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Mailbag: “Counting the ranks…”

December 23, 2014


Dear Michael,

The last selection on your Holiday Highlights was from the Church of St. Peter, Calais, France. Can you email me the the list of ranks on this instrument? Thank you.

Rev. Ronald Potter



Ronald,

I have not found much.  The listing of Cavaille-Coll organs indicates a II/24 installed in St. Peter's in 1970, but this blog would point to an earlier instrument (and case):

http://orgues.saint.calais.over-blog.com

Beyond that I cannot seem to find anything online that lists the specs.  In the CD booklet, the organ is credited Cavaille-Coll (1870), Godefroy-Dubose (1963), Cogez (1985, Trompette en chamade).

Lacking any online information, I will type out the spec:

GO – I (56 notes)
16 Bourdon
8 Montre
8 Flute
8 Bourdon
4 {Praestant
II Grande Fourniture
IV Fourniture
III Cymbale
V Grand Cornet
16' Bombarde
8' Trompette
4 Clairon

POS – II (56 notes)
8 Montre
8 Bourdon
4 Praestant
4 Flute conique
2 Doublette
2 2/3 Nazard
1 3/5 Tierce
1 1/3 Larigot
III Plein Jeu
8 Trompette
8 Cromorne

RECIT – III (56 notes)
16 Quintaton
8 Dulciane
8 Vix celeste
8 Flute harmonique
8 Cor de nuit
4 Principal
2 Quatre
III Fourniture
III Cymbale
II Sesquialtera
16 Bombarde
8 Trompette
4 Clairon
8 Hautbois
8 Vox humaine
8 Trompette en chamade

PEDAL (32 notes)
32 Soubasse
16 Congrebasse
16 Soubasse
8 Flute
8 Bourdon
4 Flute
16 Bombarde
8 Trompette
4 Clairon

 

 

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