ST MARY’S, TANSOR
sonorous Victorian village organ receives new lease of life thanks to funds sourced by NVCOP
St Mary’s Church, Tansor, sits on the bank of the river Nene at a particularly picturesque location. Its organ is a 2-manual Victorian instrument of great integrity – an excellent example of the work of J W Walker.
The bright-sounding Great chorus rises to a Mixture stop and the specification contains no less than three reed ranks, which is unusual in a compact village organ. Happily this instrument had remained largely unaltered for over 140 years.
In 2004, thanks to a generous donation from the Williams Church Music Trust, sourced by NVCOP, Tansor St Mary’s organ was rejuvenated by Bower & Company. Pipework and action were cleaned, restored and regulated, and a new pedal board created in the original style.