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

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
448-16-



List of Organists
1526-30John Taverner (1495-1545)
1530-64John Benbow
1564William Blithman (1525-1591)
1564-1605Bartholomew Lant
1605-08Leonard Major
1608-30William Stonard (-1630)
1611-13Matthew White
1630-82Edward Lowe (1610-1682)
1682-90William Husbands
1690-91Charles Husbands
1691-1718Richard Goodson (1655-1718)
1718-41Richard Goodson (1685-1741)
1741-76Richard Church (1699-1776)
1776-90Thomas Norris (1741-1790)
1790-1807William Crotch (1775-1847)
1807-25William Cross (1777-1825)
1825-46William Marshall (1806-1875)
1846Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley (1825-1889)
1846-82Charles Corfe (1814-1883)
1882-92Charles Harford Lloyd (1849-1919)
1892-1909Basil Harwood (1859-1949)
1909-26H. G. Ley (1887-1962)
1926-28Noel E. Ponsonby (1891-1928)
1928-33W. H. Harris (1883-1973)
1933-55Thomas Armstrong (1898-1994)
1955-70Sydney Watson (1903-1991)
1970-81Simon Preston (1938-)
1981-85Francis Grier (1955-)
1985-2018Stephen Darlington (1952-)
2016-Makoto James
2018-Steven Grahl (1975-)

List of Assistant Organists
1753William Walond (1719-1768)
1924-28Sidney Thomas Mayow Newman (1906-1971)
1932Ronald Woodham (1912-)
1938-40Ivor Keys (1919-)
1943-45Alec Wyton (1921-2007)
1945-49Eric Robert Taylor (1928-)
1953-55Harrison Oxley (1933-2009)
1957-61Anthony Crossland
1973-Nicholas R. Cleobury (1950-)
Francis Grier (1955-)
1986-90Simon Lawford
1990-96Stephen Farr
1996-2001David Goode (1971-)
2001-Clive Driskill-Smith (1978-)

List of Organ Scholars
1941-46Allan Wicks (1923-2010)
Philip Cranmer (1918-2006)
Gavin William Brown (1925-)
1951-53Harrison Oxley (1933-2009)
1954-57Christopher Robinson (1936-)
1957-59Michael John Smith
1959-62Roger Fisher (1936-)
1965-68Paul Morgan
1971-74Stephen Darlington (1952-)
1974-78Colin Walsh
1978-81Mark Blatchly (1960-)
1980-83Harry Bicket (1961-)
1982-85Timothy Byram-Wigfield
1986-89Laurence Cummings (1968-)
1992-95Timothy Noon
1998-2001Neil Gaston-Nash
2000-03Christian Wilson
2002-05Elizabeth Burgess
2004-07Henry Parkes
2006-09Edward Tambling
2008-11Benjamin Sheen
2009-12Michael Heighway
2011-14Ghislaine Reece-Trapp
2012-15Alexander Pott
2015-18William Wallace
2018-Ben Collyer

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