ORGAN OF THE MONTH 20: February 2004

St Paul's in the Jewellery Quarter
(Hill, Norman & Beard, 1964)

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Much of the pipework in this H N & B rebuild dates from the 19th century and the Great soundboard (being the old-style GG compass) probably dates from around 1800.  Originally, the pitch must have been sharper, because the older 8ft C pipes are now all doing service as C#.  Some ranks have a polyphone for C/C#.  Some of the case pipes are zinc, suggesting 1860 or later.

The action appears to be all H N & B from the 1964 re-build, as is the Great Stopped Diapason and Trumpet.  In spite of its uncertain history, the organ sounds very well in the generous acoustic of St Paul's and is now in the care of Cawston Organs Ltd.

BOA council member Paul Carr (see central photo) was appointed here in September 2003.


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