"In memory of happy days and as a tribute to this glorious home, we leave thy voice to speak within these walls in years to come, when ours are still."
Inscription on the Blenheim Palace Organ
The new Allen Heritage console controls 58 digital stops and 10 ranks of brand new Reuter pipework, comprising a full Great principal chorus, plus an 8' trumpet and a pedal stop. The instrument also features Allen's Interlaced Audio™, Allen Vista™ and "add digital" and "substitute digital" options.
The installation was an installation challenge because of the need to reposition an existing interior window backlit by LEDs. The window was moved forward to the front of the case and speakers were installed behind it.
The console design is a French terrace-style with a two-tone oak finish. The console also features: custom-designed drawknobs with rosewood stems and maple faces; tracker touch, reverse color-scheme keyboards with rosewood sharps and black naturals; an adjustable-height solid-wood music rack; an adjustable-height crank bench with molding; Skinner-style keycheeks; black pistons; English Cathedral stop list engravings; chrome toe studs in black finish bases; and an AGO pedalboard with rosewood sharps with maple naturals.
The Dedication Concert was performed on Sunday, October 18, 2009 by Ms. Diane Bish.