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Adlington (Cheshire), Adlington Hall

ascribed to Bernard “Father” Smith, but maybe an organ maker following Harris' traditions, year unknown as well. Ascribed to second half 17th century on stylistic grounds, a coat of arms on the case indicates 1693 as a latest date for building this organ.

1741/2 repaired by Glyn & Parker, further repairs c.1780 and 1860; restored by Noel P. Mander in 1959.

The organ of Adlington Hall is one of the few instruments showing typical elements of English organs before 1700. A traditional "Great" with diapasons of 8' upwards, with few alternatives  (Stopped 8', Block flute 2' [divided] and one loud and one solo reed stop) is opposed by a "choir" intended only for solo use and soft accompaniments. There is no pedal, if ever an English organ had one it was usually only attached to the "great."



II, G’- d3

Great (HW):
Open Diopason 8’
Stopped Diopason 8’ (double pallets, playable on “Choir”)
Principal 4’
Twelfth 2 2/3
Fifteenth 2’
Block Flute 2’ (B+D)
Ters 13/5
Small Twelfth 11/3’ (22/3’ from b1)
2&Twenty 1’ (2’ from d1)
Trumpet 8’
Vox humana 8’

Stopped Diopason 8’ (double pallets; also playable on “Great”)
Stopped Flute 4’
Bassoon 8’



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