United Church Trowbridge Wiltshire

1884 3 Manual Sweetland Organ

National Pipe Organ Register (NPOR) Entry


United church - Trowbridge



United church - Trowbridge



United church - Trowbridge



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 recommended


About this organ

The Organ.

This organ has very recently been destroyed when the United Church building was sold to property developers to create a number of residential properties. There was a short stay of execution for the organ whilst the new owners of the building had a number of plans rejected by the local building control, but is now in a sadly unusable and partly dismantled state (at the time of writing).

Sweetland was a local organ builder, producing tonally rich fairly typical English parish church style instruments. As elements of this instrument were unplayable, considerable detective work was required to track down identical or very closely similar ranks from other local organs. Fortunately, a reasonable body of work from Sweetland exists locally around the South West of England from which made reconstruction possible. The vast majority of the Sweetland organs remain very local to the South West of England, specifically around Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and Wiltshire, and whilst a few examples did escape to counties further away, almost all of the remaining playable instruments seem to exist within a short distance of Bath.

This organ latterly was fitted with a modern console of the Kimber Allen style, however whilst they may be arguably more practical, they are not the prettiest consoles to look at. We eventually found some old photographs of an identical Sweetland console from another church which used the more traditional pull stops instead of the electric tab stops found on the console at the time the building was finally closed.

It is incredibly sad that this organ could not find a new home before the building was sold by the church as it was in good playable condition, had fairly recently had some renovation works and was an extremely fine example of Sweetland's work.

United Church
Trowbridge, 2020



The digital samples

Pipe organs were designed to sound their best in the acoustic space for which they were built.

We have taken great care so that the samples and acoustic model for this organ reproduce the instrument as faithfully as possible.

It is down to you, the user, to adjust the EQ and reverb settings to get the best out of your own sound system, and we strongly recommend taking some time to adjust this organ to your current speaker and amplification setup.

Great Organ is working towards some video tutorials on how to get the best from your sound system and how to use the various features in the software.

24 Bit Stereo and 5.1 surround sound (Studio Quality). Ranks recorded between 2019 and 2021

Tuning 440Hz




United Church Trowbridge Wiltshire - Specification


Stop Name
GREAT - OPEN DIAPASON I 8'
GREAT - DOUBLE DIAPASON 16'
GREAT - OPEN DIAPASON II 8'
GREAT - CLARABELLA 8'
GREAT - PRINCIPAL 4'
GREAT - HARMONIC FLUTE 4'
GREAT - FIFTEENTH 2'
GREAT - TWELFTH 2 ²∕₃'
GREAT - TRUMPET 8'

Stop Name
SWELL - VIOLIN DIAPASON 8'
SWELL - LIEBLICH GEDACT 8'
SWELL - SALICIONAL 8'
SWELL - GAMBA 8'
SWELL - VOIX CELESTE 8'
SWELL - GEMSHORN 4'
SWELL - PICCOLO 2'
SWELL - MIXTURE III'
SWELL - OBOE 8'
SWELL - CORNOPEAN 8'
SWELL - TUBA 8'

Stop Name
CHOIR - STOPPED DIAPASON 8'
CHOIR - DULCIANA 8'
CHOIR - VIOL D' ORCHESTRE 8'
CHOIR - CONCERT FLUTE 4'
CHOIR - FLAUTINA 2'
CHOIR - SESQUIALTERA II'
CHOIR - CLARINET 8'
CHOIR - TUBA 8'

Stop Name
PEDAL - SUB BOURDON 32'
PEDAL - OPEN DIAPASON 16'
PEDAL - BOURDON 16'
PEDAL - BASS FLUTE 8'
PEDAL - VIOLONE 16'
PEDAL - VIOLONCELLO 8'
PEDAL - CONTRA TROMBONE 32'
PEDAL - TROMBONE 16'

Stop Name
GREAT TO PEDAL
SWELL TO PEDAL
CHOIR TO PEDAL
SWELL TO GREAT
CHOIR TO GREAT
SWELL OCTAVE
SWELL SUBOCTAVE
SWELL TREMULANT
CHOIR TREMULANT



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