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Details of St. Michael’s Cathedral (Old), Coventry, England

St. Michael’s (Parish Church), Coventry, England

Building History
1908Became cathedral
1940sDestroyed in WWII

Organ History
1733Built by Thomas Schwarbrook
Status
Unknown
Sources
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ” - Robert Cosks & Co., 1877, London

Organ History
1887Willis
1914Rebuilt & enlarged by Lee
1940sDestroyed WWII
Status
Destroyed
Sources
Herbert Westerby - “The Complete Organ Recitalist” - Musical Opinion, 1927, London
Dictionary of Organs and Organists” - George Mate & Son, 1921

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
454-12P



List of Organists
1749-1952Capel Bond (1730-1790)
1828-86Edward Simms (1800-1893)
1886-92A. Herbert Brewer (1865-1928)
Frederick J. Harker (1867-1952)
1892-98H. C. Perrin (1865-1953)
1898-1928Walter Hoyle (1873-)
1928Andrew Fenner (1908-1979)
1928-33Harold Rhodes (1889-1956)
1933-40Alan Stephenson (1891-1950)

List of Assistant Organists
1934-39Allan Hawthorne-Baker (1909-1977)