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Details of Cathedral, St. Alban’s, England

Abbey, St. Alban’s, England

Building History
1877Became cathedral

Organ History
Built by Bernard Smith
Moved from St. Dunstan’s-in-the-East, Billingsgate, City of London, London, England by
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ”, 1877.

Organ History
1861Built by Hill
1907Restored & enlarged by Abbott & Smith
Herbert Westerby - “The Complete Organ Recitalist”, 1927.
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists”, George Mate & Son, 1921.


List of Organists
1498Robert Fairfax (1464-1521)
c1529Henry Besteney
1820-31Thomas Fowler
1831-33Edwin Nicholls
1833-37Thomas Fowler
1837-46Thomas Brooks
1846-55John Brooks
1855-58William Simmons
1858-80John Stocks Booth (1828-1879)
1880-1907George Gaffe (1849-1907)
1907-30Willie L. Luttman (1874-1930)
1918-19T. H. Croxall (1893-1958)
1930-37Cuthbert E. Osmond (1904-1937)
1936-37Kenneth F. Malcolmson (1911-)
1937-47Albert Tysoe (1884-1962)
1947-49A. Meredith Davies (1922-2005)
1951-57Peter Burton (1916-1957)
1958-78Peter Hurford (1930-2018)
1967-68Simon Preston (1938-)
1978-85Stephen Darlington (1952-)
1985-88Colin Walsh
1998-Andrew Lucas

List of Assistant Organists
1908-09John Cawley (1881-)
1913-18Alleyne Warren (1881-1945)
1921-30George C. Straker (1899-1973)
1936-39Sydney John Barlow (1919-1976)
1940-47Stanley Lord Milnes (1915-)
1945-51Frederick G. Carter (1913-)
1951-70John Henry Freeman (1908-)
Anthony Jennings (1945-1995)
1970-75Simon Lindley (1948-)
1975-76John Clough
1976-2001Andrew Parnell (1954-)
2001-08Simon Johnson
2008-Tom Winpenny

List of Organ Scholars
Alexander Woodrow (1986-)

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