About the Author
John Norman comes from an organbuilding family and his early experience included work on the instruments in Gloucester Cathedral and the Royal College of Organists. He is Chairman of the British Institute of Organ Studies and a former member of the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England. He has advised the Diocese of London on organs for the past 30 years and is an accredited member of the Association of Independent Organ Advisers. His professional work as a consultant includes the new organs for Worcester Cathedral and the organ in the chapel of the Houses of Parliament, where he persuaded the members to commission the realization of a design created by Pugin for a book illustration.