The Website of the Parish of
Saint Gregory the Great, Northampton

Sunday Mass Times:
Sunday 9.00 am (with children's liturgy and music group) Sunday 11.00 am (with choir and children's liturgy)
Priest-in-Charge: Fr Andrew Behrens (01604) 713015







Work in Progress

Two milestones

Organs at St Gregory’s

Two milestones have been reached this week: the first was on Wednesday 8th July, when we heard the complete organ for the first time. It was played by Mark Bennett, and clips of his visit are included on this web-page.

The second milestone was on Friday 10th July, when the scaffolding was taken down, revealing the organ as it will be seen from ground level.

The next task is the cladding of the platform on which the instrument stands.

Right click on the names of any and all pieces, choose 'Save Target As' to download.

Festive Trumpet Tune, German, David:

Priere A Notre-Dame From Suite Gothique, Boellmann, Leon (1862 - 1897):

Toccata from Symphony No. 5 in F minor, Widor, Charles-Marie (1844-1937):

Sortie in Eb (beginning only), Lefébure-Wély, Louis-James-Alfred (1817-1869):

Pipes or Chips
The replacement
The Cost
The organ at Grazeley
Work in Progress
Penitential Soundboards
The bellows in bits
Pneumatic motors
Stripping the soundboards
Casework at St Gregory's
Richard in his workshop
Pouring glue
Great soundboard
Swell soundboard
Case re-polished
Swell box in workshop
Building frame in workshop
Clamp for Trompette
Preparing Clamp
Lifting up to gallery
Soundboards up in the air
Bourdon soundboard
Making platform
1st pipe in chamber
Organ bits in Church
Bob the Blower
Great soundboard in the air
Soundboards in place
Swell box being installed
Trompette Pipe
Fitting the console
Jamb - no Jerusalem
Getting the wind up
Neat wiring
Rack of Trompette
The pipes arrive
Console wired
The Wind in the Bellows
The first working rank
Swell box complete
Pipes in the Great Soundboard
Restoration of the Console
Two milestones
The Blessing
The Opening Recital
Neil Wright
Forthcoming recitals




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