Here the concept is to build high quality bespoke organ but at an attractive price. To achieve this there is a range of suggested specifications chosen to meet varying applications that can then be altered to suit individual needs. Furthermore, stop lists, data and voicing can be rewritten at any time, allowing the organ to benefit from software updates, or altered in the future to reflect changing tastes and needs. The specifications shown here are therefore suggested frameworks that we tailor to your requirements and you can choose from a wide range of options such as piston layouts, keyboards and stop control.
Harmonic analyses of pipe ranks from some of Britain’s finest and most notable organs provide the basis for our voicing. Every rank of each stop is a separate entity, without borrowing or extension and being independently generated, the individual voices are full of character and remarkably realistic. But it is in the chorus build-up where the Wyvern is so notable, with the richness and grandeur of ensembles characteristic of a fine pipe organ.
Great care is taken to produce elegant and attractive consoles that still retain a traditional appearance. Particular attention has been paid to the detail with a greater emphasis on solid wood capping around areas of potential wear. There is a hinged music desk that is lower and further forward for ease of use and fitted with solid brass music hooks. The roll-top fall is of interlocking slats of solid wood, spindle moulded and fastened with braided steel wire for maximum life. The pedal board is of heavy-duty construction, with beech pedals to give many years of hard wear. Everything about a Wyvern is built to last.
Organists will appreciate the high quality keyboards with their delightfully reassuring crisp top-resistance touch. Heavy-duty key contacts are used to give durable, maintenance free life. There is a substantial full-length bench with a music compartment beneath. Consoles are finished by hand to ensure that these classic instruments look as good as they sound.
Wyvern consoles are logically laid out and easy to control. Stop-tab models use our own illuminated tilting tabs that have a positive feel and silent operation. When selecting a stop the translucent central panel is backlit giving a clear, yet subtle display. All instruments have a good supply of thumb pistons to each department, conveniently placed directly below the manual to which they refer. When operating a piston, the selected stops light, so the player can clearly see which are ‘on’. Additions or subtractions can also be made by hand. General pistons affect all departments enabling the organist to preselect several complete registrations. Thus a solo, a suitable accompaniment and pedal, are all available at a single touch. General pistons are also designed to affect all stops including couplers and other non-speaking stops. By contrast the departmental pistons only affect speaking stops.
Extra stops, or stop alterations can be requested as an option at time of build. Additional thumb and toe pistons can also be accommodated. Within specified design criteria, you can write your own specification, creating a custom organ for little more cost than a standard instrument. There is a wide choice of oak finishes. Other woods and finishes to any sample are available at extra cost.