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Pipe Organ at the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Mold, Flintshire, Wales

CHURCH IN WALES

The organ was installed by Rushworth and Dreaper, organ builders of Liverpool in 1972 while Geoffrey Knowles was organist at the church.. The instrument is a fine and exciting example of the 'Organ Reform Movement' which sought to revive traditional methods of pipe organ construction. In this case important features recalling the voicing and mechanism from great era of organ building in Northern Germany and Denmark in the seventeenrh and early eighteenth century were incorporated. The organ has recently been rebuilt by Peter Collins to improve certain characteristics of the design that had proved to be unsatisfactory and others which had deteriorated over time since 1972.

Particular features of the instrument which are of interest include the opening doors with carved hinged panels which replace the traditional swell louvers, and distinctive mixtures which are to be found on both the swell and great organs.

Click here for a copy of Rushworth's 1978 brochure for their 'new mechanical organ'. You may notice that the Mold organ is represented in the composite picture on the final page.

The current organists of Mold Parish Church are Tim Stuart and Phil Knowles.

 
 
 
Mold organ pipes
 

SPECIFICATION

 

MECHANISM

GREAT

SWELL

PEDAL

COUPLERS & PISTONS

Mechanical manual and pedal action

Electro-magnetic stop action

Pedal operated opening swell doors with 4 hinged panels

Principal 8ft
Chimney Flute 8ft
Octave 4ft
Wald Flute 4ft
Tapered Flute 2ft
Mixture [4 ranks]
Trurnpet 8ft

Stopped Flute 8ft
Principal 4ft
Gemshorn 2ft
Larigot 1⅓ft
Mixture [3 ranks]
Krummhorn 8ft

Tremulant

Subbass 16ft
Octave 8ft
Chora IBass 4ft
Nachthorn 2ft
Fagot 16ft

SWELL TOGREAT
GREAT TO PEDAL
SWELL TO PEDAL

9 thumb pistons [6 with changeable combinations]
4 toe levers

 

 

FLINTSHIRE PIPE ORGANS

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

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