The church is fortunate to possess a magnificent Victorian organ, originally with two manuals, it was built by G M Holdich in 1890. Six years later, Charles Martin, an organ builder who was very active around Oxford at the time, rebuilt the organ adding a Choir division. Today the configuration is the same, with three manuals, and thirty stops. In 1999, following a 3 year fund-raising exercise within the community, Wood of Huddersfield completely rebuilt the organ, totally dismantling the instrument and cleaning all the pipework. The troublesome tubular pneumatics have been removed and replaced by electro-pneumatic actions. The console has been relocated under the tower crossing, and now includes a micro-processor based combination system, and the Choir division has been relocated on top of the Swell. The organ now serves our worship needs much more effectively and anyone wishing to practice the instrument should contact the organist or churchwardens in the first instance. You may view the stoplist below at the NPOR (go to keyword and type in Buckland).
Open Diapason 16
Swell Pedal Bass 16 (from Swell)
Pedal Super Octave
Viol D’Amour 8
Lieblich Gedacht 8
Concert Flute 4
Double Diapason 16
Open Diapason 8
Lieblich Gedacht 8
Voix Celestes 8
Please remember that if any order of service contains printed hymn text, you should include our certificate no: 61976 (Christian Copyright Licencing International) in the booklet.
If you are arranging a wedding or planning a funeral, then after the church has been booked with the rector you should contact the organist who will be pleased to help you and discuss any music requirements. Below is a selection of pieces couples may wish to consider:
Finale from Fireworks Music (Handel), Intrada (Grayston Ives), Now thank we all our God (Karg-Elert), War March of the Priests (Mendelssohn), Prelude to the Te Deum (Charpentier), Crown Imperial (Walton), Trumpet Tune & Air (Purcell), Hornpipe from Water Music (Handel), Trumpet Voluntary (Stanley), Trumpet Voluntary (Gordon Young).Please note that should you wish to provide your own choir or organist then an additional fee may have to be paid to St Mary's. You will have to contact the organist to discuss access to the church and organ for available practice times, organ key location, and any prior tuning requests. The church has a modest PA system with two static microphones, a radiomic, and a CD player for any pre-recorded music for services. The churchwardens will also need to know if these extra facilities will be needed.