The Specification of the Cathedral Organ

Rochester, England


Organ History
 Built by Samuel Green
1835Enlarged by Hill
 Rebuilt by Walker
 Completed by Forster & Andrews
Status
Unkown
Information Sources
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists”, 1912.
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ”, 1877.

I. Choir (Tracker - GG-f3 59 notes)
1.Dulciana8' 
2.Stopped Diapason8' 
3.Gamba8' 
4.Principal4' 
5.Wald Flute4'(CC)
6.Fifteenth2' 
7.Clarionet8'(CC)
II. Great (Tracker - GG-f3 59 notes)
8.Double Open Diapason16' 
9.Open Diapason8' 
10.Open Diapason8' 
11.Stopped Diapason8' 
12.Principal4' 
13.Flute4'(tenor c)
14.Twelfth2 2/3' 
15.Fifteenth2' 
16.SesquialteraIII 
17.MixtureII 
18.Trumpet8' 
iSwell to Great  
iiChoir Sub-octave to Great  
III. Swell (Tracker - CC-f3 54 notes)
19.Bourdon16' 
20.Open Diapason8' 
21.Stopped Diapason8'metal.
22.Dulciana8'(Gamut G)
23.Principal4' 
24.Dulciana Principal4' 
25.CornetIII 
26.Dulciana MixtureIV 
27.Horn8' 
28.Hautboy8' 
29.Clarion4' 
Pedal (Tracker - CCC-f 30 notes)
30.Open Diapason16'wood.
31.Violone16' 
32.Open Diapason16'metal.
33.Principal, or Violoncello8' 
34.Posaune16' 
iiiSwell to Pedal  
ivGreat to Pedal  
vChoir to Pedal  

Organ History
1903Rebuilt by Walker
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
340-6P



List of Organists
1588Roper Blundell
1699-1704Robert Bowers (-1704)
1790-1841Ralph Banks (1762-1841)
1930-1956Harold A. Bennett (1891-1978)
1956-1977Dr Robert Ashfield (1911-2006)
1977-1994Barry Ferguson (1942-)
2008-Scott Farrell

List of Assistant Organists
, 1869Dr Joseph C. Bridge (1853-1929)
-1841Dr Henry Edmund Ford (1821-1909)
1850-1855Dr Philip Armes (1836-1908)
1865-68Alfred Alexander (1844-)
1865Sir Frederick Bridge (1844-1924)
1912-1921Alfred H. Allen
1982-1989Paul Hale
1998-2001Sean Farrell
2001-2002James Eaton
2002-2006Edmund Aldhouse
2010-Samuel Rathbone

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