The Specification of the Cathedral Organ

Salisbury, England


1710

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


1792

Organ History
1792Built by Green
1876Moved to St. Thomas-of-Canterbury’s, Salisbury, England
Status
Unknown
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.


1876

Organ History
1876Built by Willis
Status
Unknown
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 - CC-a3 58 notes)
1.Lieblich Gedact16'metal.
2.Lieblich Gedact8'metal.
3.Lieblich Gedact4'metal.
4.Flute Harmonique8'metal.
5.Flute Harmonique4'metal.
6.Salicional8'metal.
7.Gemshorn4'metal.
8.Flageolet2'metal.
9.Corno di Bassetto8'metal.
10.Cor Anglais8'metal.
II. Great (Tracker-pneumatic - CC-a3 58 notes)
11.Double Open Diapason16'metal.
12.Open Diapason, large8'metal.
13.Open Diapason, small8'metal.
14.Stopped Diapason8'metal.
15.Claribel Flute, closed, Bass8'wood.
16.Principal4'metal.
17.Flute Harmonique4'metal.
18.Twelfth2 2/3'metal.
19.Fifteenth2'metal.
20.Piccolo2'metal.
21.Mixture, fullIV (2')metal.
22.Double Trumpet8'metal.
23.Cornopean8'metal.
24.Clarion4'metal.
iSwell to Great, Unison  
iiSwell to Great, Super-octave  
iiiSwell to Great, Sub-octave  
ivSolo to Great  
vChoir to Great  
III. Swell (Tracker - CC-a3 58 notes)
25.Contra Gamba16'metal.
26.Viol di Gamba8'metal.
27.Open Diapason8'metal.
28.Lieblich Gedact8'metal.
29.Vox Angelica8'metal. (to tenor c) undulating
30.Octave4'metal.
31.Flute Harmonique4'metal.
32.Super-octave2'metal.
33.MixtureIVmetal.
34.Contra Fagotto16'metal.
35.Trumpet8'metal.
36.Hautboy8'metal.
37.Clarion4'metal.
38.Vox Humana8'metal.
39.Tremulant to Vox Humana  
IV. Solo (Tracker - CC-a3 58 notes)
40.Flute Harmonique8'metal.
41.Flute Harmonique4'metal.
42.Orchestral Oboe8'metal.
43.Tuba8'metal.
44.Corno di Bassetto8'metal.
45.Clarion4'metal.
Pedal (Tracker - CCC-f 30 notes)
46.Double Open Diapason32'metal.
47.Open Diapason16'metal.
48.Violone16'metal.
49.Bourdon16'wood.
50.Octave8'metal.
51.Open Diapason16'wood.
52.Flute Open8'wood.
53.MixtureIVmetal.
54.Contra Posaune32'wood.
55.Ophicleide16'metal.
56.Clarion8'metal.
viSolo to Pedal  
viiSwell to Pedal  
viiiGreat to Pedal  
ixChoir to Pedal  

1900

Organ History
1900Restored by Willis
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
1463John Kegewyn
1558-59Beckwyth
1561-62Robert Chamberlayne
1587-1592John Farrant
1592-98Richard Fuller
1598-1618John Farrant (1575-1818)
1688-1692Peter Isaac (-1694)
1700-1717Anthony Walkeley (1672-1717)
1781-1792Robert Parry
1916-1947Sir Walter G. Alcock (1861-1947)
1947-1950Dr John Charles Stirling Forster (1915-)
1985-2005David Halls
2005-David Halls

List of Assistant Organists
1886-89G. Street Chignell (1870-1955)
1917-1927Cuthbert E. Osmond (1904-1937)
1947-50John Foster
1978-1985Colin Walsh
2012-John Challenger
Aaron U. Hayter (1799-1873)
Stephen Jeffries (1662-1712)

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