song as part of an education programme set up by the Horsley Organ Restoration Group, who received funding from The¬†Heritage Lottery Fund¬†to fully restore their Nelson organ. The song (complete with actions!) tells the story of how the pipe organ originally housed in a church in Tow Law, County Durham, came to end up in Holy Trinity Church, Horsley, Northumberland. Six First Schools in the North Tyne and Rede Valley learned the song in preparation for a joint performance up at the church in December 2016. Here’s all 104 children singing the end of the song on the big day!