© Maggie Kilbey & Marcel Glover 2021-2022
St Germanus, Faulkbourne (Essex)
Barrel Organs in English Parish Churches
1848 dumb organist labelled on case and on barrel 3: ‘T.C. BATES & SON, Organ Builders, 6 LUDGATE HILL, LONDON.’ Purchased from Wickham Bishops church for £6 by Canon F.W. Galpin, Rector of Faulkbourne 1921-33. It was first used on 25 September 1932 for the Harvest Festival service. There are three original boxes for the barrels & a more modern box for the dumb organist itself. Barrels refurbished in 1963 by Freddy Hill. Four colour-coded barrels x 8 tunes.
References: Chelmsford Chronicle (30 Sep. 1932), p.10; Galpin (1935); MacDermott (1948); Hughes (1955); Boston (1959); Boston & Langwill (1967); Booty (Autumn 1978); Galpin (1997); Turner (2000); Turner (2002); NPOR, N18627.
BARREL 1 RED
Tune
Metre
1.1
CM
1.2
CM
1.3
LM
1.4
77.77.
1.5
CM
1.6
1.7
1.8
BARREL 2 YELLOW
Tune
Metre
2.1
CM
2.2
CM
2.3
CM
2.4
LM
2.5
LM
2.6
SM
2.7
SM
2.8
104th
BARREL 3 GREEN
Tune
Metre
3.1
LM
3.2
CM
3.3
CM
3.4
CM
3.5
SM
3.6
87.87.D
3.7
77.77.D
3.8
87.87.47.
BARREL 4 BLACK
Tune
Metre
4.1
LM
4.2
LM
4.3
LM
4.4
CM
4.5
CM
4.6
CM
4.7
SM
4.8
112th
© Maggie Kilbey & Marcel Glover 2021-2022
Barrel Organs in English Parish Churches
St Germanus, Faulkbourne (Essex)
1848 dumb organist labelled on case and on barrel 3: ‘T.C. BATES & SON, Organ Builders, 6 LUDGATE HILL, LONDON.’ Purchased from Wickham Bishops church for £6 by Canon F.W. Galpin, Rector of Faulkbourne 1921-33. It was first used on 25 September 1932 for the Harvest Festival service. There are three original boxes for the barrels & a more modern box for the dumb organist itself. Barrels refurbished in 1963 by Freddy Hill. Four colour-coded barrels x 8 tunes.
References: Chelmsford Chronicle (30 Sep. 1932), p.10; Galpin (1935); MacDermott (1948); Hughes (1955); Boston (1959); Boston & Langwill (1967); Booty (Autumn 1978); Galpin (1997); Turner (2000); Turner (2002); NPOR, N18627.
BARREL 1 RED
Tune
Metre
1.1
CM
1.2
CM
1.3
LM
1.4
77.77.
1.5
CM
1.6
1.7
1.8
BARREL 2 YELLOW
Tune
Metre
2.1
CM
2.2
CM
2.3
CM
2.4
LM
2.5
LM
2.6
SM
2.7
SM
2.8
104th
BARREL 3 GREEN
Tune
Metre
3.1
LM
3.2
CM
3.3
CM
3.4
CM
3.5
SM
3.6
87.87.D
3.7
77.77.D
3.8
87.87.47.
BARREL 4 BLACK
Tune
Metre
4.1
LM
4.2
LM
4.3
LM
4.4
CM
4.5
CM
4.6
CM
4.7
SM
4.8
112th