Organ | Bells
pipe organ has been called the queen of musical instruments... an orchestra
placed at the disposal of the musician playing. At Christ Church, our
pipe organ features in almost all of our worship, including Evensongs
and other special liturgies beyond Sunday morning.
In accordance with much contemporary thinking about organ design, our
instrument is designed on classical principles. Two features are notable
examples. First, the key action is mechanical, or “tracker”
as it is sometimes described. With this action the player has direct control
of the attack and release of each note. As a result, subtleties of articulation
are made possible, which is not the case with electro-pneumatic instruments.
Secondly, each division of the organ is contained in its own case, which
helps both to project the sound into the church, and to blend the speech
of the various stops. However, in spite of these classical features, care
has been taken to ensure that more contemporary needs are provided for
and that the hymns, settings and anthems of the Anglican liturgy can be
accompanied satisfactorily. No instrument can pretend to be an “all
purpose organ” - an unwise and perhaps impossible aim. But our instrument
strikes an impressive balance in versatility and tonal integrity.
Offen Flote 8'
Vox Coelestis 8' (tenor C)
Plein Jeu IV 2'
Terz-Zimbel II 1/3'
Voix Humaine 8'
Mixtur IV 1.1/3'
Zimbel II 1/3'
Cornet IV 4' (tenor G)
Spanische Trompete (Horizontal) 8'
Spanische Trompete (Horizontal) 4'
Quarte de Nazard 2'
Cymbale III 2/3'
Key action mechanical
Stop action electric
Manual compass 58
Pedal compass 32
8 Generals (toe; 4
divisional pistons to each manual (thumb);
4 divisional pistons to Pedal (toe);
Great to Pedal reversible (toe) - replaced with a 100 level sequencer
Great to Pedal, Swell to Pedal, Swell to Great reversible (thumb);
Full organ reversible (toe)’
Set and cancel (thumb).