The Specification of the Magdalen College Organ

Oxford, England


1740

Organ History
1740Built by Thomas Schwarbrook
Status
Unknown
Information Source
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ”, 1877.


1855

Organ History
1855Built by Gray & Davison
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)
1.Salicional8' 
2.Gamba8' 
3.Stopped Diapason, Bass8' 
4.Concert Flute8' 
5.Octave4' 
6.Flute d’Amour4' 
7.Piccolo2' 
8.Corno di Bassetto8' 
iSwell to Choir  
II. Great (Tracker-pneumatic)
9.Open Diapason8' 
10.Open Diapason8' 
11.Stopped Diapason8' 
12.Octave4' 
13.Flute8' 
14.Twelfth2 2/3' 
15.Super-octave4' 
16.SesquialteraIII 
17.MixtureIII 
18.Posaune8' 
iiSwell to Great  
iiiChoir Sub-octave to Great  
ivSwell to Great, Sub-octave  
vSwell to Great, Super-octave  
III. Swell (Tracker)
19.Bourdon16' 
20.Open Diapason8' 
21.Stopped Diapason, Bass8' 
22.Clarionet Flute8' 
23.Keraulophon8' 
24.Octave4' 
25.Super-octave2' 
26.SesquialteraIII 
27.Cornopean8' 
28.Oboe8' 
29.Clarion4' 
30.Tremulant  
viSolo to Swell  
IV. Solo (Tracker)
31.Flute Harmonic8' 
32.Tromba8' 
Pedal (Tracker)
33.Grand Open Diapason16' 
34.Grand Bourdon16' 
35.Grand Octave8' 
36.Grand Trombone16' 
viiSwell to Pedal  
viiiGreat to Pedal  
ixChoir to Pedal  

Organ History
 Binns
 Hele
Status
Unknown
Information Sources
Herbert Westerby - “The Complete Organ Recitalist”, 1927.
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists”, 1912.
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists”, George Mate & Son, 1921.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
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List of Organists
1490William Bernard
1490Richard Davies
1491Ralph Barton
1502-1520George Kendall
1539-1541Thomas Appilby (c1500-c1562)
1595-1639Richard Nicolson (c1595-1639)
1734-1777Dr William Hayes (1706-1777)
1777-97Dr Philip Hayes (1738-1797)
1797-1845Walter Vicary (1770-1845)
1845-1859Benjamin Blyth (1824-1883)
1872-1882Sir Walter Parratt (1841-1924)
1943-1957Philip J. Taylor
1981-1991John Harper (1947-)
1991-2009Grayston Ives (1948-)
Frederick Archer (1838-1901)

List of Assistant Organists
1858-1859Rev Edward Vine Hall (1837-1909)
Walter Vicary (1770-1845)

List of Organ Scholars
1961-1964Robert William Vincent (1941-)
David Davies

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