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The Smallest ever 3-manual?


Christopher Price
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While searching though NPOR for the work of George Benson, I came across this (COO164 Sacred Heart, Ainsdale, Southport) and wonder if at 9 stops over 3 manuals (2P/2Ch/3Gt/2Sw) it must surely be the smallest 3-decker ever built? And does it still exist in that form?

 

CP

 

I think that you will find this one even smaller!

 

http://www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi...ec_index=R00813

 

Mind you, the survey was done in the 1950s and although I have been through there lately I was unable to get access to the chapel to verify the above.

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I think that you will find this one even smaller!

 

http://www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi...ec_index=R00813

 

Mind you, the survey was done in the 1950s and although I have been through there lately I was unable to get access to the chapel to verify the above.

 

Good grief! There's nothing out there with one stop per division, is there?

 

CP

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I think that you will find this one even smaller!

 

http://www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi...ec_index=R00813

 

Mind you, the survey was done in the 1950s and although I have been through there lately I was unable to get access to the chapel to verify the above.

 

There is the potential for this instrument to have more couplers than speaking stops, viz:

 

Ch - Ped

Gt - Ped

Sw - Ped

Ch - Gt

Sw - Gt

Sw - Ch

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While searching though NPOR for the work of George Benson, I came across this (COO164 Sacred Heart, Ainsdale, Southport) and wonder if at 9 stops over 3 manuals (2P/2Ch/3Gt/2Sw) it must surely be the smallest 3-decker ever built? And does it still exist in that form?

 

CP

 

This one still exists and is 2 stops smaller.

 

Worth Matravers, Dorset

 

JS

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