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Bishop Street Methodist Church, Leicester (2017)
3 manuals  43 stops

Bishop Street Methodist Church, Leicester

The organ in Bishop Street Methodist Church is ranked among the top handful of Leicester’s pipe organs. With a three-manual Hill, Norman & Beard console, and casework that dates back possibly to the time of Father Smith, it is an impressive instrument.

During our rebuild the organ was re-electrified and a modern processor system installed. A new Trumpet stop was added to the spare slide on the Great soundboard. The original HNB console was restored and relocated on a mobile platform in the main body of the church.

For detailed information about the organ’s history visit the church’s website.

Great

Open Diapason 1 8
Open Diapason 2 8
Open Diapason 3 8
Stopped Diapason 8
Principal 4
Harmonic Flute 4
Twelfth 2⅔
Fifteenth 2
Mixture
Trumpet 8

Swell to Great
Choir to Great
Choir suboctave to Great

Swell

Lieblich Bourdon 16
Open Diapason 8
Stopped Diapason 8
Salicional 8
Voix Celestes (t.c.) 8
Principal 4
Flute 4
Fifteenth 2
Mixture
Oboe 8
Vibrato
Double Trumpet 16
Trumpet 8
Clarion 4

Octave
Unison off
Suboctave

Choir

Lieblich Gedeckt 8
Viole da Gamba 8
Gemshorn 4
Wald Flute 4
Nazard 2⅔
Flautino 2
Tierce (ten.C) 1⅗
Clarinet 8
Cor Anglais synthetic
Cornet synthetic
Vibrato
Tromba 8

Octave
Unison off
Suboctave
Swell to Choir

Pedal

Harmonic Bass 32
Open Diapason 16
Bourdon 16
Echo Bourdon (Swell) 16
Bourdon 16
Octave (Great Open 1) 8
Bass Flute 8
Trombone 16
Contra Fagotto 16

Octave
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Choir to Pedal

ACCESSORIES
5 thumb pistons to Great
5 thumb pistons to Swell
5 thumb pistons to Choir
5 general thumb pistons
reversible thumb piston Great to Pedal
reversible thumb piston Swell to Great
reversible thumb piston Choir to Great
5 toe pistons to Pedal
5 toe pistons to Swell
reversible toe piston Great to Pedal
General cancel


Other restorations

Leicester, Bishop Street Methodist Church (2017)
restoration of the 3-manual Hill Norman & Beard organ and historic case
Winterton, All Saints (2016)
restoration of the two-manual tracker and pneumatic pedal instrument (Nicholson of Lincoln) following major restoration works to the church
Averham, St Michael’s (2015)
restoration of the fine two-manual Binns patent pneumatic action organ
Tissington, St Mary’s (2014)
Broughton, St Mary’s (2012)
Holme Pierrepont, St Edmund’s (2011)
North Wingfield, St Lawrence’s (2010)
Fenny Bentley, St Edmund’s (2008)
Coalville, Christ Church (2007)
Grimsby, St Mary’s (2007)
Widmerpool, St Peter’s (2005)
Matlock Bank, All Saints (2004)
Barton-in-Fabis, St George’s (2001)
Church Gresley, St George’s (1999)
Bradwell, St Barnabas (1998)
Underwood, St Michael’s (1998)
Wellow, St Swithun’s (1997)
Badgeworth, Holy Trinity (1994)
Old Bolingbroke, St Peter’s (1994)
Glentham, Methodist Chapel (1993)