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Do any of you good people out there have a photo of a moderately large 3-manual Walker stop-key console? We are rebuilding an organ and installing a second-hand console, which is in pieces in the workshop, and I need to use the photo on a display in the church. Having spent a number of hours trawling the internet, I have come up with nothing. Your help would be appreciated. Email me direct. :angry:

 

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Do any of you good people out there have a photo of a moderately large 3-manual Walker stop-key console? We are rebuilding an organ and installing a second-hand console, which is in pieces in the workshop, and I need to use the photo on a display in the church. Having spent a number of hours trawling the internet, I have come up with nothing. Your help would be appreciated. Email me direct. :angry:

 

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Try Buckfast Abbey or St Michael's Southampton, which is 2m but of the usual horsehoe type.

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Do any of you good people out there have a photo of a moderately large 3-manual Walker stop-key console? We are rebuilding an organ and installing a second-hand console, which is in pieces in the workshop, and I need to use the photo on a display in the church. Having spent a number of hours trawling the internet, I have come up with nothing. Your help would be appreciated. Email me direct. :angry:

 

Jonathan

 

 

Try the NPOR entry for Northumberland (Tyne and Wear), Newcastle upon Tyne--Fenham, St. James and St. Basil [R01095] which has a 3 man Walker stop key console and org in nearly original condition.

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Try the NPOR entry for Northumberland (Tyne and Wear), Newcastle upon Tyne--Fenham, St. James and St. Basil [R01095] which has a 3 man Walker stop key console and org in nearly original condition.

 

Hi

 

Contact Frances at the NPOR office - we should be able to trace the photographer and sort something out. The pics on the web site are low resolution.

 

Every Blessing

 

Tony

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Guest paul@trinitymusic.karoo.co.uk
Try NPOR N11610 - Portsmouth Cathedral. The third photograph is of the old Walker stopkey console, which I remember wielding, years ago.

 

 

This is the very same console which now occupies pride of place in Paul Hale's office in Southwell.

He has built an extension organ which it controls.

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How fascinating! Is there any info on this anywhere?

 

 

You would have to contact Paul yourself, I'm afraid. He's very approachable (but also very busy).

Southwell Minster is stuffed with organs, you could see several if you timed it right. His postal address is 4 Vicars' Court, Southwell, NG25 0HP

 

There are the big two in the Minster proper:

Three-manual in the nave (by Binns rebuilt by Wood of Huddersfield) and four-manual Nicholson on the Quire screen (incorporating older Nicholson pipes).

Then there is a one-manual Grant Degens and Bradbeer in the Minster and a two-manual Grant Degens and Bradbeer on electric action (largely on extension lines) in the Song School.

 

It must be a year since I was last over there, so Paul may well have collected a further organ since then.

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You would have to contact Paul yourself, I'm afraid. He's very approachable (but also very busy).

Southwell Minster is stuffed with organs, you could see several if you timed it right. His postal address is 4 Vicars' Court, Southwell, NG25 0HP

 

There are the big two in the Minster proper:

Three-manual in the nave (by Binns rebuilt by Wood of Huddersfield) and four-manual Nicholson on the Quire screen (incorporating older Nicholson pipes).

Then there is a one-manual Grant Degens and Bradbeer in the Minster and a two-manual Grant Degens and Bradbeer on electric action (largely on extension lines) in the Song School.

 

It must be a year since I was last over there, so Paul may well have collected a further organ since then.

 

Thanks for that. I know the old and new(er) Southwell organs - but didn't know anything about Paul's house organ - maybe I will give him a ring sometime!

Incidentally, I took my choir there for a week just after the Nicholson was finished. The pedal digital reeds had not been finally voiced and they were so loud - I seem to remember the boys looking quite awe-struck at the end of the gloria at eucharist!

Best wishes,

Richard

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Guest Voix Mystique

Christ Church Esher has just got rid of such a console: I don't know what's happened to it. Walker built the organ in 1886 and have rebuilt/enlarged/overhauled/restored it in 1911, 1917, 1931 (when the stopkey console was installed), 1966, 1983 and 2006 (when the console was replaced with a drawstop one).

 

Here is a picture of the old console:

http://npor.emma.cam.ac.uk/cgi-bin/PSearch...N13689&no=1

 

And the survey up to before the 2006 restoration:

http://npor.emma.cam.ac.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch...ec_index=N13689

 

The new survey:

http://npor.emma.cam.ac.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch...ec_index=P00204

 

The new console:

http://npor.emma.cam.ac.uk/cgi-bin/PSearch...P00204&no=3

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St. Matthew's, Walsall (see http://npor.emma.cam.ac.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch...c_index=N03192) was rebuilt in 1953 with a 4-manual stopkey console - a picture of which can be found at http://npor.emma.cam.ac.uk/cgi-bin/PSearch...N03192&no=2 - which was retained in a rebuild in the late 90s by Nicholson.

I couldn't get the link for St. Matthew, Walsall to work. Try this instead:- http://npor.emma.cam.ac.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch...ec_index=N03192

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