Handel Organ2018-02-13T11:05:23+00:00

3rd November 2012 – Handel Organ Restored!

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

STOP PRESS!

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 for £3.

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)]

1 Double Diapason 16 Hill 1897
2 Open Diapason 8 Hill 1897 displayed in south facing 1897 case
3 Open Diapason 8 Jordan 1720 displayed in west facing 1720 case
4 Stopped Diapason 8 Jordan 1720
5 Clarionet Flute TC 8 may be part Jordan and part pre-1897
6 Principal 4 Jordan 1720
7 Wald Flute TC 4
8 Twelfth 3 Jordan 1720
9 Fifteenth 2 Jordan 1720
10 Mixture III
11 Trumpet 8

SWELL

high up speaking westward from back of the organ

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

20 Double Diapason 16 † (stopped bottom 2 octaves, then open small scale)
21 Open Diapason 8
22 Lieblich Gedackt 8
23 Salicional 8 Hill 1897
24 Voix Celeste TC 8 Hill 1897
25 Principal 4
26 Piccolo 2
27 Mixture III
28 Oboe 8
29 Cornopean 8
30 Clarion 4

CHOIR

unenclosed, speaking southward into the chancel

Sw. to Ch.

12 Dulciana 8 † (bottom octave from 13)
13 Gamba 8
14 Stopped Diapason 8 Jordan 1720
15 Principal 4
16 Flute 4 Jordan 1720
17 Fifteenth 2 Jordan 1720
18 Cremona 8 Hill 1897
19 Trumpet 8 † Borrowed from Great (Cooper 2012)

PEDAL

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

31 Open Diapsaon Wood 16 16 †
32 Sub Bass 16 The original Hill 1897 Bourdon
33 Bourdon 16 Cooper 2012 (quieter stopped bass)
34 Flute (from 32) 8
35 Trumpet 8 † Borrowed from Great (Cooper 2012)
36 Trombone 16 Additional 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