WORCESTER CATHEDRAL, UK

THE NEW QUIRE ORGAN

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Great
1
  Violone
16
 
 
2
  Open Diapason
8
 
 
3
  Open Flute
8
 
 
4
  Gamba
8
 
 
5
  Principal
4
 
 
6
  Chimney Flute
4
 
 
7
  Twelfth
2
 2/3
 
8
  Nasard
2
 2/3
 
9
  Fifteenth
2
 
 
10
  Open Flute
2
 
 
11
  Tierce
1
3/5
 
12
  Mixture
V
 
 
i
  Tremulant    
 
13
  Trumpet
8
 
 
14
  Clarion
4
 
 
ii
  Solo to Great    
 
iii
  Swell to Great    
 
iv
  Choir to Great    
 
v
  Transept Great on Great
 
 
       
Swell
15
  Bourdon
16
 
 
16
  Open Diapason
8
 
 
17
  Gedeckt
8
 
 
18
  Salicional
8
 
 
19
  Voix Celeste
8
 
 
20
  Principal
4
 
 
21
  Spitz Flute
4
 
 
22
  Gemshorn
2
 
 
23
  Mixture
IV
 
 
24
  Oboe
8
 
 
25
  Vox Humuna
8
 
 
vi
  Tremulant
 
 
26
  Contra Fagotto
16
 
 
27
  Trumpet
8
 
 
28
  Clarion
4
 
 
vii
  Octave    
 
viii
  Sub Octave    
 
ix
  Unison Off    
 
x
  Solo to Swell    
 
xi
  Transept Swell on Swell    
 
   
 
Choir
29
  Stopped Diapason
8
 
 
30
  Viola
8
 
 
31
  Viola Celeste
8
 
 
32
  Principal
4
 
 
33
  Nason Flute
4
 
 
34
  Fifteenth
2
 
 
35
  Sesquialtera
II
 
 
36
  Mixture
III
 
 
37
  Trumpet
8
 
 
xii
  Tremulant
 
 
xiii
  Swell to Choir
 
 
xiv
  Solo to Choir    
 
xv
  Octave    
 
xvi
  Sub Octave    
 
xvii
  Unison Off    
 
xviii
  Great reeds on Choir    
 
xix
  Transept Great on Choir    
 
       
Solo
38
  Harmonic Flute
8
 
 
39
  Viole d'Orchestre
8
  Hope Jones
 
40
  Cor Anglais
16
 
 
41
  Clarinet
8
 
 
42
  Hautbois
8
 
 
xx
  Tremulant    
 
43
  Tuba
8
  unenclosed
 
xxi
  Octave    
 
xxii
  Sub Octave    
 
xxiii
  Unison Off    
 
xxiv
  Great reeds on Solo    
 
xxv
  Transept Great on Solo    
 
xxvi
  Transept Swell on Solo    
 
       
Pedal
44
  Double Open Wood
32
  from Transept organ
 
45
  Double Open Diapason
32
  from Transept organ
 
46
  Open Wood
16
  ext. no 45
 
47
  Open Diapason
16
 
48
  Violone
16
  from Great
 
49
  Sub Bass
16
 
50
  Principal
8
 
51
  Flute
8
 
52
  Choral Bass
4
  18th century pipes
 
53
  Mixture
IV
 

54

  Sackbut
32
 
55
  Trombone
16
 
56
  Fagotto
16
  from Swell
 
57
  Trumpet
8
 
 
xxvii
  Great to Pedal    
 
xxviii
  Swell to Pedal    
 
xxix
  Choir to Pedal    
 
xxx
  Solo to Pedal    
 
xxxi
  Solo Octave to Pedal    
 
xxxii
  Great & Pedal combs. coupled
 
xxxiii
  Swell & Pedal combs. coupled
  xxxiv   Generals on Swell toe pistons

Electric key actions : Slider soundboards

Electric stop and combination actions with sequencer and MIDI

Worcester cases

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The new Quire organ was completed in July 2008 and first used at the Worcester Three Choirs Festival in August, including an inaugural recital by Dame Gillian Weir. It was dedicated at Evensong on October 4th, which was followed by a further opening recital given by Thomas Trotter.

The Great organ is housed in a new case at triforium level on the north side of the Quire, with the Choir and Solo divisions behind. The Pedal organ is similarly housed in a matching case on the south side, with the Swell box behind. The console is placed in a new loft in the south Quire aisle.

The existing large Hill case in the transept will continue to house the 32ft flues, which will be available to both the Quire organ and the Nave organ when built.The intention is to transfer this case from the present south transept to the north transept, where it will also contain a two manual and pedal organ for use when the cathedral choir sings at the head of the Nave, and which will be playable from either console.

Putting in bottom C

Putting in 16ft bottom C during installation

View of the Cathedral exterior

Worcester Cathedral from the east

 

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