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Is there some kind person who can supply or direct me to a copy of the original Willis specifications of 1851 or 1897? NPOR only has the 1905 state after the rebuild by Hele & Co. I am wondering how extensive Hele's work here was and what effect it might have had on the organ. I know the 32' Pedal reed is theirs and Julian Rhodes stated at the bottom of this page that Hele added substantially to the diapason tone of the Great, as well as a second 4' flute. I wonder what else...

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Is there some kind person who can supply or direct me to a copy of the original Willis specifications of 1851 or 1897? NPOR only has the 1905 state after the rebuild by Hele & Co. I am wondering how extensive Hele's work here was and what effect it might have had on the organ. I know the 32' Pedal reed is theirs and Julian Rhodes stated at the bottom of this page that Hele added substantially to the diapason tone of the Great, as well as a second 4' flute. I wonder what else...

Vox,

 

All the info you seek is in Betty Matthew's booklet (undated but Alywn Surplice is the 'present organist'). I will transcribe tomorrow after sleeping off easter and various potations.

 

M

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Vox,

 

All the info you seek is in Betty Matthew's booklet (undated but Alywn Surplice is the 'present organist'). I will transcribe tomorrow after sleeping off easter and various potations.

 

M

1854:

 

Gt

 

1 Double Diapason 16

2 Open Diapason 8

3 Open Diapason 8

4 Stopped Diapason (Clarabella Treble) 8

5 Principal 4

6 Principal 4

7 Twelfth 3

8 Fifteenth 2

9 Sesquiatera 3 ranks

10 Mixture 3 ranks

11 Trumpet 8

12 Trombone 8

13 Clarion 4

 

Ped

1 Double Double Diapason 32

2 Double Diapason 16

3 Violone 16

4 Octave 8

5 Super Octave 4

6 Sequialtera 3 Ranks

7 Trombone 16

8 Tromba 8

 

Sw

1 Double Diapason 16

2 Open Diapason 8

3 Stopped Diapason 8

4 Flute 4

5 Principal 4

6 Twelfth 3

7 Fifteenth 2

8 Sesquialtera 3 ranks

9 Mixture 3 ranks

10 Trombone 16

11 Trumpet or Ophicleide 8

12 Hautboy

13 Clarion

 

Ch

1 Open Diapason 8

2 Dulciana 8

3 Stopped Diapason 8

4 Principal 4

5 Flute 4

6 Fifteenth 2

7 Mixture 3 Ranks

8 Cremona 8

9 Oboe Orchestral (from Mid C) 8

 

Solo

1 Double Dulciana 16

2 Viol di Gamba 8

3 Flute 4

4 Piccolo 2

5 Corno di Bassetto 8

6 Oboe (Orchestral from Mid C) 8

 

In 1897 action was converted to Tubular Pneumatic (mixture of Tracker & Barker Lever before). Tonal Changes as follows:

Gt

4 Claribel Flute 8

9 Flute Harmonique 4

12 Double Trumpet 16

 

Ped

Add Bourdon 16

 

Sw

3 Liebleich Gedact 8

4 Lieblich Flote 4

8 Vox Humana 8

10 Contra Posaune 16

11 Cornopean 8

 

Ch

3 Claribel Flute 8

4 Gamba 8

6 Piccolo 2

7 Removed

8 Corno di bassetto 8

9 Cor Anglais 8

 

Solo

1 Vox Angelica 8

5 Clarinet 8

6 Orchestral Oboe 8

Add Tuba 8 & Tuba Clarion 4

 

1905 Hele:

 

Great

Add

Double Open Diapason 16

Open Diapason 1 8

Open Diapason 2 8

Doppel Flute 8

Principal 1 4

Flauto Traverso 4

 

all on new chest above existing great at front of case some registers with doubled trebles.

 

Sw Add Violin Diapason 8

 

Pedal

Add

Grand Bombard 32 & Bombard 16

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