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This Organ sings in this lovely resonant Anglican Cathedral,
and was built by Bryceson & Ellis in 1880; a third manual choir
organ was added by Bevington in 1906. The Organ was moved from the North
Transept in 1951 by Mander, who also converted the pedal action to pneumatic
and replaced the great Sesquialtera with a Trumpet.
we restored the Bryceson organ making the following changes and enhancing
the tonal scheme:
Removal of the Bevington Choir organ due to
The excellent choir strings, called Cor
Anglais & Celeste, were transferred onto the Swell which also received
a new five rank mixture.
The oboe was transposed to a Bassoon
Oboe 16ft. (replacing the Bourdon 16ft. and the Open Diapason 8ft.).
A new mixture IV placed on the Great organ, in effect, in place
of the Salicional.
A new Trombone 16ft. has been placed on the
site of the old Choir organ.
The manual tracker action has been
retained and enhanced with a new swell action giving lighter touch and
with floating beams to improve reliability.
The pedal action
has been converted to our 'in house' system of direct electric
action which promotes excellent and prompt pipe speech. This has been
used in preference to tracker action because of the circumstances regarding
accessibility and layout.
In 1992, we added the new Chair Organ
with tracker action and seven stops.
Five of these are new together
with the reuse of the Bevington Clarinet (completed to full compass)
and the Brysceson Sesquialtera which we discovered abandoned. This stop
was revised to 1-24 17.19.22 and 25-56 12.15.17.
a = Bryceson b = new bottom octave c = Bower & Company