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St. John the Baptist Church, Lound, Suffolk
Lound
Specification
Great
Bordun 16
Open Diapason 8
Claribel Flute 8
Octave 4
Harmonic Flute 4
Swell
Violin Diapason 8
Lieblich Gedackt 8
Echo Salicional 8
Vox Angelica 8
Gemshorn 4
Cornopean 8
Pedal
Sub Bass 16
Lieblich Bourdon 16 (from Great)
Flute 8 (extended)
Couplers
Swell Octave  
Swell to Great
Swell to Pedal  
Great to Pedal  

The restoration has retained the 1913 pneumatic action and the original specification.

The organ is famed for its fine case which covers the West end of the church and was designed by Sir Ninian Comper. Comper also adorned the rest of the church with fine gilt and coloured fittings including reredos and altar, rood screen and font cover. Indeed, the church is nicknamed 'The Golden Church'.

Our work was extensive and laborious. The tubing run from console to organ had collapsed on its vertical run down the tower wall and much re-tubing in lead was necessary. Many pneumatics needed re-leathering despite similar treatment in 1960 and despite this the organ still did not play properly.

We eventually discovered in two stages, that the action wind pressure had been dropped to suit the capacity of the electric blower fitted in 1939.

And in the final finishing we found that the pipes were once on higher pressure which, when upped by the last minute provision of a supplementary blower, produced the fine Harrison sound expected but obviously never heard since the last war.