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Details of Temple Church, City of London, London, England


1688

Organ History
1688Built by Bernard Smith
Status
Rebuilt
Sources
The Musical Times 750
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ” - Robert Cosks & Co., 1877, London

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
32323--

I. Choir ( FFF-c3 61 notes)
1.Gedackt12'Waines-cott.
2.Hohlflute6'Mettle.
3.A Sadt6'Mettle.
4.Spitzflute3'Mettle.
5.A Violl and Violin12'Mettle.
6.Voice Humaine12'Mettle.
II. Great ( FFF-c3 61 notes)
7.Prestant12'Mettle.
8.Hohlflute12'Wood and mettle.
9.Principall6'Mettle.
10.Quinta4'Mettle.
11.Super-Octave3' 
12.Cornett Mettle.
13.Sesquialtera Mettle.
14.Gedackt6'Waines-cott.
15.Mixture Mettle.
16.Trumpett12'Mettle.
III. Echo ( FFF-c3 61 notes)
17.Gedackt6'Wood.
18.Sup. Octave6'Mettle.
19.Gedackt Wood.
20.Flute Mettle.
21.Cornett Mettle.
22.Sesquialtera  
23.Trumpett  

1856

Organ History
1856Rebuilt by T. J. F. Robson
1878Restored by Forster & Andrews
1896Restored by Norman & Beard
Status
Rebuilt
Sources
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ” - Robert Cosks & Co., 1877, London

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
349495T

I. Choir (Tracker CC-g3 56 notes)
1.Lieblich Bordun16' 
2.Spitzflote8' 
3.Violin Diapason8' 
4.Dulciana8' 
5.Lieblich-Gedact8' 
6.Flauto Traverso8' 
7.Gemshorn4' 
8.Violino4' 
9.Lieblich-Flote4' 
10.Flautino2' 
11.Corno di Bassetto8' 
II. Great (Tracker CC-g3 56 notes)
12.Double Diapason16' 
13.Open Diapason8' 
14.Open Diapason8' 
15.Stopped Diapason8'metal. (tenor c sharp)
16.Hohlflote8' 
17.Viol di Gamba8' 
18.Principal4' 
19.Octave4' 
20.Nason Flute4' 
21.Twelfth2 2/3' 
22.Fifteenth2' 
23.Full MixtureIII (2') 
24.Sharp MixtureV (2') 
25.Small Trumpet8' 
26.Large Trumpet4' 
27.Clarion4' 
iSwell to Great  
iiChoir sub-octave to Great  
III. Swell (Tracker CC-g3 56 notes)
28.Bourdon16' 
29.Open Diapason8' 
30.Rohr Gedact8' 
31.Principal4' 
32.Rohrflote4' 
33.MixtureIV (1 1/3') 
34.Double Bassoon16' 
35.French Horn8' 
36.Hautboy8' 
37.Clarion4' 
38.Twelfth2 2/3' 
39.Fifteenth2' 
40.Oboe8' 
41.Tremulant  
Pedal (Tracker CCC-f 30 notes)
42.Sub-Bass32'(FFFF)
43.Violoncello8' 
44.Open-Bass16' 
45.Stopped Bass16' 
46.Twelfth Bass5 1/3' 
47.Fifteenth Bass4' 
48.Violin16' 
49.Quint10 2/3' 
50.Trombone16' 
iiiChoir to Pedal  
ivGreat to Pedal  
vSwell to Pedal  

1910

Organ History
1910Rebuilt by F. Rothwell of Willesden Junction
Status
Unknown
Sources
Dictionary of Organs and Organists” - George Mate & Son, 1921
The Musical Times 816
Edmund Macrory, Q.C. and M. Muir Mackenzie - “Notes on the Temple Organ” - G. Bell & Son, 1911

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
460-12-

I. Choir (Pneumatic CC-g3 56 notes)
1.Lieblich Bordun16' Schulze
2.Open Diapason8' Rothwell
3.Flauto Traverso8' Schulze
4.Dulciana8' Bishop
5.Echo Dulciana8' Rothwell, 1899
6.Lieblich Gedact8' Rothwell
7.Spitzflote8' Smith
8.Gemshorn4' Smith
9.Lieblich Flute4' Schulze
10.Piccolo2' Rothwell
11.Orchestral Oboe8' Rothwell
12.Corno di Bassetto8' Bydfield and Robson
iSwell to Choir  
II. Great (Pneumatic CC-g3 56 notes)
13.Double Open Diapason16' Rothwell
14.Open Diapason I8' Rothwell
15.Open Diapason II8' Schulze
16.Open Diapason III8' Smith
17.Stopped Diapason8' Smith
18.Wald Flute8' Rothwell
19.Viol di Gamba8' 
20.Principal4' Smith
21.Harmonic Flute4' Rothwell
22.Nason4' Smith
23.Twelfth2 2/3' Smith
24.Fifteenth2' Smith
25.MixtureIII Smith
26.Double Trumpet16' Smith and Rothwell
27.Horn8' Rothwell
28.Trumpet4' Rothwell
29.Clarion4' 
iiSwell to Great  
iiiChoir to Great  
ivChoir Sub-Octave to Great  
vSolo to Great  
III. Swell (Pneumatic CC-g3 56 notes)
30.Bourdon16' Smith and Robson
31.Open Diapason I8' Bydfield and Schulze
32.Open Diapason II8' Rothwell
33.Salicional8' Foster & Andrews
34.Gamba8' Rothwell
35.Voix Cœlestis8' Foster & Andrews
36.Rohr Gedact8' Smith and Robson
37.Rohr Flute4' Smith
38.Principal4' Bydfield and Robson
39.Fifteenth2' Smith
40.MixtureIII Bydfield, Robson and Rothwell
41.Contra Faggoto16' Rothwell
42.Horn8' Rothwell
43.Cornopean8' Bydfield and Robson
44.Oboe8' Rothwell
45.Clarinet8' Foster & Andrews
46.Clarion4' Rothwell
47.Tremulant  
viSwell Octave  
viiSolo to Swell  
IV. Solo (Pneumatic CC-g3 56 notes)
48.Harmonic Flute8' Foster & Andrews
49.Harmonic Flute4' Foster & Andrews
50.Orchestral Trumpet8' Rothwell
51.Tuba8' Rothwell
Pedal (Pneumatic CCC-f 30 notes)
52.Sub-Bass32' Robson
53.Open Metal16' Foster & Andrews
54.Open Bass16' Foster & Andrews
55.Violone16' Schulze
56.Stopped Bass16' Robson
57.Major Bass16' Robson and Foster & Andrews
58.Bass Flute8' Robson and Rothwell
59.Violoncello8' Schulze
60.Principal8' Foster & Andrews
61.Contra Oboe16' Rothwell
62.Trombone16' Rothwell
viiiChoir to Pedal  
ixGreat to Pedal  
xSwell to Pedal  
xiSolo to Pedal  
xiiPedal Octave  



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