Olton (Solihull), St Margaret’s

2021: rebuild and re-ordering of the three-manual instrument, 44 stops.

This rebuild involved a full chamber re-ordering, with new direct electric soundboards for Great and Choir. The traditional Swell organ was turned through ninety degrees to improve tonal egress, and the sluggish electro-pneumatic action replaced with ‘Heuss’ direct pallet magnets.

This booklet on the organ of St Margaret’s, Olton is written by Paul Hale.

Bourdon (E) 16
Open Diapason I 8
Open Diapason II (A) 8
Hohl Flute (D) 8
Chimney Flute (G) 8
Octave 4
Stopped Flute (E) 4
Twelfth 2 2/3
Fifteenth 2
Tierce 1 3/5
Tromba (C) 8
Swell to Great
Choir to Great
Horn Diapason 8
Lieblich Gedackt 8
Echo Gamba 8
Voix Celeste 8
Geigen Principal 4
Fifteenth 2
Mixture 19.22
Bassoon (B) 16
Horn 8
Oboe (B) 8
Clarinet 8
Super Octave
Unison Off
Sub Octave
Geigen Diapason (F) 8
Stopped Diapason (E) 8
Fugara (F) 4
Chimney Flute (G) 4
Nazard 2 2/3
Flautina 2
Tierce 1 3/5
Clarinet 8
Oboe (B) 8
Tromba (C) 8
Super Octave
Unison Off
Sub Octave
Swell to Choir
Open Wood 16
Sub Bass 16
Bourdon (E) 16
Quint (E) 10 2/3
Principal 8
Violon Cello 8
Bass Flute (E) 8
Fifteenth (A) 4
Hohl Flute (D) 4
Trombone (C) 16
Bassoon (B) 16
Swell to Pedal
Great to Pedal
Choir to Pedal
Great & Pedal Combinations Uncoupled
Generals on Swell Toe Pistons
6 thumb pistons to Swell
6 thumb pistons to Great
6 thumb pistons to Choir
6 general thumb pistons
Reversible thumb pistons for Swell to Great, Swell to Choir, Swell to Pedal, Great to Pedal & Choir to Pedal
1 setter thumb piston
1 general cancel thumb piston
3 thumb pistons for Stepper advance & 1 thumb pistons for stepper retard
6 toe pistons to Pedal
6 toe pistons to Swell
Reversible toe pistons for Great to Pedal & Pedal Trombone
Stepper advance & retard toe pistons