The Organ

There is a fine, if ageing, two-manual Binns organ at All Saints. The National Pipe Organ Register has the details.

Departments and Stop list

Pedal

C - f1, 30 Keys

1 Harmonic Bass 32
2 Open Diapason 16
3 Sub Bass 16
4 Octave Diapason 8
5 Bass Flute 8
6 Trombone 16

Great

C - c4, 61 Keys

7 Bourdon 16
8 Large Open Diapason 8
9 Small Open Diapason 8
10 Lieblich Gedact 8
11 Dulciana 8
12 Principal 4
13 Flute Harmonic 4
14 Fifteenth 2
15 Trumpet 8'

Swell

C - c4, 61 Keys

16 Geigen Principal 8
17 Hohl Flute 8
18 Vox Angelica 8
19 Viol d'Orchestre 8
20 Voix Célestes 8
21 Salicet 4
22 Mixture III
23 Cornopean 8
24 Oboe 8
25 Tremulant

Great and Pedal pistons (cc)

4 Great Thumb Pistons (duplicated in 4 right foot pedal studs)
Gt 1 - 8 gedackt
Gt 2 - 8 Small Open and 4 Principal (much louder than Gt 1)
Gt 3 - 8 Large Open, 4 Principal and 2’
Gt 4 - adds Trumpet

Ped 1 - 16 subbass and 8 Bass Flute
Ped 2 - the same
Ped 3 - Open Diapason (boomy) and 8 Bass Flute
Ped 4 - adds 16 reed ( see note)

Swell pistons

4 Swell Thumb Pistons (duplicated in 4 left foot pedal studs)
Sw 1 - 88 strings (unhelpfully quiet for service playing)
Sw 2 - 8 flute and 8 principal
Sw 3 - adds 4' and Mixture
Sw 4 - 8' Geigen Principal, 4', Mixture and Cornopean.

*None of the pistons is user-alterable.*

Non-sounding stops

Swell to Great Octave
Swell to Great Sub Octave
Swell Octave (temperamental)
Swell Sub Octave

Notes

The pedal 16' Trombone is on a separate switch (shared with the camera!) if the camera switch is on, then the trombone will sound. If the switch is off, then the trombone will remain silent, even although the stop comes out and goes in apparently normally.

The pedal 8' Bass Flute does not respond to piston setting.

Sadly, the organ is *not* at concert pitch, and performances with other instruments often run into tuning issues.

* C = 256.6

* A = 429.6

St. John's

Across the road, at St John The Baptist, there is an even finer three-manual Hill organ also on the NPOR : it is now, regrettably in poor condition, but with very good tonal quality.