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Details of Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Knightsbridge, Westminster, London, England

(Kensington Gore, Knightsbridge)


1869

Organ History
1871Built by Willis
Status
Rebuilt
Sources
Dictionary of Organs and Organists” - H. Logan & Co., 1912, Bournemouth
Dictionary of Organs and Organists” - George Mate & Son, 1921
The Musical Times 844
The Musical Times 941
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ” - Robert Cocks & Co., 1877, London

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
411611613-

I. Choir ( CC-c4 61 notes)
1.Violone16' 
2.Viol di Gamba8' 
3.Dulciana8' 
4.Lieblich Gedact8' 
5.Open Diapason8' 
6.Vox Angelica8' 
7.Principal4' 
8.Gemshorn4' 
9.Lieblich Flote4' 
10.Celestiana4' 
11.Flageolet2' 
12.Piccolo Harmonique2' 
13.Super Octave2' 
14.MixtureIII 
15.Corni di Bassetto16' 
16.Clarionet8' 
17.Cor Anglais8' 
18.Oboe8' 
19.Trompette harmonique8' 
20.Clarion4' 
iSwell to Choir  
iiSolo to Choir  
II. Great ( CC-c4 61 notes)
21.Violone16' 
22.Bourdon16' 
23.Flute conique16' 
24.Contra Gamba16' 
25.Open Diapason I8' 
26.Open Diapason II8' 
27.Viol di Gamba8' 
28.Flute á Pavilion8' 
29.Claribel8' 
30.Flute Harmonique8' 
31.Quint5 1/3' 
32.Viola4' 
33.Octave4' 
34.Flute Octaviante4' 
35.Quinte Octaviante2 2/3' 
36.Super Octave2' 
37.Piccolo2' 
38.SesquialteraV 
39.MixtureV 
40.Contra Posaune16' 
41.Posaune8' 
42.Tromba8' 
43.Trompette Harmonique8' 
44.Clarion Harmonique4' 
45.Clarion4' 
iiiSolo to Great  
ivSwell to Great  
vChoir to Great  
III. Swell ( CC-c4 61 notes)
46.Double Diapason16' 
47.Bourdon16' 
48.Open Diapason8' 
49.Flutes à Cheminées8' 
50.Salicional8' 
51.Claribel Flute8' 
52.Viol di Gamba8' 
53.Quint5 1/3' 
54.Viola4' 
55.Principal4' 
56.Flute Harmonique4' 
57.Quinte Octaviante2 2/3' 
58.Super-octave2' 
59.Piccolo Harmonique2' 
60.FournitureV 
61.MixtureV 
62.Baryton16' 
63.Contra Oboe16' 
64.Contra Posaune16' 
65.Voix Humaine8' 
66.Oboe8' 
67.Cornopean8' 
68.Clarion4' 
69.Tuba Major8' 
70.Tuba4' 
viSub-octave  
viiSuper-octave  
IV. Solo ( CC-c4 61 notes)
71.Contra Basso16' 
72.Flute à Pavillon8' 
73.Viol d’Amore8' 
74.Flute Harmonique8' 
75.Claribel Flute8' 
76.Voix Celeste8' 
77.Flute Traversère4' 
78.Concert Flute4' 
79.Piccolo Harmonique2' 
80.Cymbale I  
81.Cymbale II  
82.Cymbale III  
83.Corno di Bassetto16' 
84.Bombardon16' 
85.Clarionet8' 
86.Bassoon8' 
87.French Horn8' 
88.Oboe8' 
89.Ophicleide8' 
90.Trombone8' 
91.Tuba Mirabilis8' 
92.Tuba Clarion4' 
viiiSub-octave  
ixSuper-octave  
Pedal ( CCC-g 32 notes)
93.Double Open Diapason32' 
94.Double Open Diapason32' 
95.Contra Violone32' 
96.Open Diapason I16' 
97.Open Diapason II16' 
98.Open Diapason I16' 
99.Open Diapason II16' 
100.Open Diapason III16' 
101.Spare prepared  
102.Spare prepared  
103.Spare prepared  
104.Violone16' 
105.Bourdon16' 
106.Great Quint10 2/3' 
107.Spare prepared  
108.Spare prepared  
109.Octave8' 
110.Violoncello8' 
111.Quint5 1/3' 
112.Super-octave4' 
113.FurnitureV 
114.MixtureIII 
115.Contra Posaune32' 
116.Contra Fagotto16' 
117.Bombarde16' 
118.Ophicleide16' 
119.Trombone16' 
120.Fagotto8' 
121.Clarion8' 
xSolo to Pedal  
xiSwell to Pedal  
xiiGreat to Pedal  
xiiiChoir to Pedal  

1924

Organ History
1924Rebuilt & enlarged by Harrison
Status
Rebuilt
Sources
Dictionary of Organs and Organists” - George Mate & Son, 1921
The Musical Times 979

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
414512821EP

I. Choir & Orchestral ( CC-c4 61 notes)
Orchestral (Electro-pneumatic)
1.Quintatön16'wood, metal.
2.Contra Viole16'Units [CE:VI] metal.
3.Harmonic Flute8'metal.
4.Violoncello8'metal.
5.Viole d’Orchestre I8'metal.
6.Viole d’Orchestre II8'metal.
7.Viole Sourdine8'metal.
8.Viole CélestesII (8')metal.
9.Concert Flute4'metal.
10.Viole Octaviante4'metal.
11.Harmonic Piccolo2'metal.
12.Cornet de ViolesV [12-15-17-19-22] metal.
13.Double Clarinet16'Units [CE:CL] metal.
14.Clarionet8'metal.
15.Orchestral Oboe8'metal.
16.Cor Anglais8'metal.
17.Tremulant  
iSuper-Octave  
iiUnison Off  
iiiSub-Octave  
18.Double Salicional16'Units [CU:SL] metal.
Choir (Electro-pneumatic)
19.Open Diapason8'metal.
20.Lieblich Gedact8'metal.
21.Viol di Gamba8'metal.
22.Dulciana8'metal.
23.Gemshorn4'metal.
24.Lieblich Flote4'metal.
25.Flageolet2'metal.
26.MixtureIII [12-19-22] metal.
27.Trompet8'metal.
28.Clarion4'metal.
ivOrchestral on Solo  
vSwell to Choir  
viSolo to Choir  
II. Great (Electro-pneumatic CC-c4 61 notes)
29.Contra Violone32'Units [GT:VI] metal.
30.Double Open Diapason16'metal.
31.Contra Gamba16'metal.
32.Bourdon16'wood, metal.
33.Double Claribel Flute16'wood.
34.Open Diapason I8'metal.
35.Open Diapason II8'metal.
36.Open Diapason III8'metal.
37.Open Diapason IV8'metal.
38.Open Diapason V8'metal.
39.Geigen8'metal.
40.Viol da Gamba8'metal.
41.Hohl Flute8'wood.
42.Flute Harmonique8'metal.
43.Quint5 1/3'metal.
44.Octave4'metal.
45.Principal4'metal.
46.Viola4'metal.
47.Harmonic Flute4'metal.
48.Octave Quint2 2/3'metal.
49.Super Octave2'metal.
50.Fifteenth2'metal.
51.HarmonicsVI [10-15-17-19-21-22] metal.
52.MixtureV [8-12-15-19-22] metal.
53.CymbaleVII [19-22-26-29-31-33-36] metal.
54.Contra Tromba16'metal.
55.Tromba8'metal.
56.Posaune8'metal.
57.Harmonic Trumpet8'metal.
58.Harmonic Clarion4'metal.
viiReeds on Solo  
viiiSolo to Great  
ixSwell to Great  
xChoir to Great  
III. Swell (Electro-pneumatic CC-c4 61 notes)
59.Double Open Diapason16'metal.
60.Bourdon16'wood, metal.
61.Open Diapason8'metal.
62.Viol di Gamba8'metal.
63.Salicional8'metal.
64.Vox Angelica8'metal.
65.Flûte à Cheminée8'metal.
66.Claribel Flute8'wood, metal.
67.Principal4'metal.
68.Viola4'metal.
69.Harmonique Flute4'metal.
70.Octave Quint2 2/3'metal.
71.Super Octave2'metal.
72.Harmonic Piccolo2'metal.
73.MixtureV [8-12-15-19-22] metal.
74.FournitureV [15-19-22-26-29] metal.
75.Contra Oboe16'metal.
76.Baryton16'metal.
77.Oboe8'metal.
78.Vox Humana8'metal.
79.Tremulant  
80.Double Trumpet16'metal.
81.Trumpet8'metal.
82.Clarion4'metal.
83.Tuba8'metal.
84.Tuba Clarion4'metal.
xiSuper-Octave  
xiiSub-Octave  
xiiiSolo to Swell  
IV. Solo ( CC-c4 61 notes)
Solo
85.Contra Basso16'wood, metal.
86.Flute à Pavillon8'metal.
87.Viol d’Amore8'metal.
88.Doppel Flute8'wood.
89.Harmonic Claribel Flute8'wood.
90.Unda MarisII (8')metal.
91.Wald Flute4'wood.
92.Flauto Traverso4'metal.
93.Piccolo Traverso2'metal.
94.Double Bassoon16'metal.
95.Corno di Bassetto8'metal.
96.Hautboy8'metal.
97.Bassoon8'metal.
98.Double Horn16'metal.
99.French Horn8'metal.
100.Carillons  
101.Tubular Bells  
102.Tremulant  
Bombard Enclosed (Electro-pneumatic)
103.Bombardon16'metal.
104.Tuba8'metal.
105.Orchestral Trumpet8'metal.
106.Cornopean8'metal.
107.Quint Trumpet5 1/3'metal.
108.Orchestral Clarion4'metal.
109.SesquialteraV [12-15-17-19-22] metal.
Bombard Unenclosed (Electro-pneumatic)
110.Contra Tuba16'metal.
111.Tuba Mirabilis8'metal.
112.Tuba Clarion4'metal.
xivSuper-Octave  
xvUnison Off  
xviSub-Octave  
xviiTubas on Choir  
Pedal ( CCC-g 32 notes)
113.Acoustic Bass64'Units [PD:W1] wood.
114.Double Open Wood32'Units [PD:W1] wood.
115.Double Diapason32'Units [PD:M1] metal.
116.Contra Violone32'Units [GT:VI] metal.
117.Double Quint21 1/3'Units [PD:M1] metal.
118.Open Wood I16'Units [PD:W2] wood.
119.Open Wood II16'Units [PD:W1] wood.
120.Open Diapason I16'Units [PD:M2] metal.
121.Open Diapason II16'Units [PD:M1] metal.
122.Violone16' 
123.Sub-Bass16' 
124.Salicional16'Units [CU:SL] metal.
125.Viole16'Units [CE:VI] metal.
126.Quint10 2/3' 
127.Octave Wood8'Units [PD:W2] wood.
128.Principal8'Units [PD:M2] metal.
129.Violoncello8' 
130.Flute8' 
131.Octave Quint5 1/3' 
132.Super-octave4' 
133.HarmonicsVII [10-12-15-17-19-21-22]  
134.MixtureV [15-19-22-26-29] Units [SO:MX] metal.
135.Double Trombone32'Units [SW:TB] wood.
136.Bombarde16' 
137.Trombone32'Units [SW:TB] wood.
138.Fagotto16' 
139.Trumpet16'Units [SW:TP] metal.
140.Clarinet16'Units [CE:CL] metal.
141.Bassoon16'Units [SO:BS] metal.
142.Quint Trombone10 2/3' 
143.Clarion8' 
144.Drums  
xviiiSolo to Pedal  
xixSwell to Pedal  
xxGreat to Pedal  
xxiChoir to Pedal  

UnitDivisionRankFootagePipesI. Choir & OrchestralII. GreatIII. SwellIV. SoloPedal
CE:CLChoir EnclosedClarinet161616
CE:VIChoir EnclosedViole161616
CU:SLChoir UnenclosedSalicional161616
GT:VIGreatViolone323232
PD:M1PedalOpen Metal I3232, 16, 21 1/3
PD:M2PedalOpen Metal II1616, 8
PD:OCPedalOphicleide32
PD:W1PedalOpen Wood I3264, 32, 16
PD:W2PedalOpen Wood II1616, 8
SO:BSSoloBassoon1616
SO:MXSoloMixtureM
SW:TBSwellTrombone3232
SW:TPSwellTrumpet1616



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