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        GCCGuildford Cathedral Choir
 
 
Organ specification

Main Organ facade
Main Organ facade
The Cathedral Organ is a Four Manual Organ built by Rushworth & Dreaper Ltd. of Liverpool.

There are two sections: the Main Organ and the Positive Organ. Each section has a separate blowing mechanism but both are played from the same console.
 
SpecificationThe compass of the Manuals is CC to C — 61 notes. The compass of the Pedals is CCC to G — 32 notes.

Pedal Organ
 
1.Sub BassExt. of No. 432 ft.
2.Open Wood 16 ft.
3.Open MetalFrom No. 3116 ft.
4.Bourdon 16 ft.
5.Violone 16 ft.
6.SalicionalFrom No. 4616 ft.
7.QuintatonFrom No. 6816 ft.
8.Octave WoodExt. of No. 28 ft.
9.Principal 8 ft.
10.Bass FluteExt. of No. 48 ft.
11.FifteenthExt. of No. 94 ft.
12.Octave FluteExt. of No. 104 ft.
13.Mixture19. 22. 26. 29.IV Ranks
14.Contra TromboneExt. of No. 4332 ft.
15.Ophicleide 16 ft.
16.TromboneFrom No. 4316 ft.
17.PosauneExt. of No. 158 ft.
18.ClarionExt. of No. 174 ft.
 I. Positive to Pedal         II. Choir to Pedal
III. Great to Pedal           IV. Swell to Pedal         V. Solo to Pedal
 
 
Choir Organ (Unenclosed)
 
19.Bourdon 16 ft.
20.Open Diapason 8 ft.
21.Stopped Diapason  8 ft.
22.Dulciana 8 ft.
23.Gemshorn 4 ft.
24.Suabe Flute 4 ft.
25.Nazard 2 2/3 ft.
26.Flageolet 2 ft.
27.Mixture15. 19. 22.III Ranks
28.Trombone 16 ft.
29.Trumpet 8 ft.
30.Clarion 4 ft.
 VI. Positive to Choir          VII. Swell to Choir        VIII. Solo to Choir
 
 
Great Organ
 
31.Double Diapason 16 ft.
32.Open Diapason I 8 ft.
33.Open Diapason II 8 ft.
34.Open Diapason III  8 ft.
35.Waldflote 8 ft.
36.Stopped Diapason  8 ft.
37.Octave Diapason 4 ft.
38.Principal 4 ft.
39.Stopped Flute 4 ft.
40.Twelfth 2 2/3 ft.
41.Fifteenth 2 ft.
42.Mixture19. 22. 26 .29.IV Ranks
43.Trombone 16 ft.
44.Trumpet 8 ft.
45.Clarion 4 ft.
 IX. Positive to Great     X. Choir to Great   
XI. Swell to Great        XII. Solo to Great
 
 
Swell Organ
 
46.Contra Salicional 16 ft.
47.Geigen Diapason 8 ft.
48.Rohrflote 8 ft.
49.Salicional 8 ft.
50.Vox AngelicaTen C8 ft.
51.Principal 4 ft.
52.Koppelflote 4 ft.
53.Fifteenth 2 ft.
54.Sesquialtra12. 17.II Ranks
55.Mixture19. 22. 26. 29.IV Ranks
56.Oboe 8 ft.
 XIII. Tremulant
57.Contra Fagotto 16 ft.
58.Cornopean 8 ft.
59.Clarion 4 ft.
 XIV. Sub Octave
XV.  Unison off       } Acting also through Unison Couplers
XVI. Octave
 XVII. Positive to Swell          XVIII. Solo to Swell
 
 
Solo Organ (Enclosed)
 
60.Viol D'Orchestre 8 ft.
61.Viol Celestes 8 ft.
62.Hohlflote 8 ft.
63.Concert Flute 4 ft.
64.Piccolo 2 ft.
65.Orchestral Oboe 8 ft.
66.Clarinet 8 ft.
 XIX. Tremulant
67.Tuba(Unenclosed)8 ft.
 XX.   Sub Octave
XXI.  Unison off       } Acting also through Unison Couplers
XXII. Octave
 
 
Positive Organ
 
68.Rohr Gedeckt 8 ft.
69.Gemshorn 8 ft.
70.Spitzflote 4 ft.
71.Nasonflote 4 ft.
72.Nazard 2 2/3 ft.
73.Blockflote 2 ft.
74.Tierce 1 3/5 ft.
75.Larigot 1 1/3 ft.
76.Fourniture22. 26. 29.III Ranks
 
 
Accessories
 
Balanced Expression Pedals to Swell and Solo Organs.
Eight Thumb Pistons to Choir Organ, with suitable Pedal on double touch.
Eight Thumb Pistons to Great Organ, with suitable Pedal on double touch.
Eight Thumb Pistons to Swell Organ, with suitable Pedal on double touch.
Five Thumb Pistons to Solo Organ, with suitable Pedal on double touch.
Eight Toe Pistons to Pedal Organ.
Eight Toe Pistons to Swell Organ, duplicating manual Pistons.
Reversible Thumb Pistons operating:–
 ‘Choir to Pedal'‘Positive to Choir'
 ‘Great to Pedal'‘Swell to Great'
 ‘Swell to Pedal'‘Solo to Great'
 ‘Solo to Pedal'‘Positive to Swell'
 ‘Swell to Choir'‘Tuba on Solo Manual'
Reversible Toe Pistons operating:–
 ‘Great to Pedal'‘Swell to Great'
 ‘Swell to Pedal'‘Solo to Great'
 ‘Pedal Trombone'‘Solo Tuba'
pp” Thumb Piston acting on entire Organ, reducing to No. 1 Piston on each Manual.
Thumb Piston cancelling Octave Couplers.
Two drawstops connecting ‘Great and Pedal Pistons'.
Switch for cancelling double touch on Pistons.
Manual and Pedal registrations can be arranged by the Organist through an adjustable switchboard placed in the Console.
 

SoundclipsThe Cathedral Organs sometimes feature in our RealAudio selections
 
Lady ChapelDetails of the Ardeton Organ in the Lady Chapel
 
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Note: This is an archive of the old unofficial website of 2001. These pages are for historical interest only - please visit the official website for up to date information. Some corrections have been noted and are in maroon.