Gloucester Cathedral

Organ Specification

New pipework

New pipework (pedal mutation)

Gloucester Cathedral Organ

Thomas Harris 1666
Bishop and Son 1831
Henry Willis 1847/1889
Harrison and Harrison 1920
Hill, Norman and Beard 1971
Nicholson 1999 (new stops in red)


Nicholson 1999

The Nicholson rebuild of 1999 was overseen by the following personnel:

Managing Director: Andrew Moyes
Head Voicer: Guy Russell
Consultant: Ian Bell
Organist of Gloucester Cathedral: David Briggs

 
PEDAL    
Flute 16 Quint 10 2/3 Bombarde 32
Principal 16 Tierce 6 2/5 Bombarde 16
Subbass 16 Septieme 4 4/7 Trumpet 8
Octave 8 Mixture IV ranks Shawm 4
Stopped Flute 8    
Choral Bass 4    
Open Flute 2    
     
GREAT    
Gedecktpommer 16 Quartane II ranks Posaune 16
Open Diapason 8 Mixture IV - VI ranks Trumpet 8
Open Diapason 8 Cornet IV ranks (mid C) Clarion 4
Spitzflute 8    
Bourdon 8    
Prestant 4    
Octave 4    
Stopped Flute 4    
Flageolet 2    
     
SWELL    
Chimney Flute 8 Nazard 2 2/3 Fagotto 16
Salicional 8 Tierce 1 3/5 Trumpet 8
Celeste 8 Mixture IV ranks Hautboy 8
Principal 4 Cimbel III ranks Vox Humana 8
Open Flute 4    
Gemshom 3 Tremulant  
     
CHOIR    
Stopped Diapason 8 Sesquialtera II ranks Cremona 8
Principal 4 Nazard 1 1/3  
Chimney Flute 4 Mixture III ranks Tremulant
Fifteenth 2    
     
WEST POSITIVE    
Gedecktpommer 8 Nazard 2 2/3 Tremulant
Spitzflute 4 Tierce 1 3/5  
Doublette 2 Larigot 1 1/3  
  Cimbel III ranks  
     
COUPLERS    
*West Positive to Grreat *Swell to Great *Choir to Great
Swell to Choir West Positive to Choir  
*West Positive to Pedal *Swell to Pedal *Great to Pedal
*Choir to Pedal    
Swell Sub Octave West Great flues  
  Sub Octave  
     
TRANSFERS    
Great reeds on Man IV West Great flues on Man IV  
     
COMBINATION COUPLERS    
Great & Pedal Combinations coupled Generals on Swell toe pisons  
     
PEDAL DIVIDE    
Below adjustable dividing point: All pedal stops and couplers  
Above adjustable dividing point: Four illuminated controls (Ch/Great/Swell/West Positive)  
     
TREMULANTS    
All are fully adjustable    
     
PISTONS    
Reversibles to knobs marked*
Four Stepper pistons (2+ & 2-)
(duplicated by footpistons)

Four pistons to West Positive
Eight pistons to Swell
Eight pistons to Great
Six pistons to Choir
Eight toe pistons to Pedal
Eight toe pistons duplicating Swell
Eight General thumb pistons
General Cancel
Setter
There are 16 levels of divisional pistons and 384 levels of general pistons
 
     
REPLAY SYSTEM
   
An IBM computer replay system is 'prepared for', to be installed at a later date.


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