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Andrew Leung is a seminarian for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio. He has served as Director of Music at St. Pius X Church (Atlanta) and taught Gregorian chant at the Cistercian Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Georgia). For two years, he will be studying in Macau, China.
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"I am of the opinion, to be sure, that the old rite should be granted much more generously to all those who desire it. It’s impossible to see what could be dangerous or unacceptable about that. A community is calling its very being into question when it suddenly declares that what until now was its holiest and highest possession is strictly forbidden, and when it makes the longing for it seem downright indecent. Can it be trusted any more about anything else? Won’t it proscribe tomorrow what it prescribes today?"
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The New Feature on the Organ of King's College
published 13 October 2016 by Andrew Leung

HE PIPE ORGAN in the chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, was recently restored. Most of the pipes were removed from the organ to be repaired and cleaned. The organ builders also reconstructed part of the organ case. Pictures were taken during the restoration process and can be found on the Facebook page of the Choir of King’s College.

A new feature has been added to the chapel organ. This cool “Pedal Divide” feature allows the organist to play the bass line and a solo line on the pedals at the same time, which means splitting the pedalboard into half with two different registrations. This feature can also be found on the organ in Notre Dame de France. Here is one of King’s College’s organ scholars introducing the “Pedal Divide” feature: