The Specification of the Temple Church Organ

City of London, London, England


1688

Organ History
1688Built by Bernard Smith
Status
Rebuilt
Information Source
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ”, 1877.

I. Choir (FFF-c3 61 notes)
1.Gedackt12'Waines-cott. (61 pipes)
2.Hohlflute6'Mettle. (61 pipes)
3.A Sadt6'Mettle. (61 pipes)
4.Spitzflute3'Mettle. (61 pipes)
5.A Violl and Violin12'Mettle. (61 pipes)
6.Voice Humaine12'Mettle. (61 pipes)
II. Great (FFF-c3 61 notes)
7.Prestant12'Mettle. (61 pipes)
8.Hohlflute12'Wood and mettle. (61 pipes)
9.Principall6'Mettle. (61 pipes)
10.Quinta4'Mettle. (61 pipes)
11.Super-Octave3'(61 pipes)
12.Cornett Mettle. (112 pipes)
13.Sesquialtera Mettle. (183 pipes)
14.Gedackt6'Waines-cott. (61 pipes)
15.Mixture Mettle. (226 pipes)
16.Trumpett12'Mettle. (61 pipes)
III. Echo (FFF-c3 61 notes)
17.Gedackt6'Wood. (61 pipes)
18.Sup. Octave6'Mettle. (61 pipes)
19.Gedackt Wood. (29 pipes)
20.Flute Mettle. (29 pipes)
21.Cornett Mettle. (87 pipes)
22.Sesquialtera (105 pipes)
23.Trumpett (29 pipes)

1856

Organ History
1856Rebuilt by T. J. F. Robson
Status
Rebuilt
Information Source
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ”, 1877.

I. Choir (CC-g3 56 notes)
1.Lieblich Bordun16' 
2.Spitzflote8' 
3.Violin Diapason8' 
4.Dulciana8' 
5.Lieblich-Gedact8' 
6.Flauto Traverso8' 
7.Gemshorn4' 
8.Violino4' 
9.Lieblich-Flote4' 
10.Flautino2' 
11.Corno di Bassetto8' 
II. Great (CC-g3 56 notes)
12.Double Diapason16' 
13.Open Diapason8'smooth and mellow
14.Open Diapason8'clear and strong
15.Stopped Diapason8'metal. (tenor c sharp)
16.Hohlflote8'bass octave Gedact
17.Viol di Gamba8' 
18.Principal4'smooth and mellow
19.Octave4'clear and strong
20.Nason Flute4'stopped
21.Twelfth2 2/3' 
22.Fifteenth2' 
23.Full MixtureIII (2') 
24.Sharp MixtureV (2') 
25.Small Trumpet8'old, re-voiced
26.Large Trumpet4'new
27.Clarion4' 
iSwell to Great  
iiChoir sub-octave to Great  
III. Swell (CC-g3 56 notes)
28.Bourdon16' 
29.Open Diapason8' 
30.Rohr Gedact8' 
31.Principal4' 
32.Rohrflote4' 
33.MixtureIV (1 1/3') 
34.Double Bassoon16' 
35.French Horn8' 
36.Hautboy8' 
37.Clarion4' 
38.Twelfth2 2/3' 
39.Fifteenth2' 
40.Oboe8' 
41.Tremulant  
Pedal (CCC-f 30 notes)
42.Sub-Bass32'(FFFF)
43.Violoncello8' 
44.Open-Bass16' 
45.Stopped Bass16' 
46.Twelfth Bass5 1/3' 
47.Fifteenth Bass4' 
48.Violin16' 
49.Quint10 2/3' 
50.Trombone16' 
iiiChoir to Pedal  
ivGreat to Pedal  
vSwell to Pedal  

Organ History
 Restored by Forster & Andrews
 Restored by Norman & Beard
Status
Unknown
Information Source
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists”, George Mate & Son, 1921.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
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List of Organists
1737-1749James Vincent (-1749)
1749-1796John Jones (1728-1796)
1826-1843George Warne (1792-1868)
1898-1923Sir H. Walford Davies (1869-1941)
1981-1997John Anthony Birch (1929-2012)
1997-2006Stephen Layton (1966-)
2007-James Vivian (1974-)

List of Assistant Organists
Dr Harold Darke (1888-1976)
Munro Davison (1865-1943)
Sir W. H. Harris (1883-1973)

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