Normanton Baptist Church June 2016
Normanton Baptist Chapel was built in 1877 but almost totally destroyed by fire in 2009. After much hard work the chapel has been rebuilt and one of the last items to be finished was the organ.
Normanton had commissioned J W Walker to build a new pipe organ but these plans had to be cancelled when it became clear that the insurance monies available would not cover the total refurbishment work planned. This situation was finally resolved by exploring a digital solution that would be in keeping with the plans drawn up and finished to the same high quality that had been set. So it was in 2015 we were asked to quote for the completion of a fine digital instrument…an order that we won later in the year.
As with all Regent Classic digital organs this has been built with the finest quality materials and components available. The organ has 58 speaking stops. Rosewood drawstop heads are fitted to Taylor solenoids and the keyboards adjustable for both weight and pluck point are by UHT. The organ has a matching adjustable bench and the pedal board sharps have rosewood caps. The toe pistons are also by Taylor. On this and many other commissions we worked with specialist organ joinery and console manufacturer Renatus of Bideford.
To see the new instrument in great detail and to read the story of the rebuild take a look at our blog post.
|Sub Bass||32||Double Diapason||16||Contra Salicional||16||Principal||8|
|Open Wood||16||Open Diapason I||8||Geigen Diapason||8||Dulciana||8|
|Open Metal||16||Open Diapason II||8||Chimney Flute||8||Rohr Gedackt||8|
|Bourdon||16||Claribel Flute||8||Lieblich Flute||8||Unda Maris||8|
|Principal||8||Stopped Diapason||8||Vox Angelica||8||Chimney Flute||4|
|Bass Flute||8||Principal||4||Geigen Principal||8||Nazard||2-2/3|
|Choral Bass||4||Harmonic Flute||4||Wald Flute||4||Piccolo||2|
|Trumpet||8||Grand Cornet||V||Cornopean||8||Tuba Major||8|
|Great to Pedal||Swell to Great||Swell to Choir|
|Swell to Pedal||Choir to Great|
|Choir to Pedal|