Linby, St Michael’s

2005: new instrument, using much previous pipework, in new divided case, 2 manuals, 17 stops.

The old organ, a small two-manual by Alexander Young, dating from 1890 and made for a church in Stockport, had been installed by us in this tiny church in Nottinghamshire in 1965. After a re-ordering of the building, resulting in a need for maximum floor space, there was no room for this organ, so we were commissioned to build a new instrument, using the old pipework along with some new, divided in two new cases either side of the tower arch.

In order to fit everything within the small cases (the swell-front is behind the right-hand case pipes), direct electric action with expansion chambers was used, and a small amount of extension/derivation to maximise the use of the pipework. A small mobile oak console can be placed wherever required.

This article about the St Michael’s organ in Organists’ Review is by Paul Hale.

Open Diapason 8
Clarabella 8
Salicional (from Swell) 8
Principal 4
Open Flute (ext. Clarabella) 4
Fifteenth 2
Trumpet (from Swell) 8
Swell to Great
Violin Diapason 8
Lieblich Gedackt 8
Salicional 8
Octave (ext. Diap) 4
Piccolo (ext. Ged) 2
Trumpet 8
Bourdon (ext. Clar) 16
Bass Flute (from Clar) 8
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal