We are pleased to announce that William Drake Limited have been selected to design and construct a new practice organ for the new Westminster Abbey Song School.
The official appointed adviser for this interesting project is Dr William McVicker.
Our challenge is to design an instrument that elegantly and aesthetically meets the specification detailed below, within the constraints of the setting, but with all the necessary musical resources for its envisaged use.
The above image is the front elevation drawing (as agreed in the proposal).
Specification (as agreed in the proposal):
|Man 1, CC-a”’, 58 notes||Man II, CC-a”’, 58 notes||Pedal Organ, C – f’, 30 notes|
|Stop Diapason 8 (wood, bottom eve shared with Man II)||Stop Diapason 8 (CC – f#0 wood, rest chimney flute)||Bourdon 16|
|Principal 4||Flute 4||Tremulant to the whole organ|
|Twelfth 2 2/3 (CC – f#0 1 1/3)||Couplers:|
|Fifteenth 2||Man II to Man I|
|Man I to Pedal|
|Man II to Pedal|