Minster’s Organ

The instrument at Preston Minster is situated in the North Chancel. It is a beautiful William Hill & Son organ, built in 1889, and rebuilt in 1972 by Harrison and Harrison. In 1989, a comprehensive rebuild, conserving as much as possible of the Hill work, took place: a new EP action was fitted, with a new en fenetre console with electronic combination action.

Below is a specification of the organ’s stops and couplers:

Pedal Organ:
1. Sub Bass 32′
2. Open Diapason 16′
3. Violone 16′
4. Bourdon 16′
5. Principal 8′
6. Fifteenth 4′
7. Mixture III (17.19.22)
8. Posaune 16′

Great Organ:
9. Double Open Diapason 16′
10. Open Diapason I 8′
11. Open Diapason II 8′
12. Open Diapason III 8′
13. Gamba 8′
14. Hohl Flute 8′
15. Stopped Diapason 8′
16. Principal 4′
17. Flute 4′
18. Harmonic Flute 4′
19. Twelfth 3′
20. Fifteenth 2′
21. Piccolo 2′
22. Mixture III (17.19.22/10.12.15)
23. Sharp Mixture II (26.29/19.22/12.15)
24. Trumpet 8′
25. Clarion 4′

Swell Organ:
26. Bourdon 16′
27. Open Diapason 8′
28. Salicional 8′
29. Voix Celeste 8′
30. Stopped Diapason 8′
31. Principal 4′
32. Harmonic Flute 4′
33. Fifteenth 2′
34. Mixture III (17.19.22/12.15.17)
35. Contra Fagotto 16′
36. Cornopean 8′
37. Oboe 8′
38. Clarion 4′
39. Tremulant

Choir Organ:
40. Open Diapason 8′
41. Stopped Flute 8′
42. Principal 4′
43. Flute 4′
44. Nazard 2 2/3′
45. Gemshorn 2′
46. Tierce 1 3/5′
47. Cymbal III (22.26.29)
48. Cremona 8′

Couplers

Swell to Pedal
Swell to Great
Swell to Choir
Swell Octave
Swell Suboctave
Choir to Great
Choir to Pedal
Great to Pedal

Great and Pedal Combinations Coupled;
Thumb and pedal pistons to manual and pedal departments;
General thumb pistons;
Two electronic memories for piston settings;
Balanced swell pedal; Piston for Gt-Pd.