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I hope not too many of you have come across this one before.

 

In 1882 William Hill & Son built a 4-manual organ for the Roman Catholic priory of Our Lady, Help of Christians and St Denis, Torquay, Devon. It had the following curious stop list:

 

(William Hill & Son, 1882)
GREAT ORGAN
Tibia Pileata Gravis	16
Regula Primaria	8
Tibia Fistulata	8
Octava	                4
Duodecima	3
Quintadecima	2
Miscella Triplex	III
Tuba Magna	8

SWELL ORGAN
Tibia Pileata Gravis	16
Regula Primaria	8
Tibia Arundinacea	8
Octava	                4
Quintadecima	2
Miscella Duplex	II
Calumus              	8
Cornu                       8

CHOIR ORGAN
Tibia Dulcis	8
Tibia Salicionalis	8
Tibia Pileata Amabilis	8
Tibia Sylvestris	4
Tibia Harmonica	4

SOLO ORGAN
Fidis Cruralis	8
Unda Maris	                8
Vox humana	8
Cantus Cremonensis	8
Flatus Tremulus

PEDAL ORGAN
Tibia Aperta Magna	16
Tibia Pileata	16
Fidis Magna	8

COUPLERS
Ped. Octavae Copula
Man III Sub Octavae Copula
Man. III ad Man. II
Man. I ad Ped.
Man II ad Ped.
Man. III ad Ped.

ACCESSORIES
3 composition pedals to Great
2 composition pedals to Swell
Balanced expression pedal for Swell

 

In 1984 the organ was rebuilt and enlarged slightly and the stop names changed to English. Anyone care to guess what the original specification would have been in English? Quite a few are pretty obvious, I think. The answer is on the web, but I'll trust you not to peek!

 

Does anyone know of any other English organs with Latin stop names?

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I hope not too many of you have come across this one before.

 

In 1882 William Hill & Son built a 4-manual organ for the Roman Catholic priory of Our Lady, Help of Christians and St Denis, Torquay, Devon. It had the following curious stop list:

 

(William Hill & Son, 1882)
GREAT ORGAN
Tibia Pileata Gravis	16
Regula Primaria	8
Tibia Fistulata	8
Octava                 4
Duodecima	3
Quintadecima	2
Miscella Triplex	III
Tuba Magna	8
  
SWELL ORGAN
Tibia Pileata Gravis	16
Regula Primaria	8
Tibia Arundinacea	8
Octava                 4
Quintadecima	2
Miscella Duplex	II
Calumus              	8
Cornu                       8
  
CHOIR ORGAN
Tibia Dulcis	8
Tibia Salicionalis	8
Tibia Pileata Amabilis	8
Tibia Sylvestris	4
Tibia Harmonica	4
  
SOLO ORGAN
Fidis Cruralis	8
Unda Maris                 8
Vox humana	8
Cantus Cremonensis	8
Flatus Tremulus
  
PEDAL ORGAN
Tibia Aperta Magna	16
Tibia Pileata	16
Fidis Magna	8
  
COUPLERS
Ped. Octavae Copula
Man III Sub Octavae Copula
Man. III ad Man. II
Man. I ad Ped.
Man II ad Ped.
Man. III ad Ped.
  
ACCESSORIES
3 composition pedals to Great
2 composition pedals to Swell
Balanced expression pedal for Swell

 

In 1984 the organ was rebuilt and enlarged slightly and the stop names changed to English. Anyone care to guess what the original specification would have been in English? Quite a few are pretty obvious, I think. The answer is on the web, but I'll trust you not to peek!

 

Does anyone know of any other English organs with Latin stop names?

 

 

 

I believe that this organ must have had Rockstro connections.

What fun! I think there were a number of these, all down to the same designer following the same notable whim. We must also delight in a sensible tonal scheme - his eccentricities did not result in him imposing an unsatisfactory selection of stops on succeeding generations. Wouldn't it be good if silly designers were just happy fooling about with the stop names!

 

Pity it had to be 'brought into line'. Some pompous* 'expert' purged it, did he/she? (*Fruit of unmarried parents, without question).

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I hope not too many of you have come across this one before.

 

In 1882 William Hill & Son built a 4-manual organ for the Roman Catholic priory of Our Lady, Help of Christians and St Denis, Torquay, Devon. It had the following curious stop list:

 

(William Hill & Son, 1882)          
GREAT ORGAN
Tibia Pileata Gravis	16
Regula Primaria	8
Tibia Fistulata	8
Octava                 4
Duodecima	3
Quintadecima	2
Miscella Triplex	III
Tuba Magna	8
  
SWELL ORGAN
Tibia Pileata Gravis	16
Regula Primaria	8
Tibia Arundinacea	8
Octava                 4
Quintadecima	2
Miscella Duplex	II
Calumus              	8
Cornu                       8
  
CHOIR ORGAN
Tibia Dulcis	8
Tibia Salicionalis	8
Tibia Pileata Amabilis	8
Tibia Sylvestris	4
Tibia Harmonica	4
  
SOLO ORGAN
Fidis Cruralis	8
Unda Maris                 8
Vox humana	8
Cantus Cremonensis	8
Flatus Tremulus
  
PEDAL ORGAN
Tibia Aperta Magna	16
Tibia Pileata	16
Fidis Magna	8
  
COUPLERS
Ped. Octavae Copula
Man III Sub Octavae Copula
Man. III ad Man. II
Man. I ad Ped.
Man II ad Ped.
Man. III ad Ped.
  
ACCESSORIES
3 composition pedals to Great
2 composition pedals to Swell
Balanced expression pedal for Swell

 

In 1984 the organ was rebuilt and enlarged slightly and the stop names changed to English. Anyone care to guess what the original specification would have been in English? Quite a few are pretty obvious, I think. The answer is on the web, but I'll trust you not to peek!

 

Does anyone know of any other English organs with Latin stop names?

 

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I'll give it a whirl!

 

GREAT ORGAN GREAT ORGAN

Tibia Pileata Gravis 16

Regula Primaria 8

Tibia Fistulata 8

Octava 4

Duodecima 3

Quintadecima 2

Miscella Triplex III

Tuba Magna 8

 

SWELL ORGAN

Tibia Pileata Gravis 16

Regula Primaria 8

Tibia Arundinacea 8

Octava 4

Quintadecima 2

Miscella Duplex II

Calumus 8

Cornu 8

 

CHOIR ORGAN

Tibia Dulcis 8

Tibia Salicionalis 8

Tibia Pileata Amabilis 8

Tibia Sylvestris 4

Tibia Harmonica 4

 

SOLO ORGAN

Fidis Cruralis 8

Unda Maris 8

Vox humana 8

Cantus Cremonensis 8

Flatus Tremulus

 

PEDAL ORGAN

Tibia Aperta Magna 16

Tibia Pileata 16

Fidis Magna 8

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I hope not too many of you have come across this one before.

 

In 1882 William Hill & Son built a 4-manual organ for the Roman Catholic priory of Our Lady, Help of Christians and St Denis, Torquay, Devon. It had the following curious stop list:

 

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GREAT ORGAN GREAT ORGAN

Tibia Pileata Gravis 16 Double Diapason 16

Regula Primaria 8 Open Diapason 8

Tibia Fistulata 8 Stopped Diapason 8

Octava 4 Octave Diapason 4

Duodecima 3 Quint Diapason 2.2/3

Quintadecima 2 Super Octave

Diapason 2

Miscella Triplex III Broken Glass 3 rks

(Triplex - get it?)

Tuba Magna 8 New York Diapason 8

 

SWELL ORGAN SWELL ORGAN

Tibia Pileata Gravis 16 Double Diapason 16

Regula Primaria 8 Open Diapason 8

Tibia Arundinacea 8 Horn Diapason 8

Octava 4 Octave Diapason 4

Quintadecima 2 Super Octave

Diapason 2

Miscella Duplex II Laminated Glass 2 rks

(Reduced from "Three sheets to the wind")

Calumus 8 Stinkens Diapason 8

Cornu 8 Horn Diapason 8

 

CHOIR ORGAN CHOIR ORGAN

Tibia Dulcis 8 Echo Diapason 8

Tibia Salicionalis 8 Geigen Diapason 8

Tibia Pileata Stopped Diapason 8

Amabilis 8

Tibia Sylvestris 4 Octave Diapason 4 (Wood)

Tibia Harmonica 4 Harmonic Unstopped

Diapason 4 (metal)

 

 

SOLO ORGAN SOLO ORGAN

 

Fidis Cruralis 8 Diapason Phonon 8

(Muscular)

Unda Maris 8 Voce Umana 8

Vox humana 8 (Diapason scale)

Cantus Cremonensis 8 Violin Diapason 8

 

Flatus Tremulus Let's not go there!

 

PEDAL ORGAN PEDAL ORGAN

 

Tibia Aperta Magna 16 Really, really Big

Open Diapason 16

Tibia Pileata 16 Stopped Diapason 16

Fidis Magna 8 Geigen Diapason

Octave 8

 

 

As the Swell Horn said to the Horn Diapason "Sona si latine loqueris"

 

 

:D

 

MM

 

PS: Hill did like his Diapasons, didn't he?

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I'll try and redo this so it makes sense.

 

 

 

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GREAT ORGAN

Double Diapason 16

Open Diapason 8

Stopped Diapason 8

Octave Diapason 4

Quint Diapason 2.2/3

Super Octave

Diapason 2

Broken Glass 3 rks

(Miscella Triplex - get it?)

New York Diapason 8

 

SWELL ORGAN

Double Diapason 16

Open Diapason 8

Horn Diapason 8

Octave Diapason 4

Super Octave

Diapason 2

Double Glazing 2 rks

(Reduced from "Three sheets to the wind")

Stinkens Diapason 8

Horn Diapason 8

 

CHOIR ORGAN

Echo Diapason 8

Geigen Diapason 8

Stopped Diapason 8

Octave Diapason 4 (Wood)

Harmonic Unstopped

Diapason 4 (metal)

 

 

SOLO ORGAN

 

Diapason Phonon 8

(Muscular)

Voce Umana 8 (Diapason scale)

Diapason humana 8

Violin Diapason 8

 

Flatus Tremulus Let's not go there!

 

PEDAL ORGAN

 

Really, really Big

Open Diapason 16

Stopped Diapason 16

Octave Geigen

Octave 8

 

 

As the Cor Anglais said to the French Horn (figure that out!) "Sona si latine loqueris"

 

MM

 

PS: Pandering to the English love of Diapasons

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Guest Lee Blick
Double Glazing 2 rks

(Reduced from "Three sheets to the wind")

 

 

:D:D

 

I was translating a specification from French to English and 'Bourdon' came out as 'Bumblebee' which was rather cute. :D

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I once played a Hill with a "blind man" console - the stops were drawn by pushing a button beneath them and then returned by pushing the stop knob in a small way.

 

It had just had a disastrous electrification, but it did have a very nice "Open Diapason (Wood)" which was a really, really lovely Clarabella. I wonder if anyone else used this terminology?

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