The Specification of the Minster Organ

York, England


Organ History
1770Built by Green
1803Restored by Samuel Green
1815Moved to St. Peter’s, Nottingham, England
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.


Main Organ (1829)

Organ History
1829Built by Elliot & Hill
1863Rebuilt by Hill
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.

I. Choir (Tracker - CC-g3 56 notes)
1.Gedact16'wood.
2.Open Diapason8'metal.
3.Dulciana8'metal.
4.Stopped Diapason8'metal.
5.Gemshorn4' 
6.Wald Flute4'wood.
7.Fifteenth2'metal.
8.MixtureII 
9.Clarionet8' 
iSwell to Choir  
II. Great (Tracker - CC-g3 56 notes)
10.Double Open Diapason16'metal.
11.Gedact16'wood.
12.Open Diapason, East8'metal.
13.Open Diapason, West8'metal.
14.Open Diapason, No. 38'metal.
15.Gamba8'metal.
16.Stopped Diapason8'wood.
17.Quint5 1/3' 
18.Octave4' 
19.Octave4' 
20.Open Diapason8' 
21.Harmonic Flute4' 
22.Twelfth3'metal.
23.Fifteenth2'metal.
24.Octave Flute2'wood.
25.Full MixtureIV 
26.Sharp MixtureIII 
27.Tierce MixtureIII 
28.CornetIV 
29.GlockenspielII 
30.Double Trumpet16'metal.
31.Posaune8'metal.
32.Trumpet8'metal.
33.Clarion4'metal.
iiSwell to Great  
iiiSolo to Great  
ivSwell to Great  
III. Swell (Tracker - CC-g3 56 notes)
34.Bourdon16'wood.
35.Open Diapason,8'metal.
36.Dulciana8'metal.
37.Stopped Diapason8'metal.
38.Octave8'metal.
39.Fifteenth2'metal.
40.Full MixtureIII 
41.Dulciana MixtureIII 
42.Double Bassoon16' 
43.Horn8' 
44.Trumpet8' 
45.Oboe8' 
46.Vox Humana8' 
47.Clarion4' 
48.Tremulant  
IV. Solo (Tracker - CC-g3 56 notes)
49.Tuba16'metal.
50.Tuba8'metal.
51.Harmonic Flute4' 
Pedal (Tracker - CCC-f 30 notes)
52.Double Open Diapason32'wood.
53.Double Open Diapason32'metal.
54.Open Diapason16'wood.
55.Sub-Bass16'wood.
56.Open Diapason16'metal.
57.Violone16'wood.
58.Bourdon16' 
59.Quint (Stopped)10 2/3' 
60.Octave8'metal.
61.Octave Bass8'wood.
62.Flute Bass8'wood.
63.Twelfth4'wood.
64.Fifteenth4'wood.
65.MixtureV (3 1/5') 
66.Sackbut32'wood.
67.Trombone16'metal.
68.Bassoon16'metal.
69.Clarion8'metal.
70.Octave Clarion4' 
vGreat to Pedals  
viSwell to Pedals  
viiChoir to Pedals  

Main Organ (1903)

Organ History
1903Rebuilt by Walker
1916Rebuilt & enlarged by Harrison
Status
Unkown
Information Sources
Herbert Westerby - “The Complete Organ Recitalist”, 1927.
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists”, George Mate & Son, 1921.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
470-13P

Nave Organ (1863)

Organ History
1863Built by Hill & Son
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-a3 58 notes)
1.Cone Gamba16'metal.
2.Dulciana8'metal. (temor c)
3.Lieblich Gedact8'wood.
4.Gemshorn4'metal.
5.Lieblich Flote4'wood.
6.Piccolo2'wood.
7.Clarionet8'(tenor c)
II. Great (Tracker - CC-a3 58 notes)
8.Bourdon16'wood.
9.Open Diapason, No. 18' 
10.Open Diapason, No. 28' 
11.Stopped Diapason8'wood.
12.Octave4'metal.
13.Harmonic Flute4'metal.
14.Twelfth2 2/3'metal.
15.Fifteenth2'metal.
16.MixtureIV (1 1/3')metal.
17.Posaune8'metal.
18.Clarion4'metal.
iSwell to Great  
iiSwell Sub-octave to Great  
iiiChoir to Great  
III. Swell (Tracker - CC-a3 58 notes)
19.Bourdon16'wood.
20.Open Diapason8'metal.
21.Stopped Diapason8' 
22.Octave4' 
23.Fifteenth2' 
24.MixtureIV (1 1/3') 
25.Corno8' 
26.Oboe8' 
27.Clarion4' 
Pedal (Tracker - CCC-f 30 notes)
28.Open Diapason16'wood.
29.Sub-bass16'wood.
30.Violone16'wood.
31.Octave8'metal.
32.Fifteenth4'metal.
33.Trombone16'wood.
ivGreat to Pedals  
vChoir to Pedals  
viSwell to Pedals  



List of Organists
1475-1481John Austan
1510-1521John Usher
1598-1604Cuthbert Byas
1607-1616William Browne
1662-c1691J. Charles
1691-1711Thomas Wanless (-1721)
1715Charles Burgatroyd
1721-1722William Davies
1722-1727Charles Quarles (-1727)
1728-1735Edward Salisbury
1735-1756Dr James Nares (1715-1783)
1756-1803John Camidge (1735-1803)
1803-42Matthew Camidge (1764-1844)
1842-1858Dr John Camidge (1790-1859)
1883-1897Dr John Naylor (1838-1897)
1898-1913Dr T. Tertius Noble (1867-1953)
1913-1946Sir Edward Bairstow (1874-1946)
1946-1983Dr Francis Jackson (1917-)

List of Assistant Organists
-1803Matthew Camidge (1764-1844)
-1878Edward Johnson
-1901F. Flaxington Harker (1876-1936)
1848-1859Thomas Simpson Camidge (1828-1912)
c1876-1880Dr Edward J. Bellerby (1858-1940)
1890-1891T. W. Hanforth (1867-1948)
1891-1892Charles Legh Naylor (1869-1945)
1902-1906Edwin Fairbourn (1880-1970)
1913-1923Harold A. Bennett (1891-1978)
1929-1946Owen P. Franklin (1905-1979)
1946Dr Francis Jackson (1917-)
1954-1957Eric Parsons

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