Mansfield, St Mark’s

2014: electrification of the 2-manual Brindley & Foster organ, including a new winding system and re-ordering to improve tonal egress, 23 stops.

The organ was converted to pneumatic action by Henry Willis in the 1950s and was in need of attention. Some additions on electric action were included in the early 1990s, though these proved to be unreliable.

We were called in to rebuild the whole organ. The main soundboards were converted to electro-pneumatic and the pedal organ and additional reed chest were converted to direct electric action. Electric drawstop solenoids were fitted to the console and slider solenoids to the soundboards. A new processor system, with provision of MIDI, was installed. The organ chamber was re-ordered to improve tonal egress and aesthetics, and a new winding system was installed.

Open Diapason 8
Stopt Diapason 8
Principal 4
Flute Couverte 4
Nazard 2 2/3
Fifteenth 2
Fourniture 22.26.29
Trumpet (A) 8
Swell to Great
Geigen Diapason 8
Viola da Gamba 8
Voix Celeste 8
Gemshorn 4
Doublette 2
Mixture 15.19.22
Contra Oboe 16
Trumpet 8
Swell octave
Swell suboctave
Sub Bass (B/C) 32
Major Bass (B) 16
Bourdon (C) 16
Bass Flute (C) 8
Octave Flute (C) 4
Trombone (A) 16
Trumpet (A) 8
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal