The organ of St Peter's Church, Nottingham
The Great organ
This picture is taken from in front of the Swell box shutters,
looking west. The floor of the Great organ is a foot or so lower than
the main part of the chamber. The pipes of the "Snetzler" case are
dummies, but the picture shows the speaking pipes of the Large Open
Diapason which line the three sides of the case. The Great mixture sits
just behind the case (on the left) and the other ranks of pipes run back
under the arch. The Great/Pedal reed rank flanks the other ranks on each
side, the lowest octave on the right and the rest of the rank on the
Swell box is on the right with its shutters (in the upper half of the
picture) closed. It can be seen that the arch significantly obstructs
the passage of sound into the north aisle. The chancel arch is directly
behind the camera, so the Swell does not speak directly into the chancel
either. The two rows of Great/Pedal reed pipes can be seen, flanking the
rest of the Great. Behind the Swell box can be seen some Pedal flue
pipes, those on the left are painted dark red.
|These are the upper octaves of the Great/Pedal reed, to the south side of the Great.|
|This is the bottom octave of the Pedal reed, the 16' pipes are folded in order to fit in the chamber. More of the red-painted Pedal flues can be seen in the background.|
The Swell organ
The Swell box, with its shutters open. It is painted red, a trademark of the firm of Fenton Wragg who undertook the blending of the two sets of pipework during the rebuild of 1952.
|Here are some of the ranks inside the Swell box.|
The Choir organ
This picture is taken looking east. The arch into the chancel is to the right and the side of the Swell box to the left, behind the lowest octave of the Choir Viola. The second octave of Viola pipes can be seen in the background, and to the left of them is the main part of the Choir organ.
|This is the main part of the Choir organ. As can be seen, the original Choir organ was enclosed in one of Fenton Wragg's red swell boxes. The box was dismantled (apart from two walls) in the Henry Willis rebuild of 1964, when the Viola, Piccolo and Sext were added. The longest pipes of the 8' Keraulophon stop are bent over to fit inside the old swell box. Another Pedal flue pipe can be seen in the background on the left.|
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© St Peter's Church, Nottingham
Last revised 30th March 2003