At the end of each verse of the hymn, thwack, thwack go the stops for some seconds, preparatory to the grand display in the interlude, which I have heard played on something equivalent to the piccolo, producing a ridiculous contrast with congregational singing.
-James M. Hewins. Hints Concerning church Music, the Liturgy and Kindred Subjects. Boston: A. Williams & Co., 1857. p. 104.
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