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Choir

Saint Mary's is proud of its choral tradition. Music plays an important part in our Sunday worship. During the sung Eucharist, the choir normally sings a mass setting and an anthem. At Choral Evensong, it sings an anthem and leads the congregation in the singing of the canticles and psalms.

The choir rehearses on the first and third Sundays of the month from 17.30-18.15 in the church. It is directed by our organist, Malcolm Stowell. Malcolm has been playing the organ at Saint Mary's for nineteen years and has a particular liking for French Romantic Organ music. He is artistic director of our lunchtime concert series and also chairs the Windsor and District Organists' Association.

If you enjoy singing and are able to sight-read, you may want to join our choir. Malcolm would be very pleased to meet you after one of our services.


The Norman and Beard Organ

Built in 1912 by Norman and Beard, the organ was played at its dedication by Sir Walter Parratt, then organist at Saint George's Chapel Windsor. A three manual instrument, it has 37 speaking stops and nine couplers with over 2,400 pipes. Pitched to French diapason, it is a splendid example of an English Romantic organ. Outside its liturgical use, it lends itself well to solo performances and concert accompaniment.

Specification:

Swell (Enclosed)
Great
16'

Lieblich Bordun

8'
Open Diapason
8'
Rohrflöte
8'
Viol
8'
Voix Celeste
4'
Octave Geigen
2'
Flageolet
VI
Mixture
16'
Double Trumpet
8'
Horn
4'
Clarion
8'
Hautboy
Tremulant
   
16'
Double Organ Diapason
8'
Open Diapason I
8'
Open Diapason II
8'
Open Diapason III
8'
Hohlflöte
4'
Octave
4'
Harmonic Flute
2 2/3'
Octave Quint
2'
Super Octave
IV
Mixture
8'
Tromba
   
Pedal
Choir
16'
Open Diapason
16'
Violone
16'
Bordun
8'
Octave
8'
Flute
16'
Ophicleide
8'
Lieblich Gedackt
8'
Viola
4'
Flauto Traverso
4'
Lieblich Flöte
2 2/3'
Nazard
2'
Harmonic Piccolo
1 3/5'
Tierce
8'
Corno di Bassetto
   
   
  Couplers
  Swell to Pedal
  Great to Pedal
  Choir to Pedal
  Swell to Great
  Swell to Choir
  Great to pedal compositions
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picture of St. Mary's Organ

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Updated: March 8, 2013