Having a commitment to Cathedral music, Brecon Cathedral has a strong team led by Mark Duthie as Director of Music and Organist, and Meirion Wynn Jones as Assistant Organist. In 2003 the Brecon Cathedral Choir Endowment Appeal was launched, with the aim of raising the sum of one million pounds in order to secure the future of music at the Cathedral.
The organ was built in 1886 by William Hill & Son, and was rebuilt by the same firm in 1931, when it was moved to the current organ chamber. The console was moved in 1962 and the positive organ was placed in the space where the console used to be during a rebuild in 1973 by Percy Daniel & Co Ltd. The organ was rebuilt in 1995, again by Percy Daniel & Co, completing the 1973 scheme of work, and included the addition of the impressive Fanfare Trumpet.
GO Organ Builders Ltd have completed installation of two ranks of Hill pipework at Brecon Cathedral. An 8' Tromba & Large Open Diapason replaces the lesser quality 8' Trumpet & 4' Clarion. These were heard to great effect during morning Eucharist, at the hands of Director of Music, Mr Mark Duthie. Along with this work, the ailing electro-pneumatic Swell engine has been replaced with an all electric control by A.J.&L.Taylor Ltd.
Meirion Wynn Jones - Assistant Organist
In the foreground is the Henry Bevington & Son organ, built in the late 18th Century and restored in 1972.It was presented to the Cathedral by the Right Reverend L.L.Bevan, first Bishop of Swansea and Brecon.
The organ case and stained glass windows of Brecon Cathedral. The organ was originally built in 1886 by William Hill & Son.
The organ console at Brecon Cathedral. Prior to the 1960s the console had been where the Positive Organ is now located.
|16' Bourdon||8' Open Diapason||8' Stopped Diapason||32' Sub Bourdon|
|8' Open Diapason||8' Rohr Flute||4' Gemshorn||32' Open Wood|
|8' Lieblich Gedacht||8' Salicional||4' Flute||16' Open Wood|
|4' Principal||8' Voix Celeste||2 2/3 Nazard||16' Open Diapason|
|4' Lieblich Flote||4' Principal||2' Fifteenth||16' Bourdon|
|2 2/3' Twelth||4' Flute||1 1/3 Larigot||8' Principal|
|2' Fifteenth||2' Fifteenth||Cymbel (29.33.36)||8' Bass Flute|
|1 3/5' Tierce||Mixture (15.19.22)||Tremulant||4' Fifteenth|
|Mixture (19.22)||16' Contra Oboe||4' Octave Flute|
|Sharp Mixture (26.29)||8' Trumpet||Solo||Mixture (19.22)|
|16' Double Trumpet||8' Oboe||8' Clarinet||32' Contra Fagotto|
|8' Trumpet||4' Clarion||8' Fanfare Trumpet||16' Trombone|
|4' Clarion||Tremulant||8' Dean's Clarion||8' Trumpet|
|6 thumb pistons each to
Great and Swell
|Reversible toe pistons for Sw-Gt, Gt-Pd||Wind Pressure (inches)|
|5 thumb pistons to Positive||General cancel thumb piston||Great: -|
|8 general thumb pistons||Gt & Pd combinations coupled||Swell: -|
|6 toe pistons to Pedal||Positive: 3.7|
|6' toe pistons to Swell||Solo: -|
|Reversible thumbs for Sw-Gt, Gt-Ped, Pedal Trombone||Pedal: -|
|Fanfare Trumpet: 8|
|Great Reed: 3.7|
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