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Glasgow: Evangelical Church, Cathedral Square

Forster & Andrews, 1887 — organ surveyed September 2021


Audio recordings

Allegretto grazioso (First Book of Organ Pieces, H.56) – Frank Bridge
Steven McIntyre
Swell Salicional/Voix Celeste, Great 4′ Harmonic Flute (one octave lower). Later Swell coupled to Choir to 2′, Sw increased to Cornopean, diminuendo to first registration.
Allegro marziale e ben marcato (First Book of Organ Pieces, H.56) – Frank Bridge
Steven McIntyre
Full Great, coupled to pedals. RH solo on Gt diapason against Sw foundations. Crescendo Gt (to Fifteenth) before coupling down full Swell (including Cornopean). Diminuendo using Gt combination pistons, hand-registered on the swell. Gt Hohl flute removed by end of diminuendo and box shut (leaving only Sw strings). Full Gt coupled to full Sw. Last few bars (unison coda) add Sw/Gt Super Octave coupler.
Menuetto-Impromptu (Miniature Suite for Organ) – John Ireland
Andrew Forbes
Sw Stopped Diapason, Gemshorn, Harmonic Piccolo. Gt Hohl Flute, Harmonic Flute. Ch Gedact, Flauto Traverso. Ped Bourdon, Ch/Ped, Gt/Ped as appropriate.
B Section: Sw Open Diapason, Oboe. Add Sw/Gt
Prelude & Fugue in B major, Op.99 No.2 – Camille Saint-Saëns
Andrew Forbes
Prelude: Sw Salicional, Voix Celestes, Stopped Diapason. Gt Gamba + Hohl Flute, Sw/Gt. Ch Gedact. Ped Bourdon + Violoncello, Sw/Ped.
Sw/Ch and Gt/Ped added for middle section, then removed. Final phrase: Ch Gedact replaced by Flauto Traverso.
Fugue: Sw principals 8+4, Oboe. Gt all 8’ flues, Sw/Gt. Ped full, Sw/Ped, Gt/Ped.
Adding: Gt Principal 4’ on after first Sw/Gt dialogue passage; Gt Double 16’ after broken chord section; Gt Trumpet on final RH scalic passage; Gt Fifteenth before final pedal solo; Sw Mixture and Cornopean at end of pedal solo.
Nicht schnell und sehr markiert [C minor] (4 Skizzen für den Pedalflügel) – Robert Schumann
Chris Bragg
Great Open Diapason, Hohl Flute and 4′ Harmonic Flute coupled to Swell Open, Stopped Diapasons and 4′ Gemshorn.
Gt 4′ Principal added at conclusion of A section.
Nicht schnell und sehr markiert [C major] (4 Skizzen für den Pedalflügel) – Robert Schumann
Chris Bragg
Great chorus, 16′ to 2′ with Swell to mixture coupled. Add Great Trumpet.
B section: Choir 8′ and 4′ flutes, LH solo Gt Hohl Flute, Gamba 4′ Harmonic Flute with Swell Open, Stopped Diapasons and Oboe coupled.
Lebhaft (4 Skizzen für den Pedalflügel) – Robert Schumann
Chris Bragg
Great 8′ to 2′ plus Trumpet, with Swell to Cornopean coupled (no Mixture).
B section: Swell Open and Stopped Diapasons, LH interjections Great Hohl Flute, Harmonic Flute with Swell coupled.
Allegretto (4 Skizzen für den Pedalflügel) – Robert Schumann
Chris Bragg
Swell Stopped Diapason and Salicional coupled to Choir Gedact and Dulciana.
Then Great Hohl Flute/Harmonic Flute with Swell coupled, add Gamba, return to initial registration