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practice in the afternoon service ; and, I trust, not without its having produced good effects. It is scarcely possible in so doing not to give a prominent place to the sacrament of baptism, so closely has its object and requirements been interwoven into every part of that admirable manual of instruction for the young.
I think I cannot better conclude these remarks than in the eloquent words of Mr. Budd, in which I think you will cordially join. “The Church of England has made the largest and most efficient provision for the holy education of its children; and no treatises ever yet published on this most interesting subject appear to me to approach in excellence, within any comparable distance, to that of the Baptismal and Confirmation Services, and the Catechism of our Church. Here are the best rules, even those proposed by the Scriptures of truth; here are the best means, the application of the promises of a faithful God, the prayers of a sympathising church, spiritual instruction in graces and duties, and privileges unquestionably holy, and the confirming efficacy of the Holy Spirit; here is the best issue, certainty of success, dependent on our faith in the promise of a faithful God. Were we but consistent Churchmen, did we but adhere to this system of education laid down by our Church, beginning with the simple devotion of the child to God, and training him up in the way that he should go, with a just confidence on the divine promise for success in our endeavours, we might then sow in hope that the holy principles of his childhood would, with growing years, be formed into holy habits, and that when he was old he would not depart from them."*
With sincere wishes that my observations may be useful, should they find a place in your next Number, I remain, yours respectfully,
D. I. E.
ORGANO-HISTORICA; Or the History of Cathedral and Parochial Organs. NO. XXI.--THE ORGAN AT ST. GEORGE'S CHAPEL ROYAL, WINDSOR.
In some of our former numbers we have presented our readers with a description of the principal organs in London, of the same artist's make as the one we are now about to describe. This instrument was the gift of His Majesty, King George the Third, and was built by the celebrated Samuel Green, for the Royal Chapel. It was opened, and first used for divine service, on Sunday, Oct. 17th, 1790, by Dr. Aylward, who was at that time organist of St. George's Chapel. After the instrument was erected, and previous to its being used for divine service, His Majesty appointed a day to hear its powers; and expressed himself highly gratified with the beautiful quality and richness of tone the pipes emitted : but there was one stop (a newly invented one) named by the builder, Trombone, or Bass Trumpet, which
• Budd's Infant Baptism the Means of National Reformation.”—Preliminary Remarks, p. 13.
so offended His Majesty's critical ears, that he immediately ordered its removal, notwithstanding Mr. Green's endeavour to prevail upon His Majesty to let it remain, by promising to reduce the sonorous quality. The case of this instrument is most richly adorned ; insomuch that the gilt pipes can scarcely be discerned. It has a most magnificent appearance when viewed from the altar : but the gratifcation the eye receives, in looking at the exterior, is nothing, when compared with that which the ear receives from its tones. We now present our readers with a description of the stops it contains :GREAT ORGAN.
343 pipes. 4 Principal.
1 Stop Diapason.
2 Open ditto.
5 Dulciana Principal. 10 Ditto, small scale.
343 ditto. 1 Stop Diapason.
883 ditto. 2 Dulciana. 3 Flute.
Total number of pipes 1586 4 Principal.
The compass of the great and choir organs is from FFF to E in alt, 59 notes, minus F F F sharp; that of the swell, from F in the tenor to E in alt, 36 notes.
The quality of tone in this organ, generally speaking, is very fine. The full organ possesses the novelty of having a general swell, independent of the common swell ; but the effect is not very good : the organ would be much benefited by its removal. The diapasons of the great organ are full, rich, and harmonious, used either as solo stops or combined in the chorus. The voicing of each stop in the full organ is good. The choir organ, as a whole, is perhaps the finest in England. The stop diapason, flute, and particularly the dulciana, are purity itself. The principal and fifteenth also, mix very finely when combined with the other stops. The first five stops in the swell form a beautiful combination when used together; or the first three, as solo stops. They are exquisite. The reed stops are very good, but not equal to the flue work, in point of voicing. In regard to material, workmanship, and finish, it is not inferior to any organ in England ; indeed Green himself pronounced it his chef-d'ouvre.
The Dean and Chapter have it in contemplation to make some additions and improvements to this fine instrument. They have already added a set of double open diapason pedal pipes, which produces a fine effect when used with any part of the organ; but they are obliged to be operated upon by a second performer. They are placed in the organ gallery at the side of the great organ, and are supplied by a separate
pair of bellows ; but they are soon to be placed within the case of the great organ, and operated upon by the pedals only. We hope when this is done, the liberality of the Dean and Chapter will be further evinced in improving the swell, by extending the compass downwards, to C in the tenor, and adding coupling stops, composition pedals, and by steadying the wind, &c. The swell of the great organ ought also to be removed, as it produces no effect, and is found to be injurious to its neighbour pipes; as it screens them too much, and consequently alters the pitch when open or shut.
The pedal pipes were added by Mr. Gray, who has the care of the instrument.
With these additions and improvements, we think it would rank as the best of Green's organs, in point of effect, the situation being so favourable for sound.
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in the chair. The President called of Bristol has accepted the office of
the attention of the meeting to a resopresident; the Rev. W. B. Clarke
lution passed on a former occasion, has been appointed secretary, and
recognizing the strong claims of the George Ledgard, Esq. treasurer.
Society for the Propagation of the At the last meeting of the Wimborn
Gospel for increased support, in condistrict committee, the Earl of Shafts
sequence of the withdrawal of the bury in the chair, it was resolved, Parliamentary grant. The number of that a copy of every new publication annual subscribers in this district had of the Society should, as far as prac
been nearly trebled during the last ticable, be sent gratis to every member, year, principally from among town-rewith a view to enable the members to
sidents. In the adjoining parishes form an opinion of the work. Also,
little had been done; nor had the reit was resolved, that the depositary commendation from the standing comshould have power to receive indivi
mittee of the Parent Society to increase dual orders from members, without the funds by five-shilling subscriptions passing through the Secretary's hands, been adopted in any instance.—A a method advisable for the prevention letter was read from the Secretary to of accumulation of waste copies of the National School Society, expresstracts.
ing the great desire of that Society to A large parcel of such tracts was,
promote the erection of parochial school at this meeting, ordered to be sent to
rooms, and a request to be furnished Newfoundland. The above arrange- with the names of any of the Clergy in ments appear worthy of notice on the
this neighbourhood who might require part of all district committees.
assistance for that purpose. After votes of thanks to the Chairman, the
Secretaries, and Messrs Green, for BEDFORDSHIRE DISTRICT COM
their kind and handsome offer of acMITTEES.
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BOROUGHS OF ENGLAND AND WALES.
Isle of Wight ........... Sir R. Simeon.
Sir E. Knatchbull.
J. P. Plumptre.
•Sir W. Geary.
T. L. Hodges.
Lancaster, North...... Lord Stanley.
J. W. Patten,
Marquis of Chandos. Lancaster, South .....
Hon. B. Wilbraham. .J. B. Praed.
Leicester, North....... Lord R. Manners.
C. M. Phillips.
Leicester, South ....... H. Halford.
•T. E. Turner.
Lincoln, Lindsey ....... Hon. C. A. Pelham. Carmarthen ............ R. Trevor.
.- Corbett. •Sir J. Williams.
Lincoln, Kestev., &c., G. J. Heathcote. Carnarvon ....... T. A. Smith.
H. Handley. Cheshire, S.W.... G. B. Wilbraham.
Sir R. W. Vaughan. T. Egerton.
Lord G. H. Somerset. Cornwall, N.E.......... Sir W. Molesworth.
W. A. Williams.
Right Hon. C. Wynne. Cornwall, S. W ......... E. W. Pendarves.
Norfolk, East...... .E. Wodehouse.
Norfolk, West............ Sir W. J. H. B. Folkes. W. Blamire.
Sir J. Astley,
Northampton, North, Lord Milton.
Sir W. W. Wynne. Northampton, South, W. R. Cartwright.
Sir C. Knightley.
Northumberland, S... T. W. Beaumont.
Nottingham, N.W.... Viscount Lumley.
Nottingham, S.E...... J. E. Denison.
G. G. Harcourt.
Sir J. Owen.
•W. Wilkins. Durham, South .... J. Pease.
Sir G. N. Noel.
Sir G. Heathcote.
Salop, North ......... Sir R. Hill.
*W. O. Gore. Essex, South ........ R. W. H. Dare.
Salop, South.... Earl of Darlington. *T. W. Bramston.
Hon. R. Clive. Flint.
Hon. E. W. L. Mostyn. Somerset, West........ E. A. Sanford.
C. J. K. Tynte.
Somerset, East.......... W. G. Langton.
Stafford, North......... Sir O. Moseley.
E. J. Littleton.
Suffolk, East............ Lord Henniker.
•Sir C. B. Vere.
Suffolk, West........... H. Wilson.
Surrey, West.......... W. J. Denison.
Surrey, East............. .Capt. Alsager.
A. W. Beauclerk.
Sussex, East.......... H. B. Curteis.
Hon. C. C. Cavendish. J. B. Rooper.
Sussex, West ........... Lord G. Lennox.
Earl Surrey. Warwick, North ....... Sir E. Wilinot.
W. S. Dugdale. Warwick, South ....... Sir J. Mordaunt.
.E. R. C. Sheldon. Westmoreland....... Viscount Lowther,
Hon. H. C. Lowther. Wilts, South ........... Hon. S. Herbert.
J. Benett. Wilts, North ............ P. Methuen.
Worcester, East........ .E. Holland.
T. H. Cookes.
* Capt. Winnington. Yorkshire, N. Riding, Hon. W. Duncombe.
E. S. Cayley.
Sir G. Strickland.
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Lord A. Lennox.
J. A. Smith,
Chippenham ......... J. Neeld.
H. G. Boldero.
G. W. Tapps.
Cirencester............... J. Cripps.
Lord R. E. H. Somerset
.. J. Fort.
Cockermouth... H. A. Aglionby
F. L. B. Dykes.
*Sir G. H. Smyth.
Coventry .............. W. Williams.
Dartmouth.. ... J. H. Seale.
W. Jones. Beverley... .H. Burton.
Hon. - Ponsonby.
Sir P. C. H. Durham.
Sir E. Codrington.
Sir G. Grey.
Hon. A. H. A. Cooper. Bodmin * Major Vivian.
R. Williams, jun.
Dover. ............. I. M. Fector
Sir J. Reid.
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Hon. A. Trevor
W. C. Harland.
Sir C. Cockerell. Brecon........... *C. M. R. Morgan.
•P. Borthwick. Bridgenorth...... T. C. Whitmore.
Sir W. W. Follett.
Sir E. Kerrison.
T. S. Duncombe. Bridport .............. H. Warburton.
.T. Wakley. .H. Twiss.
Sir S. Glynne. Brighton .............. Captain Pechell.
C. Rippon. Bristol.............. .P. J. Mills.
Hon. F. H. Berkeley. Sir R. Vyvian.
.H. T. Hope Sir H. Verney.
Grantham.............. Hon. A. G. Tollemache. Sir T. Freemantle.
G. E. Welby. Bury St. Edmunds.... Earl Jermyn.
E. G. Barnard.
• E. Heanage. Calne ...... Earl of Kerry.
Rt. Hon. J. C. Herries. Canterbury ................. Lord A. Conyngham.
.F. R. Bonham.
Hastings.............. F. North.
Haverfordwest............. *W. H. Scourfield.
• Lord J. Townsend. "J. Marshall
E. B. Clive.
Hon. W. F. Cowper. Cheltenham.
Hon. C. F. Berkeley. Honiton .............. . *Col. Ballie.
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