Billesdon, St John the Baptist

2017: installation of a Binns two-manual 7-rank extension organ, 22 stops.

The original organ, by Taylor of Leicester, needed a full rebuild and enlarging. The cost of this work would have been considerable and so we proposed a cost-effective alternative.

We installed a Binns two-manual 7-rank extension organ, formerly in St Andrew’s Bedford, with direct electric action and a detached console in the chancel. The entire instrument is enclosed in a swell box with independent switchable shutter fronts, one to the nave and one to the chancel. The case was formerly at St Margaret’s Aspley and fits perfectly in St John’s.

Principal (C) 8
Stopped Flute (A) 8
Gemshorn (D) 4
Gedacht (B) 4
Nazard (B) 2 2/3
Principal (C) 2
Block Flute (A) 2
Tierce (G) 1 3/5
Mixture (D) 22.26
Swell to Great
Lieblich Gedacht (B) 8
Salicional (F) 8
Voix Celeste (G) 8
Stopped Flute (A) 4
Gemshorn (D) 2
Mixture (F) 19.22
Trumpet (E) 8
Sub Bass (A) 16
Principal (C) 8
Flute (A) 8
Gemshorn (D) 4
Double Trumpet (E) 16
Trumpet (E) 8
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
4 thumb pistons to Great
4 thumb pistons to Swell
6 general thumb pistons
4 toe pistons to Pedal
reversible thumb piston Sw-Gt
reversible thumb piston Gt-Ped
reversible toe piston Sw-Gt
reversible toe piston Gt-Ped
toe piston for melodic bass