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Details of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, England


1680

Organ History
1680Built 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.

1870

Organ History
1870Built by Gray & Davison
Status
Unknown
Sources
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ”, 1877.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
328285-

I. Choir ( CC-g3 56 notes)
1.Dulciana8 
2.Stopped Diapason8 
3.Principal4 
4.Flute4 
5.Cremona8 
iSwell to Choir  
II. Great ( CC-g3 56 notes)
6.Open Diapason8 
7.Open Diapason8 
8.Stopped Diapason8 
9.Principal4 
10.Twelfth2 2/3 
11.Fifteenth2 
12.Sesquialtera  
13.Mixture  
14.Trumpet8 
iiSwell to Great  
III. Swell ( CC-g3 56 notes)
15.Double Diapason16 
16.Open Diapason8 
17.Keraulophon8 
18.Stopped Diapason8 
19.Principal4 
20.Fifteenth2 
21.Mixture  
22.Cornopean8 
23.Oboe8 
24.Clarion4 
Pedal ( CCC-f 30 notes)
25.Grand Open Diapason16 
26.Grand Bourdon16 
27.Grand Principal8 
28.Grand Trombone16 
iiiSwell to Pedal  
ivChoir to Pedal  
vGreat to Pedal  

1884

Organ History
1884Rebuilt by Willis
1910Rebuilt by Willis
Status
Unknown
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.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
440-10P

1922

Organ History
1922 by Harrison
Status
Unknown
Sources
Herbert Westerby - “The Complete Organ Recitalist”, 1927.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
448-16-



List of Organists
1526-1530John Taverner (1495-1545)
1530-1564John Benbow
1564William Blithman (1525-1591)
1564-1605Bartholomew Lant
1741-76Richard Church (1699-1776)
1776-1790Thomas Norris (1741-1790)
1846Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley (1825-1889)
1892-1909Basil Harwood (1859-1949)
1928-1933W. H. Harris (1883-1973)
1933-1955Thomas Armstrong (1898-1994)
1955-1970Sydney Watson (1903-1991)
1985-Stephen Darlington

List of Assistant Organists
1924-1928Sidney Thomas Mayow Newman (1906-1971)
1945-1949Eric Robert Taylor (1928-)
1953-1955Harrison Oxley (1933-2009)
1986-1990Simon Lawford
1990-1996Stephen Farr

List of Organ Scholars
Stephen Darlington
Timothy Noon
Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Gavin William Brown (1925-)
Roger Fisher (1936-)
1951Harrison Oxley (1933-2009)

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