Later this year we are providing a new digital instrument for this lovely little country church. The charming small pipe organ works quite well but as you can see from the pictures could do with some TLC and also good clean. Here is its NPOR entry from which you will see that the builder may well be a local, Tanner of Raunds.
The organ upgrade is as much as anything driven by the desire for a larger more versatile instrument for use in their successful annual music festival. The new instrument will allow for possible organ recitals and more ambitious choral works to be performed.
Pipe Organ available for free to take it away
The report from the organ builder asked to advise the church noted that the full repair cost could not really be justified given the state of the main woodwork which suffers from woodworm and the ‘average’ quality of the instrument. Bearing all this in mind the instrument is available free to anyone interested enough to take it away.
Consequently the church are hoping that a new home can be found for their pipe organ which as you can see is reasonably small and a potentially manageable ‘amateur relocation’ challenge. Another church or private home are equally acceptable options or perhaps there is an organ builder out there who could either take it into stock or at least put parts of it to good use.
Can you help us find the next life for this instrument? The local organist really hopes this can be achieved. Below is a phone recording to help you judge the sound currently produced by the instrument that has 7 manual stops and a single pedal stop.
It needs to be removed in about October so the repair works to the floor can be carried out before the new Viscount instrument arrives. Interested partied should contact Nick Pollard on 07825 252189 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.