|Uploaded by||Matthew Breen|
|Derek Verso & Co. (1992-3)|
The original organ in St Catherine's Church was built by Telford and was located in the gallery, stretching across most of the back wall. It was rebuilt By Evans and Barr where it was divided into two cases on either side of the window (mostly for aesthetic purposes). By the start of the 1990s it was clear that (no thanks to the Evans and Barr work) the organ had reached the end of its natural lifespan. So it was decided that a new instrument be built that would serve the church well for years to come. The firm Derek Verso and Co. was chosen for the job.
The new organ is located in the centre of the gallery and incorporates a small amount of pipework from the original Telford organ. The new case, designed by Derek Verso impressively houses 16' polished tine principal pipes in three towers (with 8's in the two flats). There are 25 speaking stops in total, with no extensions or borrowing. The key and pedal action is mechanical and the stop action electric, to accommodate the combination system.
|Posaune Bass (Prepared)||8|
|Swell to Great|
|Great to Pedal|
|Swell to Pedal|
|6 General Pistons||(Thumb & Toe)|
|6 Divisionals to Great & Pedal|
|6 Divisionals to Swell|
|Sw/Gt Reversible||(Thumb & Toe)|
|Gt/Pd Reversible||(Thumb & Toe)|
|Sw/Pd Reversible||(Thumb & Toe)|
|16 General Memory Levels|
|9 Divisional Memory Levels|