Birmingham, Town Hall

Foto: Mander Organs

In 1834 bouwde William Hill & Son een nieuw orgel voor de Town Hall in Birmingham (Warwickshire). Het is later diverse malen gerestaureerd, omgebouwd en uitgebreid. Het pedaalklavier is radiaal concaaf, de frontpijpen zijn gedecoreerd, de tractuur is elektro-pneumatisch en de windladen zijn kegelladen. Een tongwerk op het pedaal is als unit uitgevoerd. Deze is gemarkeerd met A.

Dispositie:

Choir: C – c4
Open Diapason 8′ – Hill
Stopped Diapason 8′ – Hill
Cone Gamba 8′ – 1984
Dulciana 8′ – Hill
Principal 4′ – 1984
Wald Flöte 4′ – Hill
Fifteenth 2′ – 1984
Flautina 2′
Mixture II – 19.22. – 1984
Contra Fagotto 16′
Cornopean 8′ – Hill
Krumhorn 8′ – Hill
Tremulant

Great: C – c4
Double Open Diapason 16′ – Hill
Bourdon 16′
Open Diapason I 8′
Open Diapason II 8′ – Hill
Open Diapason III 8′ – 1984
Stopped Diapason 8′ – 1984
Quint 5 1/3′
Octave 4′ – 1984
Principal 4′ – Hill
Harmonic Flute 4′ – 2007
Twelfth 2 2/3′ – Hill
Fifteenth 2′ – 1984
Full Mixture IV – 15.19.22.26 – 1984
Sesquialtera III – Hill – 17.19.22
Sharp Mixture III – 1984 – 22.26.29
Double Trumpet 16′
Posaune 8′
Clarion 4′

Swell: C – c4 (in zwelkast)
Contra Gamba 16′
Open Diapason 8′ – Hill
Keraulophon 8′ – Hill
Salicional 8′
Vox Angelica 8′
Claribel Flute 8′
Principal 4′ – Hill
Suabe Flute 4′ – Hill
Fifteenth 2′ – Hill
Cornet II – 1984 – 12.17
Full Mixture IV – 19.22.26.29
Sharp Mixture III – 1984 – 22.26.29
Double Trumpet 16′
Cornopean 8′
Horn 8′
Oboe 8′
Clarion 4′
Tremulant

Solo: C – c4 (in zwelkast)
Viola da Gamba 8′
Viola Celeste 8′ TC
Rohr Flöte 8′
Unda Maris 8′ – 1984
Flauto Traverso 8′ – 1984
Harmonic Flute 4′
Piccolo 2′
Flageolet 1′ – 1984
Cor Anglais 16′
Clarinet 8′
Vox Humana 8′
Tremulant
Tuba Mirabilis 8′ – Hill
Bells – 2007
Cimbelstern

Bombarde: C – c4
Bourdon 8′ – 1984
Flute 4′ – 1984
Nazard 2 2/3′ – 1984
Quarte 2′ – 1984
Tierce 1 3/5′ – 1984
Larigot 1 1/3′ – 1984
Plein Jeu V-VI – 15.19.22.26.29 – 1984
Tremulant
Bombarde 16′
Trumpet 8′
Clarion 4′
Tuba Mirabilis 8′ – Solo

Pedal: C – g1
Double Open Diapason 32′ – Hill
Open Diapason 16′ – Hill, metalen pijpen
Open Diapason 16′ – Hill, houten pijpen
Violone 16′ – houten pijpen
Bourdon 16′ – Hill
Principal 8′ – Hill, houten pijpen
Violoncello 8′ – 2007
Bass Flute 8′
Twelfth 5 1/3′ – Hill
Fifteenth 4′ – Hill
Sesquialtera III – 17.19.22 – Hill
Mixture III – 22.26. 29 – 1984
Contra Trombone 32′ – Hill
Trombone 16′ – Hill
Bassoon 16′ – 1984
Trumpet 8′ – Hill
Clarion 4′ – GLP – 1984, rest Hill
Bombardon 32′ A, 1984/2007
Ophicleide 16′ A, 1984/2007

Couplers:
Swell to Pedal
Swell to Great
Swell to Choir
Swell octave
Choir to Great
Choir to Pedal
Great to Pedal
Solo to Great
Bombarde to Great
Solo to Swell
Solo to Choir
Bombarde to Choir
Bombarde to Solo
Bombarde Flues on Great
Solo to Pedal
Bombarde to Pedal
Solo Sub-Octave
Solo Unison Off
Solo Octave

Accessories:
8 thumb pistons each to Great, Swell, Choir, Solo and Bombarde (adjustable)
8 general thumb pistons (adjustable)
8 toe pistons to Pedal (adjustable)
8 toe pistons to Swell (adjustable)
Full Organ toe piston (also Full Organ ‘coupler’)
11 reversible thumb pistons
5 reversible toe pistons
Great and Pedal combinations coupled
Generals on Swell toe pistons
crescendo pedal
general cancel thumb piston
solid state capture system (2007)
dials for 8 memory channels