Woolhampton, Douai Abbey
(Berkshire)

   
   

Pictures and info: http://www.tickell-organs.co.uk


The organ stands in a slender arch on the North side of the original building, and is conveniently situated for liturgical use for services held either in the Nave or monastic Choir. The exceptional acoustics of the church allow sound to travel easily to all parts of the building, and the organ is voiced in a free and unforced manner.
The freestanding case, which stands some seven metres high, is made of solid French oak. The three manual divisions are housed in the main case, the Great at impost level with the Swell above, and the Echo
organ sitting behind the carved screens just above the console. The Pedal pipes are housed in a separate case at the rear of the instrument. The pipeshades were designed by Alan Caiger Smith and carved by Derek Riley. The consultant for the project was the Abbey Organist,
Dr. John Rowntree. The stoplist: (1993)
 
   
   

Douai angled

   
   

Douai inside

   
   
Great:
Bourdon 16
Open Diapason 8
Stopped Diapason 8
Dulciana 8
Principal 4
Spitzflute 4
Fifteenth 2
Sesquialter II
Mixture IV
Trumpet 8
Swell:
Chimney Flute 8
Salicional 8
Voix Celeste 8
Principal 4
Gemshorn 2
Sharp Mixture IV
Trumpet 8
Hautbois 8
Clarion 4
Tremulant
Echo:
Gedackt 8
Chimney Flute 4
Nazard 2 2/3
Principal 2
Tierce 1 3/5
Larigot 1 1/3
Vox Humana 8
Tremulant
 
Pedal:
Subbass 16
Flute 8
Fagot 16


Couplers:
G+SW, G+E
P+G, P+SW, P+E
   
   

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