CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL UK

Manual
  Open Diapason
8
 (bass from St Diap)
      Stopt Diapason
8
 
      Principal
4
 
 
  Chimney Flute
4
 
 
  Fifteenth
2
 
      Sesquialtera
II
 (middle c)
           
Pedal     coupled to manual    
           

Suspended tracker key action : Mechanical stop action

Slider soundboard

 

The new chamber organ for Canterbury Cathedral has been designed with a number of uses in mind. Pictured here in the Quire, it will be used for early repertoire including verse anthems and services. In this mode the pedalboard need not be used, and the organist can either stand or use a tall continuo stool. The key action can transpose to A=415.

The organ can also be moved to stand on the west side of the stone screen,facing west at the head of the steps up to the Quire. The cathedral choir sing in this position on a number of occassions through the year, which are typically Eucharist services when the choir will sing an 18th or 19th century Mass setting. The organ is then used with its pedalboard, facilitating the performance of an orchestral keyboard reduction.

 

          

 

  

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