There is a book available, giving the history of the Minster organ and its organists, containing four colour plates and a reproduction in monochrone of an old etching, depicting the organ in the nineteenth century.

In addition, there is also a new CD available of me playing the Minster organ; pieces include the Trinity Fugue (JS Bach), Sonata No. 3 (Mendelssohn), Symphony No. 2 (Widor), Choral No. 3 (Franck) together with pieces by Brahms and Vierne.

If you are interested in either of these products, my e-mail address is no the front page of this site -  or alternatively, contact Wimborne Minster directly at: Wimborne Minster Shop, High Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 1HT.  Details of postage and packing may be found on the organ CD page - there is a link at the top of this page. Details of the Minster website are also available on this page.


Some photographs of the Minster organ and console can be found in my galleries.  The organ is situated in the South Choir Aisle, directly behind the decani  stalls and the console is placed behind the cantoris stalls.

The action of the instrument is electro-pneumatic, with electro-mechanical for the couplers and  solid-state for the combination system.

Wind pressures range from about 2 1/2 inches w.g for the Positive, through to 8 inches w.g. for the Orchestral Trumpet. Wind control is achieved by means of concussion units placed under each chest.

The Organ of Wimborne Minster

On this page, you will find details of the organ of Wimborne Minster - the church at which I am Organist.

The organ was originally built in 1664 by Robert Hayward of Bath. It was later rebuilt by Seede of Bristol and again by J. W. W. Walker, in 1866. However, it was in 1965 that it reached its present incarnation, when it was reconstructed, enlarged and partly re-sited, again by Walkers. The organ presently consists of three manuals (61 notes) and pedals (32 notes), with a total of sixty-eight drawstops. These include the infamous Orchestral Trumpet, with pipes of spun brass, which project horizontally from the organ front.


POSITIVE (Cont'd) ft.

Violone (W) 16
Tierce 1 3/5
Open Diapason 8
Principal (M) 16
Larigot 1 1/3
Stopped Diapason 8
Bourdon 16
Sifflute 1
Viola 8
Salicional 16
Cymbal (29, 33, 36) III
Vox Angelica (TC) 8
Octave (M) 8
Crumhorn (CC) 8
Principal 4
Bass Flute (Ext.) 8

Flute 4
Salicet (Ext.) 8
Orchestral Trumpet (TC) 8
Twelfth 2 2/3
Octave Quint (Ext. Bdn.) 5 1/3
Swell to Positive

Fifteenth 2
Fifteenth (Ext.) 4

Mixture (22, 26, 29) III
Octave Flute (Ext.) 4
Double Trumpet 16
Nachthorn 2

Hautbois 8
Mixture (19, 22, 26, 29) IV
Quintatön 16
Cornopean 8
Trombone (W) 16
Open Diapason I 8
Clarion 4
Crumhorn (Ext. Pos.) 16
Open Diapason II 8
Spare slide -
Posaune (Ext.) 8
Rohr Flute 8
Sub Octave
Clarion (Ext.) 4
Viole de Gambe 8
Unison Off
Schalmei 2
Principal 4
Positive to Pedal

Harmonic Flute 4

Great to Pedal

Twelfth 2 2/3
Swell to Pedal

Fifteenth 2

Swell Octave to Pedal

Sesquialtera (12, 17) II
Great and Pedal

Mixture (19, 22, 26, 29) IV
  Combinations Coupled
Trumpet (Harm. trebles) 8
Generals on Swell Foot

Clarion (Harm. trebles) 4
Gedeckt 8
Positive to Great

Principal 4
Swell to Great

Chimney Flute 4

Quint 2 2/3
The organ is in the care of Lance Foy, Truro.
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