ORGAN OF THE MONTH 82: April 2009

St Peter, Broome
(Trevor Tipple, 1993)

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This 18th century church, standing in a quiet village just off the busy A456, contains a modern three-rank extension instrument, the work of Trevor Tipple, a fine example of what can be achieved with very little.  The organ is housed at the West End in two wall-mounted cabinets (made from Worcestershire oak) and with the Pedal Bourdon's bottom octave (the only pipework that was not new at the time of construction) installed on the wall of a small gallery.

The three extended ranks of Diapason, Salicional and Flute pipes are used to create fourteen stops at pitches varying from 8ft to 1ft, the latter as part of a Mixture 19,22.

The console (also new in 1993 and also of solid Worcestershire oak) stands in an alcove so that the organist is facing across the chancel (see central photo): very useful for seeing what's going on during a service, but not so good for judging the tonal balance of the instrument.


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