Stafford, Church of Saint Mary, Hoofdorgel

Foto: Phil Draper © 2010

Hill, Norman & Beard bouwde in 1972 een nieuw sleepladen-orgel met elektrische tractuur voor de Church of Saint Mary in Stafford (Staffordshire). De historische orgelkas is in 1844 gemaakt door John Banfield. Het pedaalklavier is radiaal concaaf.


Choir: C – g3
Gedeckt 8′ – Low 12 from 13
Spitz Flute 4′ – Tapered, Low 12 from 13 at 4′
Principal 2′
Larigot 1 1/3′ – Tapered

Great: C – g3
Open Diapason 8′ – Bass on display in the case
Stopped Diapason 8′ – Independent treble. Bass and tenor from 12
Octave 4′ – Independent treble. Bass and tenor from 13
Chimney Flute 4′ – Independent treble. Bass and tenor from Principal
Fifteenth 2′
Sesquialtera II
Furniture III – 19.22.26

Swell: C – g3
Salicional 8′
Wald Flute 8′
Principal 4′
Mixture III 22.26.29
Shalmey 16′
Shalmey 8′ – Added
Trumpet 8′

Pedal: C – ?
Subbass 16′
Principal 8′
Gedeckt 8′ Extension
Octave 4′ Extension
Superoctave 2′ Extension
Bass Trumpet 16′ Swell
Shalmey 4′ Swell

Swell to Pedal
Swell to Great
Swell to Choir
Choir to Great
Choir to Pedal
Great to Pedal

Great and Pedal pistons coupled;
reversible thumb & toe pistons for sw-gt & gt-pd;
reversible thumb pistons for sw-pd & gt-pd;
4 pistons each to gt, sw & ped;
balanced Swell pedal;

Further information:
The Choir organ is located in a nominal 2ft tone cabinet formed by the upper story of the central tower of the case.
Action: Electromagnetic
Soundboards with expansion chambers and built-in wind regulators. Discus blower.
Scaling by John Norman. Tonal finish supervised by John Norman (the last before leaving HN&B)
Addition of kneelers has deadend the church acoustic so the organ now sounds softer than when built