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Small/Practice Organs

Standard Small and Practice Organs

Guide Price:

£1,000 - £2,000

Portativ 1'

13 notes
I. Man / C-c' 15 notes,
without halftones (Pear)

The smallest of the kit organs. Often seen in iconography associated with St Cecilia. Held in one hand and played with the other. Just an octave of diatonic pipes and available as a kit of parts - or completed as a playing instrument. Just tabs not keys.

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Portativ 2'

25 notes
I. Man / C-c' 25 notes,
(Maple/Ebony)

A two oktave version of the above played as a table instrument and with a proper keyboard. A useful instrument for use in early music performance.

Portativ 2

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Portativ 3'

37 notes
I. Man / F-f'' 37 notes,
(Maple/Oak)

Three octaves of open Principal pipes and as before, available as a kit.

Portativ 3

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£5,000 - £10,000

4’ / 8’ Portative

13 notes
Compass G - g’’’. ’ 49 notes

The new 4’ / 8’ Portative is offered as a completed instrument ready to play but also importantly as a kit. Compass G - g’’’. ’ 49 notes - an extended 4’ Gedackt which plays as if in unison. It looks attractive, with a pleasant historically based case and with a good mechanical action. It becomes an ideal instrument for home practice. It will, with only a few exceptions, tackle the bulk of the classical organ repertoire with a compass of 49 notes and as a kit is not beyond the means of even an inspired student ( or a parent) to build.

The soundboard with all its laminated parts is completed and construction is possible by anyone with a readonable DIY grounding with an informative instruction manual and with photographs of each stage provided. It is also very portable and will fit into a standard estate car. The blower and the regulator splits away reducing the height to manageable proportions. There is also planned; a kit which provides Pedals - permanently coupling the manual to Pedals 20 notes CC - G.

Tom Etheridge - Kings College
Tom Etheridge - Kings College
Tom Etheridge - Kings College

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£10,000 - £15,000

Portativ 4'

51 notes
Portativ 4' with pedal,
I. Man / C-d''' 51 notes
Principal 4' (75% Sn)

The first of our range of practice instruments with either stopped 8’Gedackt pipes or 4’ open Principal pipes. Permanently coupled to 27 notes of pedals. An electric blower and regulator make this a good introductory instrument for serious organ study.

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£15,000 - £17,000

Claviorganum 8'

56 notes
I. Man / C-g''' 56 notes (415 Hz, 440 Hz),
1. Bourdon 8', 56 notes (Spruce/Pear)

The Claviorganum is based on an 8’ rank of wooden Gedackt pipes arranged horizontally. It has a splendid mechanical action and becomes a portable continuo instrument or an instrument for private practice with a compass which covers the vast majority of organ repertoire. The blower is incorporated in the case and the instrument is transposable. The case could be decorated as for a harpsichord making it a very attractive continuo instrument. A 30 note pedalboard can be added to the Claviorganum with the pedals permanently coupled to the Manual. The playing dimensions are then corrected by extending the legs to make this a wonderful practice instrument.

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£17,000 - £20,000

Box organ 8'4'

56 notes
I. Man / C-g''' 56 notes (415 Hz, 440 Hz),
1. Bourdon 8', 56 notes (Spruce/Pear),
2. Flute 4', 56 notes (Spruce/Pear)

The smallest of our box organs, easily transportable and light enough to be carried by two people. The instrument has a transposing keyboard one semitone either side of 440.

Box Organ

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£20,000 - £25,000

Box organ I. 8'4'+Ped.

56/30 notes
I. Man / C-g''' 56 notes (415 Hz, 440 Hz),
1. Bourdon 8', 56 notes
2.Open Flute 4', 56 notes
Coupled pedal C-f'

As above but with 30 notes of pedals permanently coupled and making it a small instrument ideally suited for serious practice.

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Box organ II. 8'8'4’+Ped.

56/30 notes
II. Man / C-g''' 56 notes (415 Hz, 440 Hz),
1. Bourdon 8', 56 notes
2.Open Flute 4', 56 notes
Coupled pedal C-f'

As above but with a second manual and an independent second 8’ Rohr Flute Stop. Covers almost the entire organ repertoire and yet easily transportable.

Box organ II

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Box organ I. 8'4'2'

56 notes
I. Man / C-g''' 56 notes (415 Hz, 440 Hz),
1. Bourdon 8', 56 notes (Spruce/Pear)
2. Flute 4', 56 notes (Spruce/Pear)
3. Principal 2', 56 notes (75% Sn)

A three stop box organ adding a 1’ Octave to the smallest box organ in our range and with a transposing keyboard.

Box organ 8 4 2

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£25,000 - £30,000

Box organ I. 8'4'2' 1 1/3'

56 notes
I. Man / C-g''' 56 notes,
8', 4', 2', 1 1/3' - keyboard 1/2 tone lower movable (415Hz, 440Hz, 446Hz)

A four Stop version of the above adding an octave quinte or Larigot 1 1/3. The two treble stops are voiced to become a perfect mixture against the Unison Gedackt.

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Box organ I. 8'4'2' 1 1/3'+Ped. w\ 4 stops and pedal

56 notes
I. Man / C-g''' (Bass/Diskant),
8', 4', 2', 1 1/3' - keyboard 1/2 tone lower movable (415Hz, 440Hz, 446Hz) - Compass pedalboard C-d' = 27 tones

As above but with Pedals, divided slides and a transposing keyboard and a variety of case designs in prospect.

Box organ + Pedal
Box organ + Pedal

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Positive I. Man

Positiv with I manual, 3 stops and pedal
56 notes
I. Man / C-g''' 56 notes,
8', 4', 2'

A three-slide continuo instrument for domestic practice. A choice of specifications but typically Gedackt 8’, Principal 4’, Octave 2’. Pedals permanently coupled.

Positive I man

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£35,000 - £40,000

PRACTICE II. Man.+Ped.

56 notes
Positiv with II manuals, 4 stops and pedal,
I. Man / C-g''' 56 notes - 8', 4'
II. Man / C-g''' 56 notes - 4', 4'

Perhaps the most versatile and comprehensive practice organ available in a variety of case designs from contemporary to high Baroque and with a specification which covers all of J S Bach. Man I. Gedackt 8’ Open Flute 4’. Man II. Rohr Flute 8, Spitz Gamba 4’. Man II. / Man I by shift. Permanently coupled to pedals.

A CD is available of this organ played by Tom Etheridge in The Chapel of Kings College Cambridge (£5.00 inc. p&p) where it was loaned recently during the rebuild of the famous Harrison organ. It handled all the Congregational accompaniment and was broadcast several times during the interregnum.

Tom Etheridge - Kings College
Tom Etheridge - Kings College
PRACTICE II Organ
Tom Etheridge - Kings College

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£40,000 - £45,000

PRACTICE II. Man.+Ped.

56 notes
Positiv with II manuals, 3-4 stops and pedal,
I. Man / C-g''' 56 notes - 8' (4')
II. Man / C-g''' 56 notes - 8', 4'
Coupled pedal

Our standard Two Manual Continuo organ with a choice of specifications and case designs. A small organ either for domestic private practice or as a small Church instrument. Uses a conventional chassis with the usual inter manual and Pedal couplers.

Positiv with II manuals
Positiv with II manuals organ
Positiv with II manuals

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PRACTICE II. Man.+Ped.

56 notes
Positiv with II manuals, 4 stops and pedal,
I. Man / C-g''' 56 notes - 8', 4'
II. Man / C-g''' 56 notes - 8', 4'

As above but with a single stop of 16’ Bourdon on Pedals and an extensive choice of manual specifications. The two manual soundboards are on the same level and have perfect access for tuning. A variety of specifications and case designs are possible.

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