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St Andrew’s • Cheam
UNITED REFORMED CHURCH

St Andrew's organ

Manuals

Built in 1968, St Andrew's organ derived most of its pipes from an organ at Gresham’s School in Norfolk which was being dismantled. Some changes were made in 1981. The full specification is recorded below.

The organ was built by J W Walker & Sons, and comprises great, swell and positive manuals and a full pedal board. The instrument and its associated blower and humidifer are regularly maintained and are normally in full working order.

The organ may be made available for practice or teaching at the discretion of the church; for further details please leave your contact details with the Church Office.

Benjamin Britten was a pupil when the organ was at Gresham’s, so it may well be that he played ‘our’ organ. Also, Walter Greatorex was Director of Music there when he composed the tune Woodlands to which we sing Tell out my soul. And a further connection with Gresham’s is that the architect of its chapel was Maxwell Ayrton, who also designed St Andrew’s.

Swell and pedal stops
Positive and great stops

Specification

J.W. Walker & Sons, Ltd.

Specification of a reconstructed three manual organ, incorporating the best of the soundboards, pipework, and wind system of an original "Walker" organ, built 1910, for Gresham School, Holt, Norfolk.

Compass of Manuals, CC to C, 61 notes
Compass of Pedals, CCC to G, 32 notes

GREAT ORGAN
1.QUINTATON New16 ft.61 pipes
2.OPEN DIAPASON 1 8 61 "
3.OPEN DIAPASON 2 8 61 "
4.WALD FLUTE 8 61 "
5.PRINCIPAL8 61 "
6.NASON FLUTENew461 "
7.QUARTANE (12-15)New2 ranks122 "
8.TRUMPET861 "
SWELL ORGAN
9.OPEN DIAPASON8 ft.61 pipes
10.STOPPED DIAPASON861 "
11.GAMBA861 "
12.VOIX CELESTE T.C.849 "
13.PRINCIPAL461 "
14.FIFTEENTH261 "
15.MIXTURE (19-22-26)New3 ranks183 "
16.CONTRA FAGOTTOEx Cheam1661 "
17.HORN861 "
TREMULANT
POSITIVE ORGAN
18.GEDECKT8 ft.61 pipes
19.SUABE FLUTE461 "
20.NAZARDNew2⅔61 "
21.BLOCK FLUTENew261 "
22.TIERCENew161 "
23.CRUMHORN861 "
PEDAL ORGAN
24.OPEN DIAPASON16 ft.32 pipes
25.BOURDON1656 "
26.QUINTATONFrom No. 11632 notes
27.PRINCIPALFrom No. 21656 "
28.BASS FLUTEFrom No. 25832 "
29.FIFTEENTHFrom No. 2432 "
30.OCTAVE FLUTEFrom No. 25432 "
31.FAGOTTOFrom No. 161632 "
COUPLERS
32.POSITIVE TO PEDAL
33.POSITIVE OCTAVE TO PEDAL
34.GREAT TO PEDAL
35.SWELL TO PEDAL
36.SWELL TO GREAT
37.SWELL TO POSITIVE
38.POSITIVE TO GREAT
39.SWELL OCTAVE
40.SWELL SUB OCTAVE
41.SWELL UNISON OFF
42.GREAT AND PEDAL COMBINATION COUPLED
ACCESSORIES
FOUR THUMB PISTONS TO POSITIVE
FOUR THUMB PISTONS TO GREAT
FOUR THUMB PISTONS TO SWELL
FOUR TOE PISTONS TO PEDAL
FOUR TOE PISTONS TO SWELL (DUPLICATING)
ONE REVERSIBLE THUMB PISTON FOR GREAT TO PEDAL
ONE REVERSIBLE TOE PISTON FOR GREAT TO PEDAL
ONE REVERSIBLE THUMB PISTON FOR SWELL TO GREAT
ONE REVERSIBLE THUMB PISTON FOR POSITIVE TO GREAT

1981 Alterations

Hill, Norman & Beard, 1981.

No 7 became FIFTEENTH (12th removed)
No 8 became MIXTURE III (22-26-29) (new)
Nos 16 and 31 became CRUMHORN 16 ft. (Old Positive Crumhorn with new bottom octave added)
No 23 became TRUMPET 8 ft. (Old Great Trumpet)

The altered ranks are shown with red numbers in the specification.

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