SHERBORNE ABBEY,
DORSET, UK

Great
1
  Double Diapason
16
 
 
2
  Open Diapason I
8
 
 
3
  Open Diapason II
8
 
 
4
  Stopped Diapason
8
 
 
5
  Octave
4
 
 
6
  Harmonic Flute
4
 
 
7
  Twelfth
2
 2/3
 
8
  Fifteenth
2
 
 
9
  Sesquialtera
II
 
 
10
  Mixture
IV-V
 
 
11
  Trumpet
8
 
 
i
  Swell to Great    
 
ii
  Choir to Great    
 
iii
  Nave on Great    
           
Swell
12
  Open Diapason
8
 
 
13
  Clarinet Flute
8
 
 
14
  Keraulophon
8
 
 
15
  Vox Angelica
8
 
 
16
  Principal
4
 
 
17
  Flute
4
 
 
18
  Gemshorn
2
 
 
19
  Mixture
V
 
 
20
  Double Trumpet
16
 
 
21
  Cornopean
8
 
 
22
  Hautboy
8
 
 
23
  Clarion
4
 
 
iii
  Tremulant    
           
Choir
21
  Clarabella
8
 
 
22
  Gamba
8
 
 
23
  Principal
4
 
 
24
  Flute
4
 
 
25
  Flageolet
2
 
 
26
  Cornet
IV
 
 
27
  Mixture
III
 
 
28
  Clarinet
8
 
 
iv
  Swell to Choir    
 
v
  Nave on Choir    
           
Nave
29
  Open Diapason
8
 
 
30
  Stopped Diapason
8
 
 
31
  Principal
4
 
 
32
  Fifteenth
4
 
 
33
  Mixture
IV
 
 
34
  Pedal Sub Bass
16
 
           
Pedal
35
  Open Wood
16
 
 
36
  Open Diapason
16
 
 
37
  Bourdon
16
 
 
38
  Quint
10
 2/3
 
39
  Principal
8
 
 
40
  Super Octave
4
 
 
41
  Mixture
IV
 
 
42
  Contra Batten
32
 
 
43
  Trombone
16
 
 
vi
  Swell to Pedal    
 
vii
  Great to Pedal    
 
viii
  Choir to Pedal    
           

Transept organ

Tracker key action : Slider soundboards : optional electric coupling

Electric stop and combination actions with sequencer

Nos. 17,20,22,25,27 new in 2004-5

Nave organ

Electric key and stop action : Slider soundboards

Nos. 29-34 new in 2005

  click here to view main image of Sherborne Nave organ  

The Gray & Davison organ of Sherborne Abbey is housed in a distinctive double case by the Victorian architect R.C. Carpenter. Its deeply recessed position in the north transept has occasioned a succession of rebuilding, all attempting to solve the difficulty of providing adequate congregational accompaniment in the main body and rear of the nave. We hope that our work in 2004-5 will have brought this cycle to an end, with the provision of a new nave division of the organ which hangs on the wall in a new case below the great west window. At the same time the main instrument has been substantially reconstructed with new soundboards, tracker action and a new console and coupling chassis. Some minor stop changes have been made: the Swell has gained a Double Trumpet and Flute 4, while returning the Oboe to 8ft pitch. The Great remains as before, while the Choir has been returned to the spirit of its G&D roots.

The consultant to the Abbey for the project was Ian Bell.

Carpenter organ case      Nave organ - pipeshade detail

the R.C.Carpenter case                Pipeshade carving on Nave organ

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