New Great Soundboard and tonal remodelling for Newmarket Roman Catholic Church
During the latter part of 2016 we have completed the manufacture and instillation of a new Great soundboard and tonal remodelling to the Newmarket Catholic Church 1875 Lewis Organ. A truly remarkable organ positioned at the west end of this fine church and capable of leading a 400 strong congregation. In its gallery position it is able to project and luxuriate in the church's acoustics.
All pipework has been revoiced to promote musicality and the tonal changes have ensured that versatility can be achieved effectively, despite the modest size of the instrument. Many colours are now available and all of the stops provide in their own right as well as in chorus.
The tonal work has been carried out to realise the best of the Lewis pipework as well as augment with new. The Great chorus has had a new Principal and Fifteenth voiced to add brilliance and singing quality as well as a new Stopped Diapason 8' and Spitz Flute 4'. A new Twelth 2 2/3' has completed the chorus and able of providing beauty in combinations as well as alone. The original large Diapason, has been restored to Lewis' original intentions. The addition of a Tremulant has further increased the versatility of the instrument.
The modest specification has been made more versatile with further alterations, the Swell Gamba Angelica works with the Open Diapason as a Grand Celeste which can be controlled by the box. The Gamba is also useful in the tenor as a psuedo Orchestral Cello.
The recent improvments have been designed to ensure that the organ can provide the player with as many possibilities to ensure good accompaniment and be useful to the repertoire.
Open Diapason 8 +
Stopped Diapason 8 *
Principal 4 *
Spitz Flute 4 *
Twelfth 2 2/3 *
Fifteenth 2 *
Open Diapason 8 +
Gamba Celeste 8 +
Principal 4 +
Trumpet 8 +
Bourdon 16 +
Tremulant acting over entire organ.
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Swell to Great
Added by: Iain
Sunday 19th of February 2017 03:36:02 PM