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St. Peter's Church, Sudbury - Organ

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Description of the Organ

Erected by Messrs. Lewis & Co., of London

The specification was drawn up by Mr. E.E. Vinnicombe, Dr. W. Inglis Mason and Mr. Thomas Elliston.

It contains 57 draw stops and has tubular pneumatic action throughout.

The following is the specification:

The organ consists of three manuals, CC to C - 61 notes, and pedal, CCCC to G - 32 notes.

 

  GREAT ORGAN - CC to C - 61 notes

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

  Contra Viola

  Open Diapason

  Open Diapason

  Hohl Flöte

  Dolce

  Harmonic Flute

  Octave

  Super-Octave

  Harmonics (3 ranks)

  Tromba

Feet

16

 8

 8

 8

 8

 4

 4

 2

2 2/3

 8

Pipes

 61

 61

 61

 61

 61

 61

 61

 61

183

 61

11

 Tuba (This stop is placed in Choir Box and playable independently from Great and Choir manuals)

.

  SWELL ORGAN - CC to C - 61 notes

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

 

  Rohr Bordon

  Open Diapason

  Rohr Flöte

  Viol d.Gamba

  Voix Celeste (tenor C)

  Geigen Principal

  Flute d'Amour

  Harmonic Piccolo

  Echo Cornet (3 ranks

  Double Trumpet

  Horn

  Oboe

  Clarion

Feet

16

 8

 8

 8

 8

 4

 4

 2

2 2/3

16

 8

 8

 4

Pipes

 61

 61

 61

 61

 61

 61

 61

 61

183

 61

 61

 61

 61

.

  CHOIR ORGAN - CC to C - 61 notes  (Enclosed in separate box)

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

 

  Saliconal

  Cor de Nuit

  Echo Dulciana

  Unda maris (tenor C)

  Flauto Traverso

  Ochestral Oboe

  Cono-di-Bassetto

  Tuba

Feet

8

8

8

8

4

8

8

8

Pipes

61

61

61

49

61

61

61

61

.

 PEDAL ORGAN - CCCC to G - 32 notes

 

1

 

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

 

  Major Bass (open pipes to FFFF)

  (lowest 5 pipes acoustic)

  Great Bass

  Sub-Bass

  Violone (from Great)

  Echo Bourdon (from Swell)

  Violoncello

  Flute Bass

  Bombarde (extention of Great Tromba)

          Stop Nos 2, 6 and 7 are partly derived

Feet

32

 

16

16

16

16

 8

 8

16

Pipes

32

 

32

32

32

32

32

32

32

.

The stops on the Great Organ and the Swell Organ are controlled by four pistons duplicated by four composition pedals.

The stops on the Choir Organ are controlled by four pistons, one piston on each of manual is double acting to connect the manual with the pedal.

Two knobs are placed over the Swell manual for connecting the Great and Swell pistons to the composition pedals.

The tremulants (two) are placed above the Swell manual.

Both Swell pedals are balanced and placed in the middle in front of the pedal board.

The drawstop jambs are at an angle of fourty-five degrees to the keyboards.

The couplers are grouped with the speaking stops of the departments they augment.

The organ is tuned to the French Diapason normal C 517.3

The metal pipes in the organ are of the best spotted metal.

The wind pressures vary from four inches to ten inches.

The stop knobs and keys are of solid ivory with stop rods of rosewood.

The tubing in the organ, connecting the keys with the pneumatic action, is upwards of four miles in length, and weighs three tons.

The blowing installation. There are two bellows, the feeders of which are operated by two hydraulic engines manufactured by Watkins & Watson, of London, which in turn supply eight reservoirs distributed over the entire organ.

The organ is fitted up with the latest improvements, and ranks as one of the best in the county.

 

Extract from the booklet published for the Dedication Service of the New Organ which took place on St. Peter's Day, 29 June 1911.