Parish Church of Saint Paul, Brighton

 

 ††††††††††††††  The Organ

 

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In 1854 the Ecclesiologist commented favourably on the organ at S Paulís, referring to its Ďrichly coloured pipesí. This instrument was made by a well-known Northamptonshire builder, George Maydell Holdich. By 1890 the organ was in a bad condition and a new four manual instrument by George Hunter of Clapham (originally water driven) was installed, built to the specifications of the then organ scholar at S Paulís, Father James H. Le Breton Girdlestone. It was opened in August 1893, but still with only three manuals operating.

 

During 1968 - 70 the organ was renovated and augmented by the additionof stops onthe Great and the Pedal Trombone. Owing to water damage, the trombone was out of action between 1987 and 1999, when it was reinstated by Colin Divall.

 

 

 

 

Organ Specification

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swell

 

 

Great

 

Gedact

16

 

Double Diapason

16

Open Diapason

8

 

Large Open Diapason

8

Stopped Diapason

8

 

Small Open Diapason

8

Vox Celeste

8

 

Stopped Diapason

8

Salicional

8

 

Hohl Flute

8

Principal

4

 

Principal

4

Fifteenth

2

 

Flute Harmonic

4

Mixture

III

 

Twelfth

2⅔

Double Trumpet

16

 

Fifteenth

2

Horn

8

 

Mixture

II

Oboe

8

 

Trumpet

8

Clarion

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Octave

 

 

Sub Octave Choir to Great

 

Sub Octave

 

 

 

 

Tremulant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choir

 

 

Pedal

 

Bell Gamba

8

 

Sub Bass

32

Stopped Diapason

8

 

Double Diapason

16

Dulciana

8

 

Bourdon

16

Unda Maris

8

 

Violon

16

Principal

4

 

Dulce

8

Suabe Flute

4

 

Violoncello

8

Flageolet

2

 

Trombone

16

Cremona

8

 

 

 

Swell to Choir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swell to Great Unison

 

 

Four pistons to Swell

 

Swell to Pedal

 

 

Four pistons to Great

 

Great to Pedal

 

 

Three pistons to Choir

 

Swell to Great Octave

 

 

Swell tremulant piston

 

Swell to Great Sub Octave

 

 

Great to Pedal piston

 

 

 

 

Four toe pistons to Gt & Pedal comb.

 

 

 

Four toe pistons to Sw & Pedal comb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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