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Exeter Nov 14 (8)

The organ (after work)

Exeter Cathedral

H&H 1933, 1965, 2003, based on earlier work by Father Willis, 1891.  The main organ was dismantled in January 2013.  It has been completely reconstructed, with a new layout within the famous Loosemore case, and  new soundboards replace those of 1891.  The original tonal scheme has been retained.  The intention was to achieve a better distribution of sound, together with improved access for tuning and maintenance.  4 manuals,  70 stops.  Click HERE to view the new specification

Click on the tabs below to see the progression of the work through the months.

Design
Exeter Cathedral

The organ (pre-work)

East section

East section

Model

South elevation

Model

Plans

Swell & Solo

New swell-boxes and shutter fronts were constructed for the Swell and Solo Organs

Pre-work

Work done

Workshop Assembly photos

Soundboards, Actions & Chests

The electro-pneumatic key actions dated from 1933 and were of excellent quality, but because of the new layout and reconfiguration of the soundboards, most actions had to be renewed, and retain the identical three stage design.

New soundboards were also constructed.  The new drawstop slider mechanism is electric.

Pre-work

Work done

Workshop Assembly

Pipework

All pipework was cleaned; stoppers were refitted, damaged reed resonators repaired & strengthened, and any necessary repairs  were carried out.

Pre-work

Work done

Workshop Assembly

Wind System

Most reservoirs have been renewed, but the same traditional principles have been retained.  There are now five double-rise reservoirs and five single-rise due to the space.  New wind trunking was provided through out.

Pre-work

Work done

Workshop Assembly

Framework Assembly

In March 2014 the organ was assembled in the workshop as a trial run before going on site to the Cathedral.

Exterior Assembly photos

On Site

Photos taken on site at Exeter Cathedral

On site photos

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