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Portfolio of rebuilds

St Mary’s, Melton Mowbray (2018)
3 manuals  69 stops

St Mary’s, Melton Mowbray

Read Paul Hale’s booklet, The Organ of St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, as a downloadable pdf [1.7mb].


Double Open Diapason (B)16
Contra Gedeckt (A)16
Open Diapason No.18
Open Diapason No.28
Open Diapason No.3 (B)8
Wald Flute8
Gedeckt (A)8
Principal (B)4
Harmonic Flute4
Twelfth 2⅔
Fifteenth 2
Mixture Ⅲ17.19.22
Sharp Mixture Ⅱ26.29
Cornet Ⅴ1.
Double Trumpet (C)16
Tromba (D)8
Trumpet (C)8
Clarion (C)4

Swell to Great
Choir to Great


Open Diapason8
Stopped Diapason8
Voix Celeste (ten.C)8
Suabe Flute4
Fifteenth 2
Mixture Ⅲ22.26.29
Double Trumpet16

Unison off


Contra Gamba (E)16
Lieblich Bourdon (F)16
Open Diapason (H)8
Lieblich Gedeckt (F)8
Viola da Gamba (E)8
Voix Celeste (ten.C)8
Prestant (H)4
Lieblich Flute (F)4
Gambette (E)4
Nazard (F)2⅔
Fifteenth (H)2
Flautino (F)2
Mixture Ⅲ22.26.29
Double Clarinet (ten.C) (I)16
Clarinet (I)8
Contra Tromba (D/M)16
Tromba (D)8
Trumpet (C)8
Clarion (C)4

Choir octave
Great to Choir
Swell to Choir


Double Open Wood (J)32
Open Wood (J)16
Open Diapason (B)16
Bourdon (K)16
Echo Bourdon (Choir) (F)16
Gamba (Choir) (E)16
Principal (L)8
Bass Flute (K)8
Gambette (Choir) (E)8
Fifteenth (L)4
Octave Flute (K)4
Contra Trombone (C)32
Ophicleide (M)16
Trombone (C)16
Trumpet (Swell)16
Tromba (M/C)8
Clarion (C)4

Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Choir to Pedal

Great and Pedal Combinations Coupled
Generals on Swell toe pistons
Balanced Expression pedals to (L to R):
   Chancel Choir / Swell / Nave Choir or General Crescendo
3-position rotary switch for RH swell pedal, engraved:
   Nave Choir / None / Crescendo

8 Thumb Pistons to Great Organ
8 Thumb Pistons to Swell Organ
8 Thumb Pistons to Choir Organ
8 General Thumb Pistons
Reversible Thumb Piston for Great to Pedal
Reversible Thumb Piston for Swell to Pedal
Reversible Thumb Piston for Choir to Pedal
Reversible Thumb Piston for Swell to Great
Reversible Thumb Piston for Swell to Choir

2 Stepper/Sequencer advance Thumb Pistons,
   plus one for a console assistant
Stepper/Sequencer retard Thumb Piston,
   plus one for a console assistant
General Cancel Thumb Piston
Setter Thumb Piston

8 Toe Pistons to Pedal Organ
8 Toe Pistons to Swell Organ (duplicating)
Reversible Toe Piston for Great to Pedal
Reversible Toe Piston for 32ft flue
Reversible Toe Piston for 32ft reed
Stepper/Sequencer advance Toe Piston
Stepper/Sequencer retard Toe Piston

one of the re-leathered bellows
one of the re-leathered bellows
DOM James Gutteridge at the console
DOM James Gutteridge at the console

Other rebuilds

Little Coates, St Michael’s (2021)
rebuild of a two-manual Rushworth & Dreaper organ
Olton, Solihull, St Margaret’s (2021)
Rebuild and re-ordering of the three-manual instrument
Chesterton, St Andrew’s (2020)
rebuild of 2-manual instrument, with new direct action modular windchests
Shifnal, St Andrew’s (2020)
rebuild of a 2-manual England/Abbott & Smith organ
Melton Mowbray, St Mary’s (2018)
complete rebuild and re-ordering of the 3-manual Hill/Walker organ, including addition of pedal 32ft Contra Trombone and a 5-rank Great Cornet
Hartshill, Holy Trinity (2016)
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
Southwell, Minster Song Room (2014)
Thurgarton, St Peter’s (2014)
Waltham, All Saints (2012)
rebuild and re-ordering of the two-manual 1905 Brindley & Foster organ on new direct electric modular soundboards
Wollaton, St Leonard’s (2012)
rebuild and enlargement of 2-manual Willis organ to 3 manuals
Ashbourne, St Oswald’s (2011)
rebuild of the 3-manual Hill organ, including an additional nave organ and tonal improvements
Carrington, St John the Evangelist (2009)
rebuild and relocation, from chancel to west end gallery, of the 2-manual Yates organ
Quorn, St Bartholomew’s United Church (2007)
rebuild of the 2-manual Taylor organ with organ chamber re-ordering to improve tonal egress
Bulwell, St Mary’s (2006)
rebuild and enlargement of a 2-manual Forster & Andrews organ to 3 manuals
Blackwell, St Werbergh’s (2004)
Deeping St James, Priory Church (2003)
Heath, All Saints (2003)
New Mills, St George’s (2003)
Brampton, St Thomas (2002)
Mapperley, St Jude’s (2002)
Thurgarton, St Peter’s (2002)
Stoney Middleton, St Martin’s (2001)
Mapperley, Mapperley Methodist Church (2000)
Alfreton, St Martin’s (1999)
Brimington, St Michael’s (1999)
Gedling, All Hallows (1999)
Arnold, Church of The Good Shepherd (1998)
Nottingham, Bramcote Crematorium Chapel (1998)
Sheffield, St Aidan’s (1997)
Tideswell, Tideswell Methodist Church (1997)
Riddings, St James (1996)
Chesterfield, Rose Hill United Reformed Church (1995)
Hathersage, St Michael’s (1995)
Arkley, St Peter’s (1994)
Frognal, St Andrew’s (1993)
Willingham, St Helen’s (1993)
Wellingore, All Saints (1992)