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St. Botolph, Trunch, Norfolk

St. Botolph, Trunch, Norfolk
Specification
Manual
Open Diapason 8
Stopped Diapason 8
Principal 4
Fifteenth 2
Pedal
Bourdon 16

Trunch St Botolph: full restoration and enhancement of Williamson & Hyatt of Trunch 1957, a rebuilding of a chamber organ by William Gray of 1808. The William Gray case restored and repolished, the manual pipework, all by William Gray, documented and restored whilst respecting Hyatt’s previous revoicing; this was the organ on which Clifford Hyatt had expertly created a very prominent “chiff” on the stopped diapason which delighted young and progressive organists of the neo-classical era, done by the filling of nicking and lowering of mouths.

Our work also reduced the pallet sizes in the W & H soundboard to enable control of the reduced “chiff” and also replaced the pneumatic action to the W & H cleverly added Bourdon now made independent of the stopped bass and with mechanical action.

The opening recital was given by Richard Bower on April 14th 2012.