St Michael’s Colyford March 2017
Andrew Stone Organist & Choirmaster
I would like to thank all those involved at Viscount Classical Organs for the supply and installation of our new Envoy 35-FV organ last year.
As our previous instrument became beyond economic repair, I was charged by the PCC to identify and recommend a new instrument for our Church. Whilst there was some interest in a traditional pipe organ, I was aware that an electronic instrument offers a large range of sounds from soft flutes to resonant reeds in significantly less space and at less expense than an equivalent pipe instrument, as well as the other benefits of greater reliability and no regular tuning.
I saw a number of instruments in the range of Viscount Classical Organs at Music Unlimited in Exeter and the proprietor Wensleigh was most helpful in demonstrating their operation and versatility as well as answering our questions/queries and preparing a quotation.
Following our acceptance, Jeremy visited St. Michael’s to appraise the building and advise on the optimum position for the speakers and wiring. A few weeks afterwards Jeremy and his assistant returned with the new instrument, their tools and test equipment. The following day the organ was installed and set up to marry with the acoustics of the building. It is used to great affect for weekly services, weddings and funerals.
The instrument is very versatile in its range of stops and has a wonderful sound whether accompanying hymns, psalms and anthems or solo work. Our Summer Concert featured the organ as the main event, the Church was full and everyone was impressed with the wonderful sound.
A big thank you to Wensleigh, Jeremy and all the team at Viscount Classical Organs for their encouragement, help and hard work in providing us with a fine instrument.
|Sub Bass||32||Double Diapason||16||Geigen Diapason||8|
|Open Wood||16||Open Diapason I||8||Chimney Flute||8|
|Open Metal||16||Open Diapason II||8||Echo Gamba||8|
|Bourdon||16||Claribel Flute||8||Voix Celeste||8|
|Principal||8||Stopped Diapason||8||Geigen Principal||4|
|Bass Flute||8||Principal||4||Wald Flute||4|
|Choral Bass||4||Harmonic Flute||4||Flageolet||2|
|Great to Pedal||Tremulant||Tremulant|
|Swell to Pedal||Swell to Great|