The Binns Organ in Queens’ College Chapel is regarded as one of the finest instruments in Cambridge. It remains tonally unaltered since it was built in 1892, and therefore is one of the best examples of late Victorian organ building anywhere in the country. With 32 speaking stops, the organ is highly versatile and is particularly suitable for playing romantic music and accompanying the liturgy, however almost every genre of music can be performed convincingly.
The Organ was completely restored by Harrison & Harrison in 2002, who also overhauled the console, which retains the 19th century stop knobs but still has all the modern playing aids, enabling the performance of every repertory.
|Pedal||Key action EP Stop action EP Compass-low C Compass-high f1 Keys 30|
|3||Quint||10 2/3||from Sub Bass|
|Choir||Key action EP Stop action EP Compass-low C Compass-high c4 Keys 61Enclosed|
|8||Dolce||8||bass from Gedact|
|11||Orchestral Oboe||8||TC, bass Corno di Bassetto|
|12||Corno di Bassetto||8|
|13||Tremulant to Choir|
|Great||Key action EP Stop action EP Compass-low C Compass-high c4 Keys 61|
|Swell||Key action EP Stop action EP Compass-low C Compass-high c4 Keys 61Enclosed|
|34||Tremulant to Swell|