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Lady Chapel Organ

The Ardeton Organ in the gallery
The Ardeton Organ in the gallery
The “Ardeton” is a Model Organ built by Rushworth & Dreaper Ltd. of Liverpool. Immediately this organ was seen and heard in the Cathedral a donor bought it and gave it to be used in the Lady Chapel Musicians' Gallery.

Both its appearance and its performance are completely congruous with the lovely setting of the Lady Chapel.

The compass of the Manual is CC to C — 61 notes. The compass of the Pedals is CCC to F — 30 notes.

SpecificationPedal
 
Bourdon16 ft.
Bass Flute16 ft.
Octave Flute16 ft.
Manual to Pedal Coupler
 
 
Manual
 
Principal8 ft.
Gedackt8 ft.
Gemshorn4 ft.
Lieblich Flute4 ft.
Twelfth2 2/3 ft.
Fifteenth2 ft.
AcutaII Ranks
 
The pipework of this relatively small instrument has been scaled and voiced on classical tonal lines with functional appearance. The mechanism is electric, actuated from a transformer rectifying unit within the organ, as is also the blowing plant in a specially designed cabinet.
 
Pedalboard is to RCO dimensions correctly related to the Manual.
 

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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.