Guest Cremona Posted January 23, 2007 Share Posted January 23, 2007 Does anyone have any idea of the revised stoplist of the organ at All Hallows, Ditchingham. This organ was one of H, N & B's essays into small organ design, over 3 manuals. I gather that it's been expanded and been given a new case by Richard Bower, but short, of this there is no spec or photo of the case around. I am fascinated by some of the multum in parvo instruments around. I've played one or two and have to say that I get more of a buzz playing these than some of the larger organs. Three such organs come to mind: St Philip's, Cosham - Harrison and Harrison (6 SP) GREAT: Open Diap. 8, CLaribel FL. 8, Harm Fl, 4 SWELL: Lieblich Ged. 8, Viola da Gamba 8 PEDAL: Sub Bass 16 St Lawrence, Seal Chart - Gern (11 SP) N.B. GREAT: Open Diap. 8, Stopped Diap. 8, Dulciana 8, Gemshorn 4 SWELL: FL. Harmonique, Viole de Gambe, Salcional 8, Voix Celeste 8, Lieblich Fl 4, Oboe 8 PEDAL: Bourdon Pratts Bottom, United Church - Merklin MANUAL: Montre 8 b/t, Bourdon 8 b/t, Viole de Gambe 8 b/t, Presant 4 b/t. Basson Hautbois 8 t only PEDAL: Coupled to manual Each organ is an absloute gem, tons of colour and really satisfying to play. The Cosham acoustic is wonderful and the organ sings beautifully in the building. At Seal Chart the acoustics are non existent, yet the organ works wonderfully well. In each case, there is nothing above 4' pitch, yet each organ comfortably leads the worship without the player wishing for more upperwork. The Pratts Bottom organ is a real find - in a tin shack with a superb case, reversed console. The stops were re-engraved by a well-meaning Englsihg organ builder, but the pipework is mercifully still marked in French. I wonder how many of you have searched for, and found the little gems in your neck of the woods. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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