English Chamber Organ
This instrument was based on an anonymous 17th century organ currently on display a Cannons Ashby House in Northamptonshire, England. Like its historical predecessors all the pipes are made of pine and oak. It is a true chamber or house organ with a gentle singing voice that does not overwhelm even though the pipes speak directly into the player. The narrow scaled open pipes create a rich, almost string like tone. As a result, when played in ensembles the organ almost works as a viol consort.
The case is American walnut while the façade pipes are pine with cherry caps. The keyboard is ebonized walnut with sycamore sharps. A small electric blower with regulator is housed under the case. The design of the painted and gilt fret-sawn pipeshades is based on the American Bull Thistle.
This instrument is back on the market. See: www.harpsichord.com for the listing.
Range: C-c’’’ (49 notes)
8’ Stopped Diapason
2’ Fifteenth (divided treble/bass)