The pipework, with the exception of the largest basses, will be cleaned and repaired and case pipes also strengthened. New pipework will be scaled to match the original, and constructed of similar materials. Original wind pressures reinstated and voiced. Off-notes will be supplied with wind by conveyances of organ metal. The tonal qualities of the reed stops will be assessed and revoiced where applicable.
With the organ reassembled the speech and balance of the whole organ will be reviewed and adjusted. The work of 1917 and 1931 will be regarded as the reference for this task, and our approach will be dedicated to the recreation of the aesthetic of this earlier scheme. Organ then to be re-tuned.
The painting of the decorative pipes will be restored by Robert Woodland in the Minster during next year.
New slider soundboards will be installed throughout the organ. A number of unit chests will be retained from the present organ. These predominantly serve the largest Pedal basses, and all will be fully overhauled and restored, and their actions will be re-leathered and fitted with new magnets. New unit chests will be constructed.
New 3 stage actions will be installed for all new slider soundboards and unit chests. New electric drawstop actions will be fitted to all slider soundboards.