Music

Organ manuals

 

Organ pipes

 

ORGAN

Our organ is arguably the oldest surviving church organ in England and was beautifully restored in 2005-6 by Goetze and Gwynn. Organists from all around the world come to London to visit this fine instrument and we hold regular organ recitals as part of our Wednesday lunchtime recital series.

 

There is a brief history of the organ can be found on the Goetze and Gwynn website. In addition, there is a booklet available at the back of church with further technical details and an outline of the restoration approach.

Specification

Great Organ

 

Chair Organ

 

Swell Organ

 

Pedal Organ

   

*Open Diapason

(8')

*Stop Diapason

(8')

Open Diapason

(8')

Bourdon

16'

 

*Stop Diapason

(8')

*Principal

(4')

*Stop Diapason

(8')

Bass Flute

8'

 

*Principal

(4')

*Flute

(4')

Cornet

IV

Pedal couplers for Great and Choir

   

Twelfth

(2 2/3')

*Bassoon

(8')

Trumpet

(8')

     

*Fifteenth

(2')

Vox Humana

(8')

Hautboy

(8')

     

*Sexquialtra

IV

             

Furniture

III

             

Cornet treble

V

             

Trumpet

(8')

             

Tremulant Drum (tuned to D) Great and Choir GG C AA D – d³ (52 notes) Echo/Swell c¹ – d³ (27 notes) Pedal C D – d¹ (26 notes)

The asterisks indicate pipes which are largely original.

 

Individuals or groups of organists are very welcome to play the organ for a small fee, which contributes to the upkeep of the instrument. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. during office hours on 020 7283 1670 in order to arrange this.

 

If you are interested in giving an organ recital, please contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., who will be able to discuss concert slots.

 

PIANO

In March 2018, St Botolph’s purchased a Schimmel Konzert K213TX after a successful fund-raising campaign. It is one of only three instruments of its type, made to a particularly high specification by Schimmel. The piano is now used at our concerts and services, and is a great asset to the musical life of the church.

 

 

 

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