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Details of Cathedral, Wells, England


Organ History
1664Rebuilt by Robert Taunton
1664Rebuilt by Bernard Smith
1786Rebuilt by Green
1830Inlarged, added pedal by Smith of Bristol
1857Rebuilt by Willis
Status
Unknown
Sources
Herbert Westerby - “The Complete Organ Recitalist”, 1927.
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists”, 1912.
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ”, 1877.

1875

Organ History
1875Built by Willis
1891Restored by Willis
Status
Unknown
Sources
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ”, 1877.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
339395-

I. Choir ( CC-g3 56 notes)
1.Double Diapason16 
2.Open Diapason8 
3.Dulciana8 
4.Stopped Diapason8 
5.Principal4  
6.Flute Harmonique4 
7.Piccolo Harmonique2 
8.Clarinet and Corno di Bassetto8 
9.Oboe (Orchestral)8 
II. Great ( CC-g3 56 notes)
10.Double Diapason16 
11.Open Diapason8 
12.Open Diapason8 
13.Stopped Diapason8 
14.Principal4 
15.Principal4 
16.Twelfth2 2/3 
17.Fifteenth2 
18.Sesquialtera  
19.Mixture  
20.Posaune16 
21.Trombone8 
22.Clarion4 
iSwell to Great  
iiChoir to Great  
III. Swell ( CC-g3 56 notes)
23.Double Diapason and Dulciana16 
24.Open Diapason8 
25.Stopped Diapason8 
26.Principal4 
27.Fifteenth2 
28.Echo Cornet  
29.Contra Fagotto16 
30.Trumpet8 
31.Hautboy8 
32.Clarion4 
Pedal ( CCC-f 30 notes)
33.Double Diapason16 
34.Violone, Open16 
35.Principal8 
36.Fifteenth4 
37.Mixture  
38.Trombone8 
39.Posaune16 
iiiSwell to Pedal  
ivGreat to Pedal  
vChoir to Pedal  

1909

Organ History
1909Rebuilt & enlarged by Harrison
Status
Unknown
Sources
Herbert Westerby - “The Complete Organ Recitalist”, 1927.
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists”, 1912.
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ”, 1877.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
455-21P/EP



List of Organists
1416-18Walter Bagele
1421-22Robert Cator
1428-31John Marshal
1437-62John Marshal
1447-97Henry Abyngdon (1418-1497)
1461-62Richard Hygons (-1509)
1479-1507Richard Hygons (-1509)
1487Richard Hugo
1507-08Richard Bramston
1508John Clansay
1508-09John Clausy
c1509-1546John Gye
1514William Mylwhard
1515-31Richard Bramston
1534-38John Smyth
1556-57John Marker
1558Robert Awman
1559-62William Lyde
1562-67Thomas Tanner
1568-78Matthew Nailer
1578-88Elway Bevin (1564-1638)
1588-John Clerk
1594-99John Farrant
1600Thomas Hunt
1608-13James Weare
1614-19Richard Browne
1614-19Richard Brown (-1664)
1619-40John Oker
1660-63John Oker
1663-74John Brown (-1674)
1674Henry Hall (1655-1707)
1674-88John Jackson (-1688)
1688-89Robert Hodge (-1709)
1690-1712John George
1713-26William Broderip (1683-1726)
c1720Edmund Broderip
1726Joseph Millard
1727-40William Evans (-1740)
1740-41Jacob Nickells
1741-74John Broderip (1719-1785)
1771-74Peter Parfitt
1774-81Robert Parry
1781-1819Dodd Perkins (1750-1820)
1819-60William Perkins (-1860)
1860-95Charles Williams Lavington (1819-1895)
1894C. H. Moody (1874-1965)
1895-99Percy C. Buck (1871-1947)
1899-1933Thomas H. Davis (1867-)
1933-36Conrad Eden (1905-1994)
1971-96Anthony Crossland
1996-2004Malcolm Archer (1952-)
2005-19Mathew Owens
2019-Jeremy Cole
2019-Joshua Stephens

List of Assistant Organists
Alfred Angel (1816-1876)
1842-59Charles Williams Lavington (1819-1895)
W. J. Bown (1847-1936)
c1880Frederick Joseph W. Crowe (1862-1931)
1894-95C. H. Moody (1874-1965)
1896F. W. Hek (1869-1954)
1904-06R. J. Maddern-Williams (1885-1955)
1908F. P. Wheeldon
Frank B. Porkess (1885-1968)
1921-25Marmaduke P. Conway (1885-1961)
1927-33Conrad Eden (1905-1994)
1932-Martindale Sidwell (1916-1998)
1961-70Anthony Crossland
1977-83David Cooper (1949-)
1983-90Christopher Brayne
1990-94Andrew Nethsingha (1968-)
1990-94Colin Hunt
1994-2005Rupert Gough
2004-05Rupert Gough
2005-07David Bednall (1979-)
2007-17Jonathan Vaughn (1981-)
2017-19Jeremy Cole
2018Joshua Stephens
2019-Rupert Gough

List of Organ Scholars
David Terry (1975-)
2002-04David Bednall (1979-)
2004-06Ben Lewis-Smith
2006Samuel Hudson
2009Oliver Walker
2010Stephen Buzard
2011Sachin Gunga
2012Owain Park (1993-)
2012-14William Fox
2013Jeremy Woodside
2014Nicholas Freestone
2015Brian Anderson
2016James Kealey
2016-18Nicholas Tall
2017Joshua Stephens
2018Harrison Cole

List of Other Organists
2019-David Stevens (1984-)

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