The Specification of the Chapel Royal Organ

St. James’ Palace, London, England


Organ History
1710Built by Christopher Schrider
Status
Removed, 1819
Information Source
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ”, 1877.


Organ History
1866Built by Hill
1900Modified by Hill
Status
Unkown
Information Sources
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists”, George Mate & Son, 1921.
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ”, 1877.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
327-6P
I. Choir (Pneumatic - CC-g3 56 notes)
1.Open Diapason8'Metal. (56 pipes)
2.Dulciana8'(Gamut g Groovednotes )(44 pipes)
3.Lieblich Gedact8'Wood. (56 pipes)
4.Gemshorn4'Metal. (56 pipes)
5.Suabe Flute4'Wood. (56 pipes)
6.Clarionet8'(Tenor C) (44 pipes)
iSwell to Choir  
II. Great (Pneumatic - CC-g3 56 notes)
7.Open Diapason8'Metal. (56 pipes)
8.Cone Gamba8'Metal. (56 pipes)
9.Stopped Diapason and Clarabella8'Wood. (56 pipes)
10.Principal4'Metal. (56 pipes)
11.Twelfth2 2/3'Metal. (56 pipes)
12.Fifteenth2'Metal. (56 pipes)
13.MixtureIIMetal. (112 pipes)
14.Trumpet8'Metal. (56 pipes)
iiSwell to Great  
III. Swell (Pneumatic - CC-g3 56 notes)
15.Lieblich Bourdon16'Wood. (56 pipes)
16.Open Diapason8'Metal. (56 pipes)
17.Keraulophon8'Metal. (56 pipes)
18.Stopped Diapason8'Wood. (56 pipes)
19.Principal4'Metal. (56 pipes)
20.Celestina4'Metal. (56 pipes)
21.Fifteenth2'Metal. (56 pipes)
22.MixtureIIIMetal. (168 pipes)
23.Horn8'Metal. (56 pipes)
24.Oboe8'Metal. (56 pipes)
iiiSwell octave  
Pedal (Pneumatic - CCC-f 30 notes)
25.Open Diapason16'Wood. (30 pipes)
26.Bourdon16'Wood. (30 pipes)
27.Violon8'Wood. (30 pipes)
ivGreat to Pedal  
vChoir to Pedal  
viSwell to Pedal  



List of Organists
1676-1708Dr John Blow (1649-1708)
1756-1783Dr James Nares (1715-1783)
1758-1779Dr William Boyce (1710-1779)
1783-1802Dr Samuel Arnold (1740-1802)
1836-1838Thomas Attwood (1765-1838)
1838-1856John Bernard Sale (1779-1856)
1876-1891Charles S. Jekyll (1842-1914)
1902-16Sir Walter G. Alcock (1861-1947)
1974-1979Timothy Farrell (1943-)
2004-2007Joseph Nolan

List of Assistant Organists
R. M. Armitage (1898-1954)

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