ETON COLLEGE LOWER CHAPEL
ETON, BERKSHIRE, UK

Grand Orgue
1
Montre
16
2
Montre
8
3
Bourdon
8
4
Flûte harmonique
8
5
Prestant
4
6
Flûte conique
4
7
Doublette
2
8
Fourniture
IV
9
Cymbale
III
10
Cornet
V
11
Trompette
8
12
Clairon
4
i
Récit - Grand Orgue
ii
Positif - Grand Orgue
 
Récit
13
Bourdon
16
14
Flûte traversière
8
15
Viole de Gambe
8
16
Voix céleste
8
17
Prestant
4
18
Flûte octaviante
4
19
Octavin
2
20
Mixture
IV-V
21
Hautbois
8
22
Voix humaine
8
23
Basson
16
24
Trompette harmonique
8
25
Clairon
4
iii
Tremblant
 
Positif
26
Bourdon
8
27
Prestant
4
28
Flûte à cheminée
4
 
29
Nasard
2
 2/3
30
Octavin
2
 
31
Tierce
1
 3/5
32
Plein jeu
IV
33
Cromorne
8
iv
Tremblant
v
Récit - Positif
 
Pédale
34
Contrebasse
16
35
Soubasse
16
36
Montre
16
37
Octave
8
38
Flûte ouverte
8
39
Prestant
4
40
Bombarde
16
41
Trompette
8
vi
Récit - Pédale
vii
Grand Orgue - Pédale
viii

Positif - Pédale

   

Suspended tracker key action : Slider soundboards

Electric stop and combination actions with stepper

> click here to view main image of Eton organ   

The new organ for Lower Chapel was built in 2000, and replaces a previous much-rebuilt instrument by T.C. Lewis, which has itself found a new home in Greenwich. The casework provided in 1925 by the architect W.G. Tapper has been remodelled to more closely resemble the Father Smith case on which it was originally based, and has new 16ft tin prospect pipes. We have retained all of the decorative features of the case, including the elaborate entablatures, carvings and pipeshades, but the rest of the structure, and the organ itself, are completely new.

As is evident from the stoplist, the instrument has a bias towards the French romantic school. Our philosophy was that such a specification might well have resulted from a Cavaillé-Coll rebuild of an earlier French organ, and the resulting broad scheme enables a wide spectrum of repertoire to be convincingly performed.

The consultant to the College for the project was Ian Bell, and the inaugural recital was given by David Goode in March 2001.

Eton case detail   Eton pedal couplers detail

Above left: looking up at the front case

Above right: detail of the pedal couplers

Eton console  

Above left: Treble stop jamb

Above right: G.O. pipework

G.O. Cornet V

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