HOLY TRINITY CHURCH
HEADINGTON QUARRY, OXFORD, UK

Manual I
1
  Open Diapason
8
 
 
2
  Stopped Diapason
8
 
 
3
  Principal
4
 
 
4
  Fifteenth
2
 
 
5
  Mixture
III
 
 
i
  Manual II to Manual I    
           
Manual I
6
  Chimney Flute
8
 
 
7
  Flute
4
 
 
8
  Gemshorn
2
 
 
9
  Sesquialtera
II
 
           
Pedal
10
  Subbass
16
 
 
ii
  Manual I to Pedal    
 
iii
  Manual II to Pedal    
           

Tracker key action : Mechanical stop action : Slider soundboards

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The casework of this organ is painted in subtle shades of grey and green with touches of red and gilding on the front pipe mouths, impost and carvings. In contrast, the console is of polished oak, with key coverings of boxwood and ebony. The carvings by Derek Riley depict angels sounding trumpets, and take their inspiration from nearby stonework.

The design of the organ is very compact: all the manual pipes are arranged on a common soundboard with the eight foot stops sharing a common bass, and the Subbass pipes stand on a separate chest behind the main case. Open metal pipes are cut to length and cone tuned, while the flutes have soldered tops and flexible ears for tuning.

The consultant to the church was Dr John Rowntree.

Headington drawing

 a preliminary proposal for the organ casework

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