We have been asked by a church to find a new owner for their small 3 rank single manual and pedal pipe organ shown in the photographs. It was made in the 1970’s by renowned builder Peter Collins of Melton Mowbray for a home customer. The rather austere lattice front is a later addition that could easily be removed to give a clear view of the pipework.
This is a pleasantly compact instrument that looks as if it will be relatively easy to relocate, the pipework all being contained in the upper section of the case. The 30 note pedal board is permanently coupled to the keyboard. There is no independent pedal pipework.
The instrument is approximately 2.2 mtrs tall and 1.65 mtrs wide and 1.20 mtrs deep including the pedal board. The main case is 0.60 mtrs deep so will pass through a normal house doorway.
An interesting home practice instrument or for another church
This would make an interesting home practice option for the musician who is really looking to develop their touch skills. The 8 ft flute speech responds particularly well to different key speed, as can be heard in the first video.
Alternatively, a small parish church would find it more than adequate to lead small congregational singing in circumstances where a pipe instrument is really preferred to a small digital option.
The purchaser will be responsible for moving the instrument which can be viewed and played in a church in central Northamptonshire.
In the first instance interested parties should discuss the instrument with David at Viscount who can provide further details and pricing.
Below is a couple of short videos of the instrument in action.
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.