THE PRINCESS HALL
THE CHELTENHAM LADIES' COLLEGE, UK

Great
1
  Bourdon
16
 
 
2
  Open Diapason
8
 
 
3
  Open Flute
8
 
 
4
  Principal
4
 
 
5
  Fifteenth
2
 
 
6
  Mixture
IV-V
 
 
7
  Trumpet
8
 
 
i
  Choir to Great    
 
ii
  Swell to Great
 
           
Choir
8
  Stopped Diapason
8
 
 
9
  Principal
4
 
 
10
  Spitz Flute
4
 
 
11
  Nazard
2
 2/3
 
12
  Gemshorn
2
 
 
13
  Tierce
1
3/5
 
14
  Mixture
III-IV
 
 
15
  Cremona
8
 
 
iii
  Great & Choir Tremulant    
 
iv
  Swell to Choir    
 
       
Swell
16
  Chimney Flute
8
 
 
17
  Viola
8
 
 
18
  Voix Celeste
8
 
 
19
  Principal
4
 
 
20
  Harmonic Flute
4
 
 
21
  Octave
2
 
 
22
  Sesquialtera
II
 
 
23
  Mixture
IV
 
 
24
  Bassoon
16
 
 
25
  Trumpet
8
 
 
26
  Hautboy
8
 
 
v
  Swell Tremulant
 
 
   
 
Pedal
27
  Open Diapason
16
 
 
28
  Sub Bass
16
 
 
29
  Octave
8
 
 
30
  Flute
8
 
 
31
  Choral Bass
4
 
 
32
  Mixture
IV
 
 
33
  Trombone
16
 
 
vi
  Great to Pedal
 
 
vii
  Choir to Pedal
 
 
viii
  Swell to Pedal    
           

Tracker key action : Slider soundboards

Electric stop and combination actions with sequencer

  > click here to view main image of Cheltenham organ

 

The new organ for the Cheltenham Ladies' College stands on the upper rear gallery in the distinctive Arts & Crafts period Princess Hall. The site is complex, requiring the organ to be accommodated on the rising tiers of the gallery. The resulting limited height has dictated the layout of the instrument: Great and Choir are combined on common soundboards at impost level, with the Swell behind. The Pedal towers in C and C# sides display the Open Diapason pipes from 16ft F.

  Gt and Choir pipework

Above left: Pedal towers                 Above right: Great & Choir pipes

The rounded profiles of the case towers and the tracery of the pipeshades take their inspiration from the surroundings of the Hall. The case is of stained and polished Oak, with contrasting console woodwork of Maple with Ebony stringing details.

The organ was installed during the summer of 2006, and the inaugural recital by Dame Gillian Weir will take place on Saturday March 10th, 2007. The consultant to the project was Ian Bell.

Cheltenham case drawing

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