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ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH

Edgbaston, Birmingham


The Organ

St. Augustine's has always maintained an excellent musical tradition. Today we strive to keep this alive, believing that music is at the heart of our worship.

A History of the Organ

The first organ at St. Augustines was constructed in 1869 by William Hill and Son of London as a two manual instrument. In 1914, after forty-five years of service and as a memorial to Mr Alfred Gaul (Mus. Bac.) The organ was rebuilt by the firm of Frederick Rothwell of London at a cost of nearly £1,000.

A new electric blower with new stop additions were added along with a new console constructed in the rothwell style. In 1935 the organ was overhauled and given a new blowing system and several tonal additions, the organ is now a three manual instrument.

In 1956 the organ was rebuilt by Nicholson & Co of Worcester. new action and the Rothwell console was replaced.

In 1976 the organ was cleaned and the electrics were overhauled. The great posaune was put on a seperate sound chest and re-voiced on a higher wind preasure turning the stop in a solo loud reed. The great mixture was remodelled into a four rank mixture and rename as Fortniture IV. A Larigot was also added to the choir manual.

In 2005 a survey of the organ was done by Paul Hale and a campaign was started to raise funds to rebuild the organ.

SWELL

22

Double Diapason

16

23

Open Diapason

8

24

Salicional

8

25

Stopped Diapason

8

26

Vox Angelica

8

27

Principal

4

28

Fifteenth

2

29

Mixture

II

30

Double Trumpet

16

31

Cornopean

8

32

Oboe

8

33

Clarion

4

34

Tremulant

CHOIR

35

Geigen Principal

8

36

Viole d'Orchestre

8

37

Lieblich Gedact

8

38

Echo Dulciana

8

39

Suabe Flute

4

40

Salicet

4

41

Piccolo

2

42

Larigot

1/1.3

43

Clarinet

8

44

Posaune

8

45

Tremulant

PEDAL

01

Open Diapason

16

02

Violone

16

03

Bourdon

16

04

Quint

10 2/3

05

Bass Flute

8

06

Octave

8

07

Fifteenth

4

08

Trombone

16

09

Clarion

8

GREAT

10

Double Open Diapason

16

11

Open Diapason No.1

8

12

Open Diapason No.2

8

13

Open Diapason No.3

8

14

Claribel Flute

8

15

Principal No.1

4

16

Principal No.2

4

17

Harmonic Flute

4

18

Twelfth

2 2/3

19

Fifteenth

2

20

Mixture

IV

21

Posaune

8

Contact Us

If you would like to find out more about the work of our parish or our services, please contact us...

Tel: 0121 454 8242

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Address: The Parish Church of St Augustine of Hippo, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 9JN

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