The Specification of the Cathedral Organ

St. Alban’s, England

Organ History
 Built by Bernard Smith
 Moved from St. Dunstan’s-in-the-East, Billingsgate, City of London, London, England
Information Source
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ”, 1877.

Organ History
1861Built by Hill
1907Restored & enlarged by Abbott & Smith
Information Sources
Herbert Westerby - “The Complete Organ Recitalist”, 1927.
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists”, George Mate & Son, 1921.


List of Organists
1498Dr Robert Fairfax (1464-1521)
c1529Henry Besteney
1820-1831Thomas Fowler
1831-1833Edwin Nicholls
1833-1837Thomas Fowler
1837-1846Thomas Brooks
1846-1855John Brooks
1858-1880John Stocks Booth (1828-1879)
1930-1937Cuthbert E. Osmond (1904-1937)
1947-1949A. Meredith Davies (1922-2005)
1951-1957Peter Burton (1916-1957)
1978-1985Stephen Darlington
1985-1988Colin Walsh

List of Assistant Organists
1908-1909John Cawley (1881-)
1913-1918Alleyne Warren (1881-1945)
1936-1939Sydney John Barlow (1919-1976)
1945-1951Frederick G. Carter (1913-)
1951-1970John Henry Freeman (1908-)
1976-2001Andrew Parnell (1954-)
2001-2008Simon Johnson

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