Great Organ- St Nicholas Church, Blundellsands, Liverpool

1968 JW Walker 3 Manual Organ (Norman Beard)

National Pipe Organ Register (NPOR) Entry


This organ currently needs fairly substantial restoration, and 100% OF THE PROCEEDS from the St Nicholas organ software will be given directly to the organ restoration fund.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each copy of the base software will additionally be donated to the St Nicholas organ restoration fund.



The base software must be installed and configured on your computer before installing this organ plug in.



Dual display mode with optional music library display (Mouse over to zoom)



Single display mode (Mouse over to zoom)



Suggested minimum computer specification

Windows 10 x64
i5 4th Generation Processor (or AMD equivalent)
16Gb RAM
128Gb Hard Drive (Ideally a solid state disk SSD)
Dedicated sound card (eg SoundBlasterZ) or USB external sound card


About this organ

This organ was originally built by Norman and Beard in 1913 and replaced a smaller specification 3 manual Brindley and Foster organ, which was relocated to Crossway Congregational Church, Surrey Newington.

Much of the existing Norman and Beard pipework has been retained but has been revoiced by JW Walker in 1968, during which a new console was added and the mechanism was changed to electric action.

Currently the blower manifolds and electric action require considerable work, as well as a modernization of the console internals, all of which is being undertaken by David Wells Organ builders of Liverpool.

A number of distinguished soloists have given recitals at St. Nicholas’ including Ian Tracey (principal organist for the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral), Richard Lea (former organist at the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral – now at Buckfast Abbey), David Poulter (former organist of Liverpool Anglican Cathedral) and Stephen Hargreaves (former organist at St. Nicholas’ Church, Blundellsands).

This organ is used fully by the church and a very integral part of every service. A high standard of music has always been the reputation of St Nicholas. The current work should ensure that the organ survives in good order for many decades of service and future generations to enjoy.

Due to the manifold leaks and escaping wind, it was particularly challenging to sample this organ. We hope to return to re-sample it when sufficient restoration work has been carried out so we are able to sample closer to the pipe ranks and obtain a far more accurate result.

24 Bit Stereo and 5.1 surround sound (Studio Quality). Ranks recorded 2017/2018

Tuning 435Hz



Great Organ- St Nicholas Church, Blundellsands, Liverpool - Specification


Stop ID Rank Stop Name
248'TROMBA 8'
253 RanksMiXTURE III
262'FIFTEENTH 2'
272 2/3'TWELFTH 2 ²/3'
284'HARMONIC FLUTE 4'
294'OCTAVE 4'
304'WALD FLUTE 8'
318'OPEN DIAPASON 8'
3216'BOURDON 16'

Stop ID Rank Stop Name
14'CLARION 4'
28'OBOE 8'
38'HORN 8'
416'DOUBLE TRUMPET 16'
53 RanksMIXTURE III
72'FLAGEOLET 2'
61 1/3'LARIGOT 1 1/3'
84'GEIGEN PRINCIPAL 4'
98'STOPPED DIAPASON 8'
108'VOIX CELESTE 8'
118'VIOL D'ORCHESTRE 8'
128'GEIGEN DIAPASON 8'

Stop ID Rank Stop Name
448'TROMBA 8'
454'CLARINET 8'
462 RanksCHOIR -QUARTAINE II
472'HARMONIC PICCOLO 2'
484'GEMSHORN 4'
494'HARMONIC FLUTE 4'
508'HOHL FLUTE 8'
518'ECHO SALICIONAL 8'
528'VIOLA DA GAMBA 8'

Stop ID Rank Stop Name
6416'TROMBONE 16'
658'FLUTE BASS 8'
668'OCTAVE 8'
678'PRINCIPAL 8'
6816'BOURDON MINOR 16'
6916'BOURDON MAJOR 16'
7016'VIOLONE 16'
7116'OPEN DIAPASON 16'
7232'SUB BOURDON 32'

Stop ID Stop Name
73SWELL - SWELL SUPER
74SWELL - SWELL SUB
77CHOIR - CHOIR SUPER
78CHOIR - CHOIR SUB
86SWELL - UNISON OFF
85CHOIR - UNISON OFF
76SWELL - SWELL TO PEDAL
75CHOIR - CHOIR TO PEDAL
84GREAT - GREAT TO PEDAL
79CHOIR - CHOIR TO GREAT
81SWELL - SWELL TO GREAT
80CHOIR - SWELL TO CHOIR
82SWELL - TREMULANT
83CHOIR - TREMULANT




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