© Maggie Kilbey & Marcel Glover 2021-2022
St Andrew, Barnston (Essex)
Barrel Organs in English Parish Churches
Barrel organ by Bevington & Son, ‘Recently built’ in their advertisement of 1848. The tunelists for barrels 1 and 2 are headed ‘BEVINGTON & SON, 12 Greek Street, Soho Square, London’, but barrel 3 was new in 1842, so the organ must predate this. The organ is located in the west gallery with tiered seats on either side. It is operated from the rear and blown by pedal. The grained softwood castellated case has three panels of gold painted pipes. Restored by Michael Young in 2012. Originally supplied with two barrels, barrel 3 is labelled ‘New Barrell 1842’. Barrels 4 and 5 give the hymn numbers from the first edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern (1861). Barrel 4 was supplied by the organ builder John Rayment Rust of Chelmsford (d.1872), and therefore dates from 1861-72. The tunelist for barrel 5 is headed ‘1875 New Barrel by Bevington’. [There are no links to recordings of this organ.]
References: Chelmsford Chronicle (28 Apr. 1916), p. 5, (24 Aug. 1928), p. 4, (3 Jan. 1930), p. 7, (20 Sep. 1935), p. 10 & (27 Jun. 1941), p. 2; Suffolk and Essex Free Press (14 Jul. 1920), p. 6; Hughes (1955); Godman (1959); Boston & Langwill (1967); Booty (Spring 1977); Ord-Hume (1978); Turner (2002); NPOR H00937.
BARREL 1
Tune
Metre
1.1
Chant
1.2
Chant
1.3
Savoy [Old 100th]
LM
1.4
Portuguese Hymn [Portugal New]
LM
1.5
Truro
LM
1.6
St Anne
CM
1.7
Devizes
CM
1.8
Sheldon [New York]
CM
1.9
Bishopthorpe
CM
1.10
Shirland
SM
1.11
[unknown]
1.12
Easter Hymn
LM
BARREL 2
Tune
Metre
2.1
[unknown]
2.2
[unknown]
2.3
[unknown]
2.4
[unknown]
2.5
[unknown]
2.6
[unknown]
2.7
[unknown]
2.8
[unknown]
2.9
[unknown]
2.10
[unknown]
2.11
[unknown]
2.12
Dover Evening Hymn
BARREL 3
Tune
Metre
3.1
German Hymn
3.2
St Stephen
CM
3.3
Warwick
CM
3.4
Salem
CM
3.5
Wimborne
LM
3.6
Horsley
LM
3.7
Falcon Street
SM
3.8
Cranbrook
SM
3.9
Grays
LM
3.10
Mount Pleasant
CM
3.11
Chant
3.12
Chant
BARREL 4
Tune
Metre
4.1
Eventide
10.10.10.10.
4.2
Benediction [Corinth]
87.
4.3
Hursley
LM
4.4
Innocents
77.77.
4.5
St Matthias [Monk]
4.6
Magdalen College
88.6.
4.7
St George [Elvey]
CM
4.8
Redhead
4.9
Quam Dilecta
4.10
Stuttgart
4.11
Redhead
4.12
Batchelor
BARREL 5
Tune
Metre
5.1
Melcombe
LM
5.2
St Michael
SM
5.3
Dix
5.4
Nicaea
5.5
Capetown
77.75.
5.6
St Alphege
76.76.
5.7
Culbach
5.8
St Peter
CM
5.9
St Philip
5.10
Chant: Troyte
5.11
Hollingside
5.12
Dr Dykes
© Maggie Kilbey & Marcel Glover 2021-2022
Barrel Organs in English Parish Churches
St Andrew, Barnston (Essex)
Barrel organ by Bevington & Son, ‘Recently built’ in their advertisement of 1848. The tunelists for barrels 1 and 2 are headed ‘BEVINGTON & SON, 12 Greek Street, Soho Square, London’, but barrel 3 was new in 1842, so the organ must predate this. The organ is located in the west gallery with tiered seats on either side. It is operated from the rear and blown by pedal. The grained softwood castellated case has three panels of gold painted pipes. Restored by Michael Young in 2012. Originally supplied with two barrels, barrel 3 is labelled ‘New Barrell 1842’. Barrels 4 and 5 give the hymn numbers from the first edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern (1861). Barrel 4 was supplied by the organ builder John Rayment Rust of Chelmsford (d.1872), and therefore dates from 1861-72. The tunelist for barrel 5 is headed ‘1875 New Barrel by Bevington’. [There are no links to recordings of this organ.]
BARREL 1
Tune
Metre
1.1
Chant
1.2
Chant
1.3
Savoy [Old 100th]
LM
1.4
Portuguese Hymn [Portugal New]
LM
1.5
Truro
LM
1.6
St Anne
CM
1.7
Devizes
CM
1.8
Sheldon [New York]
CM
1.9
Bishopthorpe
CM
1.10
Shirland
SM
1.11
[unknown]
1.12
Easter Hymn
LM
BARREL 2
Tune
Metre
2.1
[unknown]
2.2
[unknown]
2.3
[unknown]
2.4
[unknown]
2.5
[unknown]
2.6
[unknown]
2.7
[unknown]
2.8
[unknown]
2.9
[unknown]
2.10
[unknown]
2.11
[unknown]
2.12
Dover Evening Hymn
BARREL 3
Tune
Metre
3.1
German Hymn
3.2
St Stephen
CM
3.3
Warwick
CM
3.4
Salem
CM
3.5
Wimborne
LM
3.6
Horsley
LM
3.7
Falcon Street
SM
3.8
Cranbrook
SM
3.9
Grays
LM
3.10
Mount Pleasant
CM
3.11
Chant
3.12
Chant
BARREL 4
Tune
Metre
4.1
Eventide
10.10.10.10.
4.2
Benediction [Corinth]
87.
4.3
Hursley
LM
4.4
Innocents
77.77.
4.5
St Matthias [Monk]
4.6
Magdalen College
88.6.
4.7
St George [Elvey]
CM
4.8
Redhead
4.9
Quam Dilecta
4.10
Stuttgart
4.11
Redhead
4.12
Batchelor
BARREL 5
Tune
Metre
5.1
Melcombe
LM
5.2
St Michael
SM
5.3
Dix
5.4
Nicaea
5.5
Capetown
77.75.
5.6
St Alphege
76.76.
5.7
Culbach
5.8
St Peter
CM
5.9
St Philip
5.10
Chant: Troyte
5.11
Hollingside
5.12
Dr Dykes
References: Chelmsford Chronicle (28 Apr. 1916), p. 5, (24 Aug. 1928), p. 4, (3 Jan. 1930), p. 7, (20 Sep. 1935), p. 10 & (27 Jun. 1941), p. 2; Suffolk and Essex Free Press (14 Jul. 1920), p. 6; Hughes (1955); Godman (1959); Boston & Langwill (1967); Booty (Spring 1977); Ord-Hume (1978); Turner (2002); NPOR H00937.