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pipe organ builders · nottingham

Portfolio of new organs


St Mark’s, Newnham (2015)
2 manuals  30 stops

St Mark’s, Newnham

St Mark’s previous organ, built by George Benson of Norwich, dated from 1907. It had been rebuilt by Miller of Cambridge in 1911, and then given electric action by Norman Hall & Sons of Cambridge in 1973.

In 2015 the church asked Henry Groves & Son to redesign the instrument. Using the modular system that we have developed in recent years, we rebuilt the organ on a new mezzanine floor, retaining the original front and side casework and panelling, with the console attached to the case at ground level as before, and so provided much-needed vestry space beneath.

The refurbished console
The refurbished console

By incorporating some fine quality vintage pipework and using minimal extension and derivation, we have achieved what we consider to be an interesting and flexible specification. The 20 independent registers (delivering 30 speaking stops), provide a wide range of colours, including two diapason choruses up to mixture, a powerful full Swell, and an effective, supportive pedal.

For a detailed assessment of the organ, see Paul Hale’s article in the December 2015 issue of Organists’ Review (pdf in new tab/window).

Great

Open Diapason8
Stopped Diapason*8
Principal4
Harmonic Flute*4
Nazard*2⅔
Fifteenth2
Blockflute*2
Tierce*1⅗
Mixture19.22.26
Swell Trumpet (C)8
Swell Oboe (B)8
Tremulant (to *)

Swell to Great
Great Cornet* on Swell

Swell

Geigen Diapason8
Lieblich Gedeckt (A)8
Gamba8
Voix Celeste8
Geigen Principal4
Lieblich Flute (A)4
Fifteenth2
Mixture 15.19.22
Contra Fagotto (C)16
Trumpet (C)8
Oboe (B)8
Tremulant

Swell octave
Swell unison off
Swell suboctave

Pedal

Geigen Diapason (D)16
Bourdon (E)16
Principal (D)8
Bass Flute (E)8
Fifteenth (D)4
Flute (E)4
Swell Fagotto (C)16
Swell Trumpet (C)8

Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Gt & Ped Combs Coupled

Close-up of Great Cornet
Close-up of Great Cornet
Some of the Swell ranks
Some of the Swell ranks


Other new organs

Barcheston, St Martin’s (2019)
installation of a new 2-manual 12-rank organ
Newnham, St Mark’s (2015)
reconfiguration and enlargement of the 2-manual organ
Calverton, St Wilfrid’s (2012)
a five-rank two-manual and pedal direct electric modular organ
Balderton, St Giles (2010)
two-manual and pedal, 17-rank direct electric modular organ, sited on a mezzanine floor, with new low level terraced console
Selston, St Helen’s (2010)
Halam, St Michael’s (2009)
new 7-rank extension organ, utilising some old pipework
Mansfield Woodhouse, St Edmund’s (2008)
rebuild and repositioning of two-manual and pedal Willis organ, with mobile detached console, using the original case
Wingerworth, All Saints (2006)
Linby, St Michael’s (2005)
new instrument, using much previous pipework, in new divided case
Risley, All Saints (2005)
Smalley, St John’s (2004)
Melbourne, United Reformed Church (2002)
Darley Abbey, St Matthew’s (2000)
Whitwell, St Lawrence’s (2000)
Epperstone, Holy Cross (1999)
Calow, St Peter’s (1998)
Smalley, Baptist Church (1997)
Cleethorpes, Corpus Christi (1996)
Criccieth, New Jerusalem Chapel (1996)
Marlpool, Church of the Sacred Heart (1994)
church closed in 2004