We are very fortunate at Llandaff to have a fairly new organ, built by Nicholson and Company of Malvern in 2010 (www.nicholsonorgans.co.uk). It consists of 4,870 pipes, 80 stops and 4 manuals. One of the criteria Nicholson’s had to meet was to fill the Cathedral with sound without having to play full organ all the time. This they achieved admirably by installing a ‘West Great’ Division to speak down the Nave and adding West shutters to the Swell Boxes which can be disabled from the console when accompanying the midweek choral services in the Quire. The case, designed by Simon Platt, is made of light American oak. It is considered to be the largest British Cathedral organ built by a British builder since the mid-1960s.