London (Holborn), Church of Saint Alban the Martyr

Foto’s: Andrew & Jane Wood © 2018

John Compton Organ Company bouwde in 1960 zijn laatste orgel. Het is het orgel van de Church of Saint Alban the Martyr in London (Holborn) Middlesex. Het is later door N.P. Mander uitgebreid. Omstreeks 1990 is het door Rushworth & Dreaper gerestaureerd. Daarbij is ook de dispositie gewijzigd. Het pedaalklavier is radiaal concaaf. De tractuur van het kegelladen-orgel is elektro-pneumatisch.

Dispositie:

Pedal C – g1
1 Subbass 32 A?, EEEE by polyphone
2 Open Wood 16 B
3 Open Metal 16 C
4 Bourdon 16 A
5 Salicional 16 D
6 Dulciana 16 E
7 Octave 8 Metal, 1990
8 Flute 8 A
9 Dulciana 8 E
10 Flute 4 A
11 Mixture III 96, 15.19.22
12 Ophicleide 16 F
13 Trombone 16 G
14 Contra Posaune 16 H
15 Tuba 8 F
16 Clarion 4 F
Choir C – c4  Enclosed
17 Contra Dulciana 16 E
18 Violoncello 8
19 Gedackt 8 was Concert Flute
20 Dulciana 8 E
21 Unda Maris 8 TC
22 Dulcet 4 E
23 Harmonic Flute 4
24 Nazard 2 2/3
25 Dulcet Fifteenth 2 E
26 Piccolo 2
27 Tierce 1 3/5
28 Acuta III E, 12.19.22
29 Clarinet 8 was Orchestral Oboe
30 Tremulant
31 Tuba 8 F, Unenclosed
Great C – c4
32 Double Open Diapason 16 C
33 First Diapason 8
34 Second Diapason 8
35 Third Diapason 8 C
36 Stopt Diapason 8 was Hohl Flute
37 Dulciana 8
38 Octave 4
39 Principal 4 C
40 Twelfth 2 2/3
41 Super Octave 2
42 Fifteenth 2 C
43 Mixture III IV rks 24 notes then V rks
44 Double Trumpet 16 G, harmonic trebles
45 Trumpet 8 harmonic trebles
46 Clarion 4 harmonic trebles
Swell Cc4  Enclosed
47 Contra Salicional 16 D
48 Geigen Diapason 8
49 Lieblich Gedact 8
50 Salicional 8 D
51 Vox Angelica 8 GG
52 Gemshorn 4
53 Salicet 4 D
54 Zauber flute 4
55 Fifteenth 2 D
56 Mixture III 17.19.22/12.15.17
57 Contra Posaune 16 H
58 Cornopean 8
59 Hautboy 8
60 Clarion 4
61 Tremulant

Couplers:
Swell to Pedal
Swell to Great
Swell to Choir
Swell octave
Swell suboctave
Swell unison off
Choir to Great
Choir to Pedal
Choir octave
Choir suboctave
Choir unison off
Great to Pedal
Swell Octave to Pedal

Accessories:
8 thumb pistons to each manual;
8 toe pistons controlling Pedal (and Great, on second touch);
pistons all adjustable at console by setter piston;
4 adjustable general thumb pistons;
8 collective pistons operating each correspondingly numbered manual
and pedal piston simultaneously;
3 switches for coupling pedal combinations to manual pistons;
reversible thumb pistons for Gt-Pd, Sw-Gt, Ch-Gt;
3 pistons for controlling the manual-to-pedal couplers, each drawing the coupler indicated and withdrawing the other two on second touch;
General Cancel piston;
4 Switches to Ventils for Ped, Ch, Gt & Sw;
2 balanced Swell pedals with indicators;

Further information:
Wind pressures:
Pedal Open Wood and Bourdon ranks 5″;
Pedal Ophicleide 10″;
Choir fluework and Clarinet 5″;
Tuba 10″;
Great fluework 4″;
Great reeds 5″;
Swell fluework and reeds 6″;
Pedal Organ, 208 pipes;
Choir organ 658 pipes;
Great organ 829 pipes (prior to additional ranks added to Mixture);
Swell organ 822 pipes;
Total pipes: 2517 (prior to additional ranks added to Mixture);