Risley, All Saints’

2005: 2 manuals, 13 stops.

The organ was built in 1897 by Brindley & Foster and was paid for by Terah Hooley, a local business man. In 1950 estimates for renovation and improvements were obtained from Henry Willis and Sons. In 2005 changes to the specification and mechanism, funded by donations and legacies, were made by Jonathan Wallace of Henry Groves & Son.

Before the 2005 overhaul there was a lack of variety in the tone colours available for accompanying hymn singing and playing a lot of the organ repertoire. The string stops had their uses in softer playing and as a contrast to the flute sounds, but they didn’t really justify their place. Now there are many choices for hymn accompaniment, Swell to mixture is a bright and clear organo pleno and everything works as it should.

Open Diapason 8
Rohr Gedact (A) 8
Geigen Principal 4
ZartFloete (A) 4
Fifteenth 2
Swell to Great
Violin Diapason 8
Lieblich Gedact 8
Gemshorn 4
Piccolo 2
Trumpet 8
Swell octave
Bourdon (B) 16
Bass Flute (B) 8
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal