Flentrop Orgelbouw

Manchester, Townhall

We are delighted to have been commissioned to undertake the historical reconstruction of the organ in Manchester Town Hall. The organ was built by the Parisian organ builder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll in 1877, enlarged by him in 1893, and then rebuilt by the English firms Lewis & Co. in 1912 and Jardine & Co. in 1970.

We will be undertaking the work in an equal collaboration with our friends and esteemed colleagues from the English firm of Nicholson. The organ will be returned in almost every way to its 1893 condition, including the re-establishment of the original pitch, the manufacture of new actions (with three new Barker Lever machines), new console, chests, and aspects of the wind system, all in a strict replica of the Cavaillé-Coll style. The casework will be returned to its original 1877 appearance with the recreation of the wooden staircases built into either side of the facade.

The reconstruction of the organ, the most significant surviving instrument of the few built in the UK by arguably the world’s finest organ builder of the nineteenth century, forms part of a much wider Our Town Hall project to safeguard and repair the whole of the Grade 1-listed building. The organ will be wholly dismantled in the late spring of 2020, with completion to coincide with the re-opening of Waterhouse’s much-loved building. The consultant for the work will be Dr William McVicker.

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Bouwjaar: 1877

Bouwer: Cavaillé-Coll

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Town Hall, Albert Square

M2 5DB

Manchester

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 Grand'Orgue

Jeux de Fond

Principal 16′
Bourdon 16′
Diapason 8′
Flute harmonique 8′
Violoncelle 8′
Gambe 8′
Bourdon 8′
Prestant 4′

Jeux de combinaison

Quint 2 2/3′
Doublette2′
Plein-jeu VII
Basson 16′
Trompette8′
Clairon 4

 Positif Expressif

Jeux de Fond

Principal8′
Cor de nuit8′
Salicional8′
Unda Maris8′
Flute douce4′
Octavin 2′
Jeux de Combinaison

CarillonI-III
Trompette8′
Clarinette8′
Voix-humaine8′

 Récit Expressif

Jeux de Fond

Bourdon 16′
Diapason 8′
Flûte harmonique 8′
Viole de Gambe 8′
Voix céleste 8′
Prestant 4′
Flute octaviante 4′

Jeux de Combinaison

Plein-JeuIII-IV
Basson 16′
Trompette8′
Basson hautbois8′
Clairon 4′

 Solo

Diapason 8′
Flûte harmonique 8′
Flûte octaviante 4′
Tuba mirabilis 8′
Basson musette 8′
Clairon 4′

 Pédale

Jeux de Fond

Soubasse32′
Contrebasse16′
Soubasse16′
Bourdon16′
Flûte basse8′
Violoncelle8′
Bourdon Doux8′

Jeux de Combinaison

Bombarde16′
Trompette8′

 Koppels

Speelhulpen

 Omvang

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