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St Paul’s Cathedral, London

A new organ has been built for the OBE Chapel

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Organ Under Construction in the Workshop

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The finished article

St. Paul
Great Organ Swell Organ Pedal Organ
Open Diapason (8′) Open Diapason (8′) Stopt Diapason (16′)
Stopt Diapason (8′) Stopt Diapason (8′) Principal (8′)
Dulciana(8′) Principal (4′) Trumpet (16′)
Principal (4′) Fifteenth (2′)
Flute (4′) Cornet II (1 3/5′)
Twelfth (2 2/3′) Trumpet (8′)
Fifteenth (2′) Hautboy (8′)
Tierce (1 3/5′)
Trumpet (8′) Normal Couplers
Furniture IV (1 1/3′) Mechanical key and stop action
Trumpet Bass (8′)
Trumpet Treble (8′)

Lincoln College, Oxford

Completed in 2010. A new organ, utilising some parts of the existing casework.

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Great Organ C-g, 56 notes Swell Organ C-g, 56 notes Pedal Organ C-f, 30 notes
Open Diapason (8′) Dulciana (8′) bottom octave grooved into Stopt Diapason Bourdon 16 (16′)
Stopt Diapason (8′) Stopt Diapason (8′) Principal 8 (8′) partly by transmission from Great Open Diapason
Principal (4′) Principal (4′)
Twelfth (2 2/3′) Flute (4′)
Fifteenth (2′) Fifteenth (2′)
Tierce (1 3/5′) Hautboy (8′)  1/2 length bass
Trumpet (8′)  Couplers: Swell to Great, Great to Pedals, Swell to Pedals

St Paul’s Church, Deptford, London

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Completed in 2004. Casework and Facade Pipes, Griffin ca 1745

Great Organ GG/AA/C-g3, 58 notes Choir Organ GG/AA/C-g3, 58 notes Swell Organ C-g3, 56 notes
Open Diapason Open Diapason (from Great) Open Diapason
Stopt Diapason Stopt Diapason (from Great) Stopt Diapason
Principal Principal (Bass from Great) Principal
Twelfth Flute Fifteenth
Fifteenth Vox humane Cornet II
Tierce Hautboy
Mixture II-III Pedal Organ C-e1, 29 notes
Cornet V (from mid c to d3) Stopt Diapason  Couplers:
Trumpet Principal  Swell to Great
Clarion Bassoon (16)  Great to Pedal
 Trumpet (8)  Swell to Pedal
St. Paul
St. Paul

The elegant mahogany case and façade pipes are the sole remaining parts ofthe organ, built in around 1745 for the church and supplied by Thomas Griffin. Since Griffin was not an organ builder but acted as an intermediary, the actual builder of the Deptford organ is unknown. The style of the casework is typical of some other London organs of its period, and its original specification also closely follows organs of the Bridge, Byfield, and Jordan school. This is believed to have been:

Great Organ Choir Organ Swell Organ
Open Diapason Open Diapason* Open Diapason
Stopt Diapason Stopt Diapason* Principal
Principal Principal Bass* Fifteenth
Fifteenth Principal Treble Cornet II
Twelfth Flute Trumpet
Fifteenth Vox humane Cremona
Tierce Clarion
Sesquialtera
Cornet V from c#  *these stops were borrowed from the Great ‘by communication’
Trumpet
Clarion

The compass of the Great and Choir was GG/AA/CC/DD to d3, 52 notes, with G as an additional key below C and C# playing A. The Swell compass was from tenor g to d3, 32 notes.

New Organ for the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Boddington, Gloucestershire

Completed in 2004

Boddington

The organ has the following stops:

Manual, GG–f, 59 notes Pedal, C–f, 30 notes
Open Diapason from G, bass from StoptDiapason, with 4′ open ‘helpers’ Stopt Diapason (16′) C – F# independent, from G as sub-octave transmission from Manual Stopt Diapason
Stopt Diapason
Dulciana open from G, stopped bass
Principal
Flute
Fifteenth

Trinity College of Music, Greenwich

Completed in 2003

The case is based on the 1790 Samuel Green organ which was built for Earl of Scarborough at Sandbeck Hall, Yorkshire. This organ was presented to Her Majesty the Queen by its owner in 1963 to replace the war-damaged organ in the Queen’s Private Chapel at Buckingham Palace. It isnow installed in the chapel at Kensington Palace. The casework of the new organ is made of solid maple and was decorated by John Brennan to match the paneling of the Peacock Room at Trinity College.

Greenwich Trinity
Great Organ GG/AA–f3, 58 notes Choir Organ GG/AA–f3, 58 notes Pedal Organ C–f1, 30 notes
Open Diapason 8 open from G, bass grooved into Stopt Diapason with open 4′ wooden ‘helpers’ Dulciana 8 GG/AA–F# grooved into Choir Stopt Diapason, open from G Stopt Diapason 16 C – F# & G# & c1 – f1 independent, remainder as sub-8ve transmission from Great Stopt Diapason
Stopt Diapason 8 Stopt Diapason 8
Principal 4 Flute 4  Couplers:
Twelfth 2 2/3 Hautboy* 8 from tenor f  Choir to Great
Fifteenth 2  Choir to Pedals
Sesquialtra III  Great to Pedals
Mixture II
Hautboy* 8 from tenor f * The Hautboy is available on both manuals via independent couplers

Dr Stephen Coles, Artistic Director, Tudeley Festival

Built in 2001

Dr Stephen Coles, Tudeley Festival

Continuo organ with all wooden pipes, based on Nettlecombe Court (Loosemore 1655) available at 392/415/440

Stopt Diapason
Principal
Fifteenth
Compass: C–d3
Diagonal reservoir, with options for foot operation and blower

Our Lady of Grace and St Teresa of Avila, Chingford, Essex

Completed in 2002

Our Lady of Grace
Our Lady of Grace

Couplers: Choir to Great, Great to Pedal, Choir to Pedal

Great Organ C – g3 Choir Organ C – g3 Pedals C – f1
Open Diapason (8′) Stopt Diapason* (8′) Bourdon (16′)
Stopt Diapason (8′) Dulciana (8′)
Principal (4′) Principal** (4′)
Flute (4′) Flute** (4′)
Twelfth (2 2/3′)
Fifteenth (2′)
Tierce(1 3/5′)
Mixture III
Trumpet (8′)
*C – B from Great **from Great, as either/or

Greyfriars, St. Edmund & St. Frideswide, Iffley Road, Oxford

Completed in 1981, (see James Larkin, Esq.), moved to Greyfriars, Oxford in 2000/1

Greyfriars, St Edmund & St Frideswide
Manual I C – a3 Manual II C – a3 Pedals C – f1
Spitzflöte (8′) Gedackt (8′) Subbass(16′)
Praestant (4′) Rohrflöte (4′) Prinzipal (8′)
Nasat (2 2/3′) Prinzipal (2′) Subbass 8ve tr. (8′)
Waldflöte (2′) Terz (1 3/5′) Pommer (4′)
Mixtur (III)) Quinte (1 1/3′) Nachthorn (2′)
Schalmey (16′) Zimbel (II) Trompete (8′)
Krummhorn (8′)
Couplers: I/P, II/P, II/I Manual Tremulant Pedal Tremulant
Temperament: Hamburg (Modified 5th syntonic common meantone after Schlick)

Christ Church Baroque, Dublin

Completed in 2001

Continuo organ with all wooden pipes, based on Nettlecombe Court (Loosemore 1655) available at 392/415/440

Christ Church Baroque, Dublin
Stopt Diapason
Principal
Fifteenth
Compass: C-d3
Diagonal reservoir, with options for foot operation and blower

Chapel of St Mary Undercroft, Palace of Westminster, London

Completed in 1999

St Mary Undercroft, Palace of Westminster
Palace of Westminster
Great Organ C – g3 Swell Organ C – g3 Pedal Organ C – f1
Open Diapason (8′) Open Diapason (8′) Stopt Diapason (16′)
Stopt Diapason (8′) Stopt Diapason (8′) Octave Bourdon
Principal (4′) Principal (4′)
Flute (4′) Trumpet (8′)
Fifteenth (2)
Sesquialtera Bass (III)
Cornet Treble (III)
Couplers: 3 normal couplers

Graham Ashley-Carter, Esq., Newington, Oxon.

Completed in 1997

Graham Ashley-Carter, Newington, Oxfordshire
Manual I C – g3 Manual II C – g3 Pedals C – f1
Open Diapason from c, bass from St. D (8′) Stopt Diapason from Manual I Stopt Diapason* (16′)
Stopt Diapason (8′) Flute (4′) *C – B from c as sub eve
Principal (4′) Nasard (2 2/3′) from ten. g transmission from St. D
Fifteenth (2′)
Couplers: II/I, I/P, II/P  Temperament: Thomas Young

Robert Court, Esq., Cardiff, S. Wales

Completed in 1996

Stopt Diapason (8′) Compass: C – d3
Flute (4′) Transposing Keyboard: 415/440 Hz
Gemshorn (2′)  Temperament: Thomas Young

Thomas Trotter, Esq., Windsor, Berkshire

Completed in 1996

Thomas Trotter Esq., Windsor, Berkshire
Manual I C – a3 Manual II C – a3 Pedals C – f1
Stopt Diapason (8′) Stopt Diapason (8′) Stopt Diapason (8′)
Principal (4′) Flute (4′)
 Nasard (2 2/3′)
 Fifteenth (2′)
Couplers: I/P, II/I  Temperament: Grosvenor

Alfred Champniss, Esq., Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex

Completed in 1994

Champniss
Manual I GG/AA – g3 Manual II C – g3 Pedals C – d1
Stopt Diapason (8′) Stopt Diapason (8′) Pedal Pipes (16′)
Principal (4′) Flute (4′)
Twelfth (2 2/3′)
Fifteenth (2′)
Tierce (1 3/5′))
Temperament: Grosvenor Couplers: I/P, II/P, II/I from g
*(C – F# as 5 1/3, G – d1 as 8ve tr. from I, additional G#)

Jesus College Chapel, Oxford

Completed in 1993

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Grosvenor Chapel Mayfair
Great Organ C – g3 Swell Organ C – g3 Pedal Organ C – f1
Open Diapason (8′) Open Diapason (8′) Stopt Diapason (16′)
Stopt Diapason (8′) Stopt Diapason (8′) Principal (8′)
Dulciana (8′) Principal (4′) Fifteenth (4′)
Principal (4′) Fifteenth (2′) Trumpet (16′)
Flute (4′) Cornet Bass (III)
Twelfth (2 2/3′) Cornet Treble (III)
Fifteenth (2) Mixture (III)
Cornet (V) Trumpet (8′)
Sesquialtera (IV) Hautboy (8′)
Furniture (III)
Trumpet Bass (8′)
Trumpet Treble (8′)
Temperament: Grosvenor Couplers: Swell to Pedals,Great to Pedals, Swell to Great

John Wellingham, Esq., Manaton, Devon

Completed in 1992

John Wellingham Esq., Manaton
Manual I GG/AA – e3 Manual II g0 – e3 Pedals C – d1
Stopt Diapason (8′) Stopt Diapason (8′) Pedal Pipes (16′)
Principal (4′) Flute (4′)
Fifteenth (2′)
Cornet (II)
Temperament: Grosvenor Couplers: II/I from c#1, I/P, ‘Short Octave’
T*C – F# as 5 1/3, G – d1 as 8ve tr. from Manual I, additional G#

The Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair, London

Case: Abraham Jordan 1732 Organ: William Drake 1991

Grosvenor Chapel Mayfair
Grosvenor Chapel Mayfair
Great Organ GG/AA – f3 Swell Organ C – f3 Pedal Organ C – f1
Open Diapason (8′) Open Diapason (8′) Stopt Diapason (16′)
Stopt Diapason (8′) Stopt Diapason (8′) Principal (8′)
Principal (4′) Principal (4′) Trumpet (16′)
Flute (4′) Fifteenth (2′)
Twelfth (2 2/3′) Cornet Bass (III)
Fifteenth (2) Cornet Treble (III)
Cornet (V) Mixture (III)
Sesquialtera (III-IV) Trumpet (8′)
Furniture (III) Hautboy (8′)
Trumpet Bass (8′)
Trumpet Treble (8′) Tremulant
Temperament: De Boer/Lindley/Drake Couplers: Great to Pedals, Swell to Pedals, Swell to Great

Thomas Trotter, Windsor, Berkshire

as Philip Thomas Esq. (see below), but with separate pipes for bass of Flute 4, now at Private Residence, Hove

St Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Sudbury, Massachusetts, U. S. A

Completed in 1989

Great Organ C – f3 Choir Organ C  – f3 Pedal Organ C – f1
Open Diapason (8′) Stopped Diapason (8′) Bourdon (16′)
Stopped Diapason (8′) Principal (4′) Principal+ (8′)
Principal (4′) Flute (4′) Trumpet tr. Gt. (8′)
Twelfth (2 2/3′) Fifteenth (2′) Fagott*(16′)
Fifteenth (2′) Cremona (8′)
Comet (V)
Sesquialtera{ (III-IV) + part transmission  Couplers:
Mixture{ (IV-V) * prepared for Great to Pedals
Trumpet Bass (8′) { Tierce & octave/quint alternatives Choir to Pedals
Trumpet Treble (8′) Choir to Great
Temperament: Thomas Young

Philip Thomas, Esq., Barry, S. Wales

Completed in 1986

Philip Thomas esq., Barry, South Wales
Manual I C – f3 Manual II C  – f3 Pedals C – f1
Stopt Diapason (8′) Flute (C – F from Man. I) (4′) Bourdon (C – F from Man I) (8′)
Fifteenth* (2′) Fifteenth* (2′) Coupler: Manual II/I
*available on either manual, but not simultaneously, except through coupler Temperament: Thomas Young

St Elizabeth’s Episcopal Chapel, Sudbury, Massachusetts, U. S. A

as Philip Thomas Esq. above, 1987

St Michael & All Angels, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire

Two manuals completed in 1985, Pedal and Bassoon in 1988

St Michael & All Angels, Stourport
Manual I C – f3 Manual II C  – f3 Pedals C – f1
Open Diapason (8′) Stopped Diapason (8′) Bourdon (16′)
Stopped Diapason (8′) Principal (4′)
Principal (4′) Fifteenth Bass (2′)
Flute (4′) Fifteenth treble (2′)
Fifteenth (2′) Comet Treble (II)
Mixture (III) Bassoon (8′)
Couplers: I/P, II/P, II/I Temperament: Thomas Young

London Baroque, Newbury, Berkshire

Completed in 1984

Stopped Diapason (8′) Compass: C -d3
Flute (4′) Temperament: Vallotti
Fifteenth (2′) Transposing Keyboard: 415/440Hz

Nigel Gardner, Esq., Fritham, Hampshire

as London Baroque above, 1984

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

as London Baroque above, 1984

Greyfriars Church, Oxford

as London Baroque above, 1992

St John’s Church, Bridgetown, Totnes, Devon

Completed in 1983

Bridgetown organ

James Larkin, Esq., Waldbredimus, Luxembourg

Completed in 1981, moved to Greyfriars, Oxford in 2000, with some additions

Manual I C – a3 Manual II C  – a3 Pedals C – f1
Spitzflöte (8′) Gedackt (8′) Subbass* (16′)
Praestant (4′) Rohrflöte (4′) Subbass 8ve tr.(8′)
Gemsnasat (2 2/3′) Prinzipal (2′) Pommer (4′)
Waldflöte (2′) Terz (1 3/5′) Nachthorn (2′)
Mixtur (III) Quinte (1 1/3′) Trompete (4′)
Schalmey (16′) Zimbel (II’)
Krummhorn (8′)
Couplers: I/P, II/P, II/I Manual Tremulant Pedal Tremulant
Temperament: Thomas Young

The John Loosemore Centre, Buckfastleigh, Devon

Completed in 1975, moved to Victoria Rooms, Bristol University in 1996 and prepared stops added

Manual I C – g3 Manual II C  – g3 Pedals C – f1
Chimney Flute (8′) Gedackt (8′) Subbass* (16′)
Principal (4′) Chimney Flute (4′) Pommer (4′)
Fifteenth (2′) Recorder (2′) Trumpet (8′)
Quint (1 1/3′) Sesquialtera (II)
Regal (8′) Cimbel (II) *prepared for
Couplers: II/I, I/P, II/P Temperament: “Grosvenor”