© Maggie Kilbey & Marcel Glover 2021-2022
Black Chapel, North End (Essex)
Barrel Organs in English Parish Churches
Barrel organ by an unknown builder. The organ is located in the west gallery and operated from the front, with the crank handle on the right and a central blowing pedal. The mahagony case has four panels of gold painted dummy pipes. Restored by Freddy Hill in 1975-6. Two barrels x 10 tunes. Both barrels have new gears and barrel 2 has had both ends replaced at some stage. There is a handwritten tunelist (not original) pasted inside the case, pencil additions give the modern first lines of hymns and numbers from Hymns Ancient & Modern. There are some discrepancies between the metres ….
References: Suffolk and Essex Free Press (14 Jul. 1920), p.6; Chelmsford Chronicle (24 Aug. 1928), p.4 & (27 Jun. 1941), p.2; Hughes (1955); Boston & Langwill (1967); Booty (Autumn 1976); Turner, (2002).
BARREL 1
Tune
Metre
1.1
CM
1.2
CM
1.3
CM
1.4
SM
1.5
CM
1.6
148th
1.7
LM
1.8
CM
1.9
1.10
CM
BARREL 2
Tune
Metre
2.1
LM
2.2
104th
2.3
CM
2.4
LM
2.5
SM
2.6
LM
2.7
CM
2.8
77.77.D
2.9
87.87.47.
2.10
87.87.887.
© Maggie Kilbey & Marcel Glover 2021-2022
Barrel Organs in English Parish Churches
Black Chapel, North End (Essex)
Barrel organ by an unknown builder. The organ is located in the west gallery and operated from the front, with the crank handle on the right and a central blowing pedal. The mahagony case has four panels of gold painted dummy pipes. Restored by Freddy Hill in 1975-6. Two barrels x 10 tunes. Both barrels have new gears and barrel 2 has had both ends replaced at some stage. There is a handwritten tunelist (not original) pasted inside the case, pencil additions give the modern first lines of hymns and numbers from Hymns Ancient & Modern. There are some discrepancies between the metres ….
References: Suffolk and Essex Free Press (14 Jul. 1920), p.6; Chelmsford Chronicle (24 Aug. 1928), p.4 & (27 Jun. 1941), p.2; Hughes (1955); Boston & Langwill (1967); Booty (Autumn 1976); Turner, (2002).
BARREL 2
Tune
Metre
2.1
LM
2.2
104th
2.3
CM
2.4
LM
2.5
SM
2.6
LM
2.7
CM
2.8
77.77.D
2.9
87.87.47.
2.10
87.87.887.
BARREL 1
Tune
Metre
1.1
CM
1.2
CM
1.3
CM
1.4
SM
1.5
CM
1.6
148th
1.7
LM
1.8
CM
1.9
1.10
CM