The William Drake Organ in Grosvenor Chapel


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Richard Hobson (Organ)

The organ in the Grosvenor Chapel was originally built by Abraham Jordan in 1732. It was repaired and altered in a conservative fashion at various times during the 19th century before being rebuilt and brought down to the lower gallery in 1908 by Ingram of Hereford. It was rebuilt again by J. W. Walker & Sons in 1930, who opened up a chamber in the wall between the chapel and the tower for the Swell, and extended the case at each side to house the Pedal pipes. By the early 1980s the organ was becoming unreliable and a contract for a new instrument, to include the restoration of the case, was eventually awarded to William Drake of Buckfastleigh, Devon, in 1988.

Track Title Composer
1 Suite du second ton 1. Prélude Jean Adam Guilain, (fl 1702-1740)
2 2. Tierce en taille Jean Adam Guilain
3 3. Duo Jean Adam Guilain
4 4. Basse de trompette Jean Adam Guilain
5 5. Trio de flûtes Jean Adam Guilain
6 6. Dialogue Jean Adam Guilain
7 7. Petit plein jeu Jean Adam Guilain
8 Chorale partita: Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig J. S. Bach, (1685-1750)
9 Voluntary in G Henry Purcell, (1659-1695)
10 Voluntary for Double Organ Anonymous, (17th century)
11 Voluntary in A, Op 7 No 1 John Stanley, (1712-1786)
12 Voluntary in D minor, Op 6 No 1 William Walond, (c. 1725-1770)
13 Sonata in F minor, Op 65 No 1 1. Allegro moderato e serioso Felix Mendelssohn, (1809-1847)
14 2. Adagio Felix Mendelssohn
15 3. Andante recitativo Felix Mendelssohn
16 4. Allegro assai vivace Felix Mendelssohn