© Maggie Kilbey & Marcel Glover 2021-2022
St Mary, Stratfield Saye (Hampshire)
Barrel Organs in English Parish Churches
Barrel organ, 1835. Engraved on keyframe: ‘FLIGHT & SONS, Organ Builders to his Majesty, 16, KING WILLIAM STREET, WEST STRAND, LONDON.’ Printed label on barrel 1: ‘B. FLIGHT & SON, Organ Builders & Musical Instrument Makers, 36, St MARTINS LANE, CHARING CROSS, LONDON.’ Printed label on barrel 2: ‘FLIGHT & SONS, (FROM ST MARTIN’S LANE.) ORGAN BUILDERS TO HIS MAJESTY, 16, KING WILLIAM STREET, WEST STRAND, LONDON.’ The organ was presented in 1835 by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, whose father Garret Wesley (1735-81), 1st Earl of Mornington, composed the well-known chant pinned on Barrel 1, and a less familiar chant on Barrel 4. The duke worshipped here from 1817 until his death in 1852. The organ is located in the west gallery accessed from outside the church. The organ is operated from the rear. The stained softwood castellated case has three panels of gold painted dummy pipes backed with red cloth. Restored c.1980 by Robin Hill of Shackleford. Four barrels x 10 tunes. Barrel 1 is serial no. 6062, Barrel 2 is 6063. Barrel 4, serial no. 7336, is a later addition consisting almost entirely of chants. A small book containing 30 tunes with the harmonies as set on the original three barrels, with words, was published for the use of the congregation.
References: Flight, A Selection of PSALMS, HYMNS, &c. as Set on an ORGAN, The Gift of Field Marshall The Duke of Wellington, to the Parish Church of Stratfield-Saye, Hants. The ORGAN, Built by FLIGHT & SONS, 16 King William Street, Strand, LONDON (London, 1835); Boston (1959); Boston & Langwill (1967); Turner (2002); NPOR, N12484.
BARREL 1
Tune
Metre
1.1
LM
1.2
1.3
SM
1.4
SM
1.5
1.6
CM
1.7
CM
1.8
CM
1.9
87.D
1.10
LM
BARREL 3
Tune
Metre
3.1
CM
3.2
CM
3.3
CM
3.4
LM
3.5
CM
3.6
CM
3.7
CM
3.8
CM
3.9
LM
3.10
BARREL 4
Tune
Metre
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
4.9
CM
4.10
© Maggie Kilbey & Marcel Glover 2021-2022
Barrel Organs in English Parish Churches
St Mary, Stratfield Saye (Hampshire)
Barrel organ, 1835. Engraved on keyframe: ‘FLIGHT & SONS, Organ Builders to his Majesty, 16, KING WILLIAM STREET, WEST STRAND, LONDON.’ Printed label on barrel 1: ‘B. FLIGHT & SON, Organ Builders & Musical Instrument Makers, 36, St MARTINS LANE, CHARING CROSS, LONDON.’ Printed label on barrel 2: ‘FLIGHT & SONS, (FROM ST MARTIN’S LANE.) ORGAN BUILDERS TO HIS MAJESTY, 16, KING WILLIAM STREET, WEST STRAND, LONDON.’ The organ was presented in 1835 by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, whose father Garret Wesley (1735-81), 1st Earl of Mornington, composed the well-known chant pinned on Barrel 1, and a less familiar chant on Barrel 4. The duke worshipped here from 1817 until his death in 1852. The organ is located in the west gallery accessed from outside the church. The organ is operated from the rear. The stained softwood castellated case has three panels of gold painted dummy pipes backed with red cloth. Restored c.1980 by Robin Hill of Shackleford. Four barrels x 10 tunes. Barrel 1 is serial no. 6062, Barrel 2 is 6063. Barrel 4, serial no. 7336, is a later addition consisting almost entirely of chants. A small book containing 30 tunes with the harmonies as set on the original three barrels, with words, was published for the use of the congregation.
References: Flight, A Selection of PSALMS, HYMNS, &c. as Set on an ORGAN, The Gift of Field Marshall The Duke of Wellington, to the Parish Church of Stratfield-Saye, Hants. The ORGAN, Built by FLIGHT & SONS, 16 King William Street, Strand, LONDON (London, 1835); Boston (1959); Boston & Langwill (1967); Turner (2002); NPOR, N12484.
BARREL 1
Tune
Metre
1.1
LM
1.2
1.3
SM
1.4
SM
1.5
1.6
CM
1.7
CM
1.8
CM
1.9
87.D
1.10
LM
BARREL 4
Tune
Metre
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
4.9
CM
4.10
BARREL 3
Tune
Metre
3.1
CM
3.2
CM
3.3
CM
3.4
LM
3.5
CM
3.6
CM
3.7
CM
3.8
CM
3.9
LM
3.10