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Details of Cathedral, Durham, England


1683

Organ History
1683Built by Bernard Smith
Status
Unknown
Sources
Herbert Westerby - “The Complete Organ Recitalist”, 1927.
“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
1880Restored by
1909Restored by
Status
Unknown
Sources
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ”, 1877.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
455559-

I. Choir ( CC-a3 58 notes)
1.Lieblich Gedact16 
2.Lieblich Gedact8 
3.Salicional8 
4.Vox Angelica8 
5.Flauto Traverso8 
6.Lieblich Gedact8 
7.Gemshorn4 
8.Flauto Traverso4 
9.Corno di Bassetto8 
II. Great ( CC-a3 58 notes)
10.Open Diapason16 
11.Open Diapason (large)8 
12.Open Diapason (small)8 
13.Gamba (throughout)8 
14.Stopped Diapason8 
15.Claribel Flute8 
16.Octave4 
17.Harmonic Flute4 
18.Twelfth2 2/3 
19.Fifteenth2 
20.Piccolo2 
21.Mixture  
22.Double Trumpet16 
23.Cornopean8 
24.Clarion4 
iSwell to Great, Unison  
iiSwell Octave to Great, Octave  
iiiSwell to Great, Sub-octave  
ivChoir to Great  
vSolo to Great  
III. Swell ( CC-a3 58 notes)
25.Double Diapason16 
26.Open Diapason8 
27.Open Diapason (small)8 
28.Viol d’Amour8 
29.Lieblich Gedact8 
30.Octave4 
31.Harmonic Flute4 
32.Fifteenth2 
33.Piccolo2 
34.Mixture  
35.Contra Fagotto16 
36.Trumpet8 
37.Oboe8 
38.Vox Humana8 
39.Clarion4 
40.Tremulant  
IV. Solo ( CC-a3 58 notes)
41.Harmonic Flute8 
42.Orchestral Oboe8 
43.Corno di Bassetto8 
44.Tuba8 
45.Concert Harmonic Flute4 
46.Clarion4 
Pedal ( CCC-F 30 notes)
47.Open Diapason32 
48.Open Diapason16 
49.Open Diapason16 
50.Violon16 
51.Bourdon16 
52.Octave8 
53.Flute8 
54.Mixture  
55.Posaune16 
56.Cornopean8 
viSolo to Pedal  
viiSwell to Pedal  
viiiGreat to Pedal  
ixChoir to Pedal  

1905

Organ History
1905Rebuilt & enlarged by Harrison
Status
Unknown
Sources
Herbert Westerby - “The Complete Organ Recitalist”, 1927.
“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
473-17EP



List of Organists
1557-76John Brimley (1502-1576)
1576-87William Browne
1599-c1609William Browne
1612-13Dodson
1661-77John Foster (-1677)
1681-1710William Greggs (-1710)
1763-1811Thomas Ebdon (1738-1811)
1811-13Charles E. J. Clarke (1795-1844)
1862-1907Philip Armes (1836-1908)
1933-36J. Dykes Bower (1905-1981)
1936-74Conrad Eden (1905-1994)
1974-85Richard Lloyd (1933-)
1985-2017James Lancelot (1952-)
2019-Joseph Beech

List of Assistant Organists
Ralph Banks (1762-1841)
Thomas Wright (1763-1829)
John Bacchus Dykes (1823-1876)
-1850John M. W. Young (1822-1897)
Thomas H. Collinson (1858-1928)
1895-1903J. Lionel Bennett (1867-1934)
1903-18William Ellis (1868-)
1918-19Basil Maine (1894-1972)
1968-72Bruce Richard Cash (1947-)
1973-80Alan Thurlow (1947-)
199-68Cyril Beaumont Maude (1892-1968)
1991-2011Keith Wright

List of Organ Scholars
1999Daniel Hyde
2000-03James Davy
2003-05Christopher Totney
2005Christopher Ouvry-Johns
2006Toby Moschard
2008Joseph Causby
2014-17Jonathan Allsopp
2017-Imogen Morgan
2018-Oliver Morrell

List of Other Organists
2009-11Oliver Brett
2011-15Ratnanayagam
2016-18Jason Lowe

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