HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, QUEEN SQUARE, BATH

ORGAN SPECIFICATION

 

Based on S.Bavo, Haarlem, with a few on Paris’ Notre Dame(ND) and Madeleine(M), the organ was designed by Malcolm Hill and built by Wyvern Organs of Bideford. The whole organ is tuned to Orphic Equal Temperament i.e. 5ths are perfect (3:2) rather than octaves (2:1). When Bath Diocese insisted that 2:1 octaves and equal temperament were to be used, these were added as an optional switch, but sounded so hideous that this option was never used. Some time after Holy Trinity Church, Queen Square, Bath was closed, the organ was moved to Holy Trinity Church, Taunton.

PEDAL

Principaal 32

Praestant 16

Bourdon 16

Subbas 16

Roerquint 10.2/3

Octaaf 8

Cello 8

Holfluit 8

Quintpraestant 5.1/3

Koppeldoof 4

Waldfluit 4

Nachthoorn 2

Montres IV ranks ( 32.16.16.8) [ND]

Mixtuur VI ranks (based on 16ft pitch, no breaks, 12.15.19.22.26.29)

Ruischpijp III ranks (based on 8ft pitch, no breaks, 15.19.22)

Basuin 32

Bombarde 16

Dolceaan 16

Trompet 8

Klaroen 4

Zinc 2

I / Ped

II / Ped

III / Ped

 

SWELL III

Contrabas 16

Bourdon 16

Praestant 8

Baarpijp 8

Viola 8

Quintadena 8

Voix Celestes II ranks 8 [ND]

Octaaf 4

Octaaf Celestes II ranks 4 [ND]

Flagfluit 4

Nasard 2.2/3

Doublet 2

Terts 1.3/5

Quintantus 1.1/3

Mixtuur IV ranks

12.15.19.22

8.12.15.19

5.8.12.15

Cymbaal V ranks

22.26.29.31.33

19.22.26.29.31

15.19.22.24.26

12.15.19.22.24

8.12.15.17.19

Basuin 16

Trompet 16

Schalmei 8

Vox Humana 8

Klaroen 4

Tremulant

 

POSITIV ( I)

Quintadena 16

Praestant 8

Holpijp 8

Gedacktpommer 8

Unda Maris 8 (2 ranks) [M]

Octaaf 4

Fluit Douce 4

Speelfluit 2.2/3

Super Octaaf 2

Waldfluit 2

Terts 1.3/5

Larigot 1.1/3

Schivelet 1

Montres IV ranks (16.8.8.4) [ND]

Sesquialter II-IV ranks

12.17

12.12.17.17

Mixtuur V ranks

15.19.26.29

12.15.19.22.26

8.12.15.19.22

5.8.12.15.19

Cymbaal VI ranks

22,26,29,33,40

19.22.26.29.33.36

15.19.22.26.29.33

12.15.19.22.26.29

8.12.15.19.26

Cornet V ranks (no breaks, 1.8.12.15.17)

Fagot 16 [M]

Kromhoorn 8

Trechterregaal 8

Anches III ranks (16.8.4) [ND]

III / I

Tremulant

 

GREAT II

ContraDulciana 32

Principaal 16

Bourdon 16

Praestant 16

Roerfluit 8

Gamba 8

Roerquint 5.1/3

Octaaf 4

Holfluit 4

Gemshoorn 4

QuintPreastant 2.2/3

Super Octaaf 2

Terzian II ranks

22.24

15.17

Mixtuur V ranks

based on 16 ft pitch:

12,15,19,26

8.12.15.19.22

5.8.12.15.19

1.5.8.12.15

Cymbaal VII ranks

15.19.22.26.29.33.36

12.15.19.22.26.29.33

8.12.15.19.22.26

1.5.8.12.15.19.22

Scherp VIII ranks

15.17.19.22.24.26.29.33

12.15.17.19.22.24.26.29

8.12.15.17.19.22.24.26

5.8.12.15.17.19.22.24

Gros Cornet IV ranks (no breaks, to be used with 16 Bourdon, 1.5.8.10) [ND]

Bombarde 16

Trompet 8

Hautbois 8

Klaroen 4

I / II

III / II

 

GENERAL

Expression pedal to Positiv (+Greast +Pedal if using enclosed switch)

Expression pedal to Swell

8 thumb pistons and cancel to each manual

Thumb piston to Pedal Cancel

8 general thumb pistons

8 toe pistons to Swell (or General : switch control)

Pedal and Great pistons combined – drawstop

Toe piston reversers for Pos/Ped; Gt/Ped; Sw/Ped; Sw/Gt; Pos/Gt

Sw/Pos thumb and toe piston reverser

Pos Anches thumb piston reverser

General Cancel thumb piston

Piston Setter thumb piston

Above Swell keyboard (switches):

Piston memory 1-12

Temperament = or +

(both equal temperaments, = based on 2:1 octave, + on 3:2 fifths)

Fine tune control (semitone limit up above and below)

Ambience (variable reverb)

II enclosed

I enclosed

Ped enclosed

Left-side toe-pistons : Swell or General

General volume setting

Above knee-position:

Stereo jack for headphones

Pedalboard light

Recording socket

Midi in –out –thru

Wooden-shank keyboards mounted flat; 5 octaves C-C

Pos manual to react quicker than the other two

Continental straight pedalboard 2.1/2 octaves C to G

Most stops printed in black, but reeds in red, couplers in green

1700 watts r.m.s. total power output from amplifier.

8 full-range speaker cabinets each containing 10” 8” and tweeter; and 2 low-frequency bass cabinets.