Two Kent Organs
by Malcolm Hall

During last year, two well know Kent churches received major attention to their instruments. The first was at St. Mary Bredin in Canterburyand was originally built as a post war F.H. Browne & Sons “show piece” for the new church. This instrument received restoration to the “Roosevelt” soundboards and a new transmission system offering full “MIDI” support. It was also tonally updated with an independent great Fifteenth, a III rank Mixture and a Tromba/ Trombone unit.

  

At Chilham Parish Church the organ’s divided case for Swell and Great were moved from their position in the South Transept and positioned together in the opposite North Transept to form a single entity. Tonal additions, with completion of the “prepared for only” stops, has given this instrument greater flexibility for both service and recital use. It is hoped that this organ will be demonstrated for us during our KCOA meeting at Chilham in May this year.

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