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Details of Magdalen College, High Street, Oxford, England

(High Street)


Chapel (1487)

Organ History
1487Built by William Wotton
Status
Unknown

Chapel (1637)

Organ History
1637Built by Thomas Harris
1654Move
1660Move
Status
Unknown
Sources
The Musical Times - No. 733.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
21313--

Great
1.Diapason I  
2.Diapason II  
3.Principal I  
4.Principal II  
5.Fifteenth I  
6.Fifteenth II  
7.Two-and-Twentieths I  
8.Two-and-Twentieths II  
Choir
9.Stopped Diapason  
10.Principal I  
11.Principal II  
12.Recorder  
13.Fifteenth  

Chapel (1690)

Organ History
1690Renovated by Renatus Harris
1737Moved to St. Mary’s Abbey, Tewkesbury, England
Status
Unknown
Sources
The Musical Times - No. 733.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
21313--

Great
1.Diapason  
2.Stopped Diapason  
3.Principal  
4.Cedirne  
5.Great Twelfth  
6.Fifteenth  
7.FurnitureIII 
8.CymbalII 
Choir
9.Stopped Diapason  
10.Principal  
11.Flute  
12.Nason  
13.Fifteenth  

Chapel (1740)

Organ History
1740Built 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”, 1877.

Chapel (1855)

Organ History
1855Built by Gray & Davison
Status
Unknown
Sources
The Musical Times - No. 754.
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ”, 1877.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
435359T/TP

I. Choir
1.Salicional8' 
2.Gamba8' 
3.Stopped Diapason, Bass8' 
4.Concert Flute8' 
5.Octave4' 
6.Flute d’Amour4' 
7.Piccolo2' 
8.Corno di Bassetto8' 
iSwell to Choir  
II. Great
9.Open Diapason8' 
10.Open Diapason8' 
11.Stopped Diapason8' 
12.Octave4' 
13.Flute8' 
14.Twelfth2 2/3' 
15.Super-octave4' 
16.SesquialteraIII 
17.MixtureIII 
18.Posaune8' 
iiSwell to Great  
iiiChoir Sub-octave to Great  
ivSwell to Great, Sub-octave  
vSwell to Great, Super-octave  
III. Swell
19.Bourdon16' 
20.Open Diapason8' 
21.Stopped Diapason, Bass8' 
22.Clarionet Flute8' 
23.Keraulophon8' 
24.Octave4' 
25.Super-octave2' 
26.SesquialteraIII 
27.Cornopean8' 
28.Oboe8' 
29.Clarion4' 
30.Tremulant  
viSolo to Swell  
IV. Solo
31.Flute Harmonic8' 
32.Tromba8' 
Pedal
33.Grand Open Diapason16' 
34.Grand Bourdon16' 
35.Grand Octave8' 
36.Grand Trombone16' 
viiSwell to Pedal  
viiiGreat to Pedal  
ixChoir to Pedal  

Chapel

Organ History
Binns
Hele
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.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
450---

Hall

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



List of Organists
Lewis Richard
1490Richard Davies
1490William Bernard
1490-92Richard Davy (1467-1516)
1491Ralph Barton
1498-1500John Thomas
1500-02Richard Parker
1502-20George Kendall
1509John Mason
1519Robert Porret (-1550)
1523-26William Whyterton
1523-26Clement Perrot
1530-42Robert Perrot (-1550)
1539-41Thomas Appilby (1500-1562)
1542-54John Shepherd (1515-1554)
1543Thomas Preston (1500-1564)
1595-1639Richard Nicolson (1595-1639)
1639-61Arthur Phillips (1605-1695)
1661-64Theodore Coleby
1664-85Benjamin Rogers (1614-1698)
1665Edmund Slater
1685-87Francis Pigott (-1704)
1688-95Daniel Purcell (1660-1717)
1695-1734Thomas Hecht (-1734)
1734Matthew Phillips
1734-77William Hayes (1706-1777)
1777-97Philip Hayes (1738-1797)
1797-1845Walter Vicary (1770-1845)
1845-59Benjamin Blyth (1824-1883)
1860-72John Stainer (1840-1901)
Frederick Archer (1838-1901)
1872-82Walter Parratt (1841-1924)
1882-1919J. V. Roberts (1841-1920)
1919-38Haldane Campbell Stewart (1868-1942)
1938-41William Mc Kie (1901-1984)
1941-43Haldane Campbell Stewart (1868-1942)
1943-57Philip J. Taylor
1957-81Bernard Rose (1916-1996)
1981-91John Harper (1947-)
1991-2009Grayston Ives (1948-)
2009-Daniel Hyde

List of Assistant Organists
David Leigh
Walter Vicary (1770-1845)
1858-59Edward Vine Hall (1837-1909)
Ernest Prichard (1887-1945)

List of Organ Scholars
Geoffrey Morgan
Jeremy Suter
David Davies
1961-64Robert William Vincent (1941-)
Steven Grahl (1975-)