The Specification of the Christ Church Cathedral Organ

Oxford, England


1680

Organ History
1680Built by Bernard Smith
Status
Unkown
Information Sources
Herbert Westerby - “The Complete Organ Recitalist”, 1927.
“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.


1870

Organ History
1870Built by Gray & Davison
Status
Unkown
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 - CC-g3 56 notes)
1.Dulciana8' 
2.Stopped Diapason8' 
3.Principal4' 
4.Flute4' 
5.Cremona8' 
iSwell to Choir  
II. Great (Tracker - CC-g3 56 notes)
6.Open Diapason8' 
7.Open Diapason8' 
8.Stopped Diapason8' 
9.Principal4' 
10.Twelfth2 2/3' 
11.Fifteenth2' 
12.SesquialteraIII 
13.MixtureIII 
14.Trumpet8' 
iiSwell to Great  
III. Swell (Tracker - CC-g3 56 notes)
15.Double Diapason16' 
16.Open Diapason8' 
17.Keraulophon8' 
18.Stopped Diapason8' 
19.Principal4' 
20.Fifteenth2' 
21.MixtureII 
22.Cornopean8' 
23.Oboe8' 
24.Clarion4' 
Pedal (Tracker - CCC-f 30 notes)
25.Grand Open Diapason16' 
26.Grand Bourdon16' 
27.Grand Principal8' 
28.Grand Trombone16' 
iiiSwell to Pedal  
ivChoir to Pedal  
vGreat to Pedal  

1884

Organ History
1884Rebuilt by Willis
1910Rebuilt by Willis
Status
Unkown
Information Sources
Herbert Westerby - “The Complete Organ Recitalist”, 1927.
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists”, 1912.
“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
440-10P

1922

Organ History
1922Harrison
Status
Unkown
Information Source
Herbert Westerby - “The Complete Organ Recitalist”, 1927.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
448-16-



List of Organists
1526-1530John Taverner (c1495-1545)
1530-1564John Benbow
1564-1605Bartholomew Lant
1564Dr William Blithman (c1525-1591)
1741-76Richard Church (1699-1776)
1776-1790Thomas Norris (1741-1790)
1846Sir Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley (1825-1889)
1892-1909Dr Basil Harwood (1859-1949)
1928-1933Sir W. H. Harris (1883-1973)
1933-1955Sir Thomas Armstrong (1898-1994)
1955-1970Dr Sydney Watson (1903-1991)
1985-Stephen Darlington

List of Assistant Organists
1924-1928Sidney Thomas Mayow Newman (1906-1971)
1945-1949Dr Eric Robert Taylor (1928-)
1953-1955Harrison Oxley (1933-2009)
1986-1990Simon Lawford
1990-1996Stephen Farr

List of Organ Scholars
1951Harrison Oxley (1933-2009)
Timothy Noon
Gavin William Brown (1925-)
Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Stephen Darlington
Roger Fisher (1936-)

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