Church of England Diocese of Lichfield St Modwen Burton-on-Trent

Organ

It’s rumoured that Snetzler built an organ for St Modwen’s in 1774. Part of the case is said to be his, though extended and altered by James Wyatt in the nineteenth century. In 1899, following his success at S Paul’s, Hope Jones built a 4 manual organ. This was replaced in 1972, parts now at the Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust’s museum in Manchester.

Great: Rohr Gedact 16, Open Diapason 8, Hohl Flute 8, Muted Viol 8, Octave 4, Diaphonic Horn 16, Tuba Profunda 16, Diaphonic Horn 8, Tuba 8, Clarion 4

Swell: Diapason Phonon 8, Stopped Diapason 8, String Gamba 8, Quintadena 4, Cornopean 8

Choir: Violin Diapason 8, Lieblich Gedact 8, Viola d’Orchestre 8, Violes Celeste 8, Phoneuma 4, Corno di Bassetto 8, Orchestral Oboe 8

Solo: Diaphonic Horn (Gt) 16, Tuba Profunda (Gt) 16, Diaphonic Horn (Gt) 8, Tuba Profunda (Gt) 8, Clarion (Gt) 4

Pedal: Harmonic Bass (Gt) 32, Open Diapason 16, Bourdon (Gt) 16, Flute (Gt) 8, Diaphonic Horn (Gt) 16, Tuba Profunda (Gt) 16, Diaphonic Horn (Gt) 8, Tuba (Gt) 8, Clarion (Gt) 4

The present organ

In 1972 Hill, Norman and Beard used the organ from Holy Trinity Church to replace the Hope-Jones. The size of the departments leads one to think that the Hope-Jones soundboards were reused. In Holy Trinity it was in a chancel chamber and voiced accordingly. In St Modwen's it is on the west gallery, its sound unhindered. It is very loud, especially as heard from the east end of the church.

Great: Open Diapason 8, Stopped Diapason 8, Octave 4, Fifteenth 2, Mixture III, Posaune 8

Swell: Spitz Flute 8, Salicional 8, Principal 4, Principal 2, Mixture III, Shalmey 16, Trumpet 8, Tremulant

Choir: Gedeckt 8, Chimney Flute 4, Flute 2, Larigot, Sesquialtera II, Cymbal II, Cremona 8, Tremulant, Posaune (Great) 8

Pedal: Contra Bass 16, Bourdon 16, Octave 8, Gedeckt 8, Super Octave 4, Mixture II, Trombone 16 (ext Great)

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