ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL CHAMBER ORGAN,
LONDON, UK

Manual
  Stopped Diapason
8
 
 
  Principal
4
 
 
  Flute
4
 
 
  Principal
2
 
 
  Larigot
1
1/3
 
  Tierce Bass
1
3/5
 
  Cornet Treble
II
 
           

Suspended tracker key action : Mechanical stop action

Slider soundboard : Shifting movement pedal to silence upperwork

St Paul's organ

 

This is the largest of the mobile chamber organs which have been built for use by Cathedral Choirs, mostly used for the performance of music of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries and for continuo use. The keyboard has the facility to transpose and play at either A=440 or A=415. The small electric blower and wind regulator are contained in the bottom section of the instrument.

The St Paul's organ also incorporates a shifting pedal to silence all stops above 8ft pitch, a useful feature for the extensive verse anthem repertoire. It has particularly beautiful carved panels and pipeshades, carved in the style of Grinling Gibbons by the Cathedral staff carvers.

Pipeshade carving on St Pauls chamber organ

 

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