The Specification of the Cathedral Organ

Bristol, England


1685

Organ History
1685Built by Renatus Harris
Status
Unknown
Information Source
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ”, 1877.


1861

Organ History
1861Rebuilt by W. G. Vowles, Bristol
Status
Unknown
Information Source
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ”, 1877.

I. Choir (Tracker - GG-g3 61 notes)
1.Stopped diapason  
2.Dulciana (to Gamut G)
3.Viol di Gamba (Gamut G)
4.Flute  
5.Principal  
6.Piccolo wood.
7.Cremona (tenor c)
iSwell to Choir  
II. Great (Tracker - GG-g3 61 notes)
8.Open Diapason (large scale)  
9.Open Diapason (small scale)  
10.Clarabella (gamut G)
11.Stopped Diapason  
12.Principal  
13.Principal  
14.Twelfth  
15.Fifteenth  
16.SesquialteraIV 
17.MixtureII 
18.Trumpet  
19.Clarion  
iiSwell to Great, Unison  
iiiSwell to Great, Octaves  
III. Swell (Tracker - G-g3 49 notes)
20.Double Dulciana  
21.Open Diapason  
22.Stopped diapason  
23.Harmonic Flute  
24.Principal  
25.Twelfth  
26.Fifteenth  
27.MixtureII 
28.Cornopean  
29.Trumpet  
30.Hautboy  
Pedal (Tracker - CCC-f 30 notes)
31.Open Diapason wood.
32.Bourdon wood.
33.Principal metal.
ivPedals to Choir  
vPedals to Great, Unison  
viPedals to Great, Octaves  
viiPedal organ in Octaves  

Organ History
1907Built by Walker
Status
Unknown
Information Source
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists”, George Mate & Son, 1921.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
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List of Organists
1546-52Humphrey Walley
1563-65John Palmer
1570-71John Farrant
1578Humphrey Bussell
1588-1637Elway Bevin (c1564-1638)
1588Elway Bevan
1701-10Stephen Jefferies
1778-81Richard Langdon (1730-1803)
1781-1802Rice Wasbrough (c1748-1802)
1802-07Dr Joseph Kemp (1778-1824)
1809-1825John Wasbrough (c1772-1825)
1885Sir A. Herbert Brewer (1865-1928)
1899-1901Sir Percy C. Buck (1871-1947)
1949-1983Clifford Harker (1912-1999)
1983-1990Malcolm Archer (1952-)
1990-1998Christopher Brayne

List of Assistant Organists
1856-1860John Barrett (1837-1924)
1888-1892John H. Fulford (c1863-)
1902Arthur Warrell (1882-1939)
1991-1994Ian Ball (c1968-)
2001-Paul Walton
John Jenkin
Albert Edward New (1862-1945)

Please note we have not yet completed the full cross index of organists to churches, &c.