View of the organ case from Musick’s monument

At the centre of the Musick Room was an organ, as Mace recommends in his text, with music desks in the top leaf for eight players, including the organist.  The picture does not give much away for the organ builder trying to reconstruct the design, but his description gives a basic stoplist and a few clues.  His main concern is that the players should all be able to communicate with each other visually, and be guided by the organ evenly and distinctively (as he puts it), which accounts for the unusual shape.