© Maggie Kilbey & Marcel Glover 2021-2022
Holy Trinity, Meldreth (Cambridgeshire)
Barrel Organs in English Parish Churches
Originally a barrel organ, this instrument was purchased from St Peter & St Paul, Bassingbourn in 1865 for £100. In 1866 J.W. Walker converted it into a barrel & finger organ. The barrel mechanism is operated from the rear. The Gothic case has three panels of gold painted dummy pipes. Restored in 1974 by Norman Hall & Sons, Cambridge. Two (formerly three) green carriage-mounted barrels x 12 tunes. The original tunelist is illegible.
References: The Organist and Choirmaster (Jun. 1900), p.52; ‘Notes of the Month’, The Antiquary (1907), p.248; MacDermott (1948); Boston & Langwill (1967); Turner (2002); NPOR, N03061.
BARREL 1 GREEN
Tune
Metre
1.1
LM
1.2
LM
1.3
87.87.47.
1.4
LM
1.5
CM
1.6
CM
1.7
LM
1.8
SM
1.9
112th
1.10
148th
1.11
104th
1.12
77.77.D
BARREL 2 GREEN
Tune
Metre
2.1
2.2
LM
2.3
LM
2.4
LM
2.5
LM
2.6
CM
2.7
CM
2.8
CM
2.9
CM
2.10
CM
2.11
SM
2.12
113th
© Maggie Kilbey & Marcel Glover 2021-2022
Barrel Organs in English Parish Churches
Holy Trinity, Meldreth (Cambridgeshire)
Originally a barrel organ, this instrument was purchased from St Peter & St Paul, Bassingbourn in 1865 for £100. In 1866 J.W. Walker converted it into a barrel & finger organ. The barrel mechanism is operated from the rear. The Gothic case has three panels of gold painted dummy pipes. Restored in 1974 by Norman Hall & Sons, Cambridge. Two (formerly three) green carriage- mounted barrels x 12 tunes. The original tunelist is illegible.
References: The Organist and Choirmaster (Jun. 1900), p.52; ‘Notes of the Month’, The Antiquary (1907), p.248; MacDermott (1948); Boston & Langwill (1967); Turner (2002); NPOR, N03061.
BARREL 1 GREEN
Tune
Metre
1.1
LM
1.2
LM
1.3
87.87.47.
1.4
LM
1.5
CM
1.6
CM
1.7
LM
1.8
SM
1.9
112th
1.10
148th
1.11
104th
1.12
77.77.D
BARREL 2 GREEN
Tune
Metre
2.1
2.2
LM
2.3
LM
2.4
LM
2.5
LM
2.6
CM
2.7
CM
2.8
CM
2.9
CM
2.10
CM
2.11
SM
2.12
113th