Organ

In 2002 Girton College acquired a new four-manual mechanical-action organ, constructed by the outstanding Swiss firm, St-Martin. It was conceived as a versatile instrument, equally at home in Baroque, Romantic, and twentieth-century repertoire, and is widely acknowledged to be among the best instruments in Cambridge. Top international soloists such as Guy Bovet and David Sanger have been impressed with the organ, calling it “marvellous”, “splendid”, and “spectacular” and it is in popular demand as a practice and teaching instrument among the great and the good.

 

I Grand-OrgueII PositifIII Récit (expressif)IV SoloP Pédale
Bourdon 16 Bourdon 8 Flûte harmonique 8 Basson 16 Soubasse 16
Montre 8 Flûte à fuseaux 4 Gambe 8 Trompette 8 Principal 8
Flûte à cheminée 8 Doublette 2 Voix céleste 8 Cornet V Bourdon 8
Prestant 4 Sesquialtera II (Extrait: 2 2/3) Flûte octaviante 4 Octave 4
Flageolet 2 Octavin II (Extrait: 2) Basson 16 (Solo)
Fourniture IV-V (Extrait: 1 1/3) Mixture III (Extrait: 1 1/3)
Hautbois 8 Accouplements: IV/I; III/I, II/I, III/II Tirasses: IV/P, III/P, II/P, I/P
Cromorne 8 Tremblant
Tremblant

The background to the conception and installation of the new organ is charted in an article in Choir and Organ magazine by the Director of Music, Dr Martin Ennis. The organ is reviewed (very positively) by Paul Hale in a later article for Organists’ Review.

Choir and Organ article
Organists’ Review article