Norway, Frogner Kirke
New organ re-using some old pipework.
Starting July 2016
Design and layout
Reconfigure the organ so that the whole instrument is located on the west gallery.
All 1880s pipework to be cleaned and repaired. Flue pipes of 4ft and less washed.
Three reeds dismantled and returned to workshop for cleaning and voicing attention. The Manual I Trumpet 8ft to be re-voiced to aid its extension to 16ft pitch. Stoppers greased and re-fitted and minor repairs undertaken. Damaged pipes rounded out and any broken loops repaired.
Principals and reeds of spotted metal (50% tin); flutes of plain organ metal (30% tin), wooden basses would be made of poplar and pine and the Contra Bassoon 32ft of zinc.
Soundboards, Actions and Chests
New 61-note slider wind chests would be provided throughout the manual departments, with tables and upperboards grooved in traditional fashion, without slider seals.
A new slider soundboard would be provided for the Pedal upperwork and unit chests would be used for the remainder of the Pedal Organ and Manual I Trumpets 16ft and 8ft.
Electro-pneumatic key action throughout with direct electric stop action.
New electrical system throughout. New low-voltage power supplies, low-voltage cabling and fusing.
Use of existing blower. Revised layout. Six new double-rise reservoirs and roller valves. Two new tremulants. Concussion bellows to be fitted if necessary for all divisions. All trunking new. Conveyances would be made in traditional organ metal.
Structure, Swell boxes and case
New framework throughout of natural timbers and all would be sealed. Frames include weight distribution plates at floor level. New enclosures for Manual II and III. Two new shutter fronts for each division.
Minor work will be undertaken to deal with wear and tear, as well as some potential fretting of the lower eastward-facing casework.