Fergus Black selects a number of local organs that he enjoys, and are notable in one way or another.
In no particular order:
Single manual organ in the shape of a harpsichord. 1790 by Robert and William Gray.
Easton on the Hill
I played for a wedding at Easton in July, and was bowled over by this beautiful Holdich two-manual, dating from 1850, restored by Richard Bower in the 1990s.
Oundle School Chapel
Frobenius organ. Three-manual installed in 1984.
Built by Vincent HM Woodstock in 2000. It is a beautiful instrument with a responsive touch, that keeps you honest as a player.
A two-manual Grant, Degens and Bradbeer (1977), made for Cranleigh School Chapel, Surrey—gifted to Warmington in 2009. One of many organs in the area which has benefitted from the support and enthusiasm of Northamptonshire Village Churches Organ Project (NVCOP)
St John's Stamford
A magnificent 3 manual Hill instrument (NPOR N05490), sadly dilapidated, in the "care" of The Churches' Conservation
A young Malcolm Sargent with his father, Harry, at the organ of St John’s c.1905