The 2016 Organ of St Pauls Anglican Church, Ipswich

In 2004, I was asked to carry out a 'wish list' or proposal on what to do with the pipe organ in St Paul's Anglican Church, Ipswich, which had started life as a 1860 12-stop J. W Walker. After 4 rebuilds and four relocations it was now suffering from being affected by the heat from being stuck in gallery high on the Northern Wall of the Church. We had recorded temperatures in the loft of over 45 degrees. The Great cone-pallet soundboard had cracked and warped and I had replaced it with a new slider soundboard in 2000. Its repositioning and rebuilding by Whitehouse in 1975 had always been problematic to say the least.

Final Specification

 

Great 10 Stops

Double Diapason 16 1904 Fincham/2016 bottom octave
Open Diapason No. I 8 1929 ex Ann St Presbyterian Open No. 1
Open Diapason No. II 8 ex Great Violin Diapason 1929
Clarabella 8 2016
Principal 4 1904 Fincham
Harmonic Flute 4 2016
Quint 2.2/3 2016
Fifteenth 2 2016
Mixture IV 2016
Tromba 8 2016
 
 

Swell 13 Stops (enclosed)

Horn Diapason 8 1860
Lieblich Gedact 8 1860
Salicional 8 1903
Voix Celeste (TC) 8 ex 1860 Flute DAmour
Gemshorn 4 1860
Waldflute 4 Fincham 1904
Piccolo 2 1903
Sesquialtera) III 1975/2016 rescaled with new pipework
Bassoon 16 1975 ex Oboe Schalmei 8 with new bottom octave
Trumpet 8 1897 Swell Cornopean
Oboe 8 1897
Vox Humana (TC) 8 1927
Clarion 4 1975 Great Trompette revoiced with new top octave
 
 

Choir 13 Stops

Bourdon 16 1860
Open Diapason 8 1860
Gamba 8 1904 Fincham
Dulciana 8 1860
Stopt Diapason 8 1860
Principal 4 1860
Chimney Flute 4 1860
Twelfth 2.2/3 1860
Fifteenth 2 1860
Tierce 1.3/5 2000
Mixture III 1975/2000
Clarinet 8 2nd Hand American 1930's
Tuba III 1922 15” wind- pressure
 
 

Pedal 7 Stops

Open Diapason 16 1975
Pedal Principal (A) 16 from Great Double Diapason, Pedal Violoncello
Bourdon (B) 16 1914
Echo Bourdon 16 1860 From Choir
Bass Flute 8 1914 Rest Cartwright ex Suva Cath
Violoncello 8 (borrowed from Great)
Trumpet 8 2000 ex Great Trumpet
Trombone 16 2016
 
 

Couplers

Swell to Great (electric or mechanical)
Swell to Choir (electric or mechanical)
Choir to Great (electric or mechanical)
Swell to Pedal
Great to Pedal
Choir to Pedal
Great/Pedal Pistons Combined
Electric Couplers
 
 

Details

6 pistons each division
8 General pistons
Compass 56/30 notes
Drawstop Console
Slider Soundboards
Electric Stop Action
Attached Drawstop Console
Multi-level Capture System
2 Double-rise bellows.
Balanced mechanical Swell