Recently we supplied a hire instrument to St John’s Berkswell to cover the renovation of their Willis pipe organ and the discovery of this small Warwickshire church was a revelation in more ways than one.
I will write up in detail information on the hire later including a lot of images of the very fine detail of the church. This blog is just to ask you if you have ever seen an organ with individual hinged covers over the draw stops?
The organ is sat in a tight alcove at the west end under the tower so not an easy position for the organ to speak into the church or the musician to hear what is going on, he could hardly be further away from the chancel.
When I visited it was already mostly dismantled so I could not hear it but I did notice this very unusual feature that you see in the pictures with this account. So my question to you. Have you seen any other organ with this rather neat way of preventing fiddling visitors messing about with your stops?
I have had a passion for church organs since the tender age of 12. I own and run Viscount Organs with a close attention to the detail that musicians appreciate; and a clear understanding of the benefits of digital technology and keeping to the traditional and emotional elements of organ playing.