3rd November 2012 – Handel Organ Restored!

Andrew Lumsden gives Celebration Organ Recital. Last few mins of Finale from Widor VI

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The History of the Handel Organ

The history of this famous organ, and the story of its restoration, is told in this 32-page colour book, published in 2016. Copies of the book itself are available to buy at Holy Trinity Church, priced at £5, or you can download this PDF.

SPECIFICATION OF THE ORGAN

HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, GOSPORT

1897 HILL ORGAN – embracing 1720 JORDAN ORGAN – restored 2012 COOPER

GREAT

speaking westward into the nave

Sw. to Gt. [Ch. to Gt. (HNB 1972)]

1Double Diapason16Hill 1897
2Open Diapason8Hill 1897 displayed in south facing 1897 case
3Open Diapason8Jordan 1720 displayed in west facing 1720 case
4Stopped Diapason8Jordan 1720
5Clarionet Flute TC8may be part Jordan and part pre-1897
6Principal4Jordan 1720
7Wald Flute TC4
8Twelfth3Jordan 1720
9Fifteenth2Jordan 1720
10MixtureIII
11Trumpet8

SWELL

high up speaking westward from back of the organ

[Swell Super, Swell Sub, Tremulant (HNB 1972)]

20Double Diapason16† (stopped bottom 2 octaves, then open small scale)
21Open Diapason8
22Lieblich Gedackt8
23Salicional8Hill 1897
24Voix Celeste TC8Hill 1897
25Principal4
26Piccolo2
27MixtureIII
28Oboe8
29Cornopean8
30Clarion4

CHOIR

unenclosed, speaking southward into the chancel

Sw. to Ch.

12Dulciana8† (bottom octave from 13)
13Gamba8
14Stopped Diapason8Jordan 1720
15Principal4
16Flute4Jordan 1720
17Fifteenth2Jordan 1720
18Cremona8Hill 1897
19Trumpet8† Borrowed from Great (Cooper 2012)

PEDAL

Gt. to Ped. Sw. to Ped. Ch. to Ped

31Open Diapsaon Wood1616 †
32Sub Bass16The original Hill 1897 Bourdon
33Bourdon16Cooper 2012 (quieter stopped bass)
34Flute (from 32)8
35Trumpet8† Borrowed from Great (Cooper 2012)
36Trombone16Additional twelve bass pipes Cooper 2012

Pistons to each manual and pedals; and adjustable Generals. Electro-pneumatic action. (Cooper 2012)
† Hill, reused from existing organ: may be Pether, Hunter, Butler, or Gray & Davison.

Organ Specification – Download