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St. Mary the Virgin, Preston Candover, Hampshire
St. Mary the Virgin, Preston Candover, Hampshire
Preston Candover Console
Specification
Great
Mixture II - III
Fifteenth 2
Principal 4
Stopped Diapason 8
Open Diapason 8
Swell
Trumpet 8
Sesquialtera Il
Gemshorn 2
Flute 4
Chimney Flute 8
Pedal
Sub Bass 16

Designed voiced and finished by Richard Bower and constructed "in house" by Bower & Company at Wellgrove Organ Manufactory; casework, soundboards, couplers, action, wind system and wood pipes are all made here.

The keys have our house style of Olivewood naturals and Cocobolo sharps. The fine "suspended" mechanical action gives superb touch and control of pipe-speech in the most musical manner. The fine oak case has fretted pipe-shades which reflect the the decorations around the organ. The layout of the facade is that of the soundboards on which the treble pipes are planted in major thirds. The Swell is of necessity behind the arch and the pedal pipes are at the sides.

The opening recital, on the 25th June 1999, was given by David Hill of Winchester Cathedral who has described the organ as a "fine example of British Organ Building".