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The Aeolian Co. (Opus 912)

Originally The Aeolian Co. (Opus 912, 1901)

Location:

Thornbridge Hall
Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire, DE45 1NZ GB
Organ ID: 67614

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Private Residences
  • The organ is known from a single historic document only; presumed no longer extant, and may never have existed.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on February 16, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • 8 ranks.
Paul R. Marchesano on February 16, 2021:

The organ was moved here at an unknown date, presumably by Aeolian, who added a [short-compass?] manual to the console.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on February 16, 2021.

Paul R. Marchesano on February 16, 2021:

Opus 912, Thornbridge Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire, 1/8 (C). The first ever Aeolian pipe organ in the UK, originally installed at Audley End House for Sir Howard de Walden. The cable has been cut and the basement chamber bricked up, but there is a possibility that the organ may be restored. The console now has two keyboards, the upper one being of short compass. I am unsure whether this reflects the "92-note system" or this short keyboard is just for playing the chimes, which were added at a later date. -- Roll-Operated Player Pipe Organ Census By Rowland Lee, Mechanical Music Digest Archives, 12 Oct 2010; accessed 2021-0216

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on February 16, 2021.

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