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


1688

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

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
32323--

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

1856

Organ History
1856Rebuilt by T. J. F. Robson
Status
Rebuilt
Sources
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ”, 1877.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
349495-

I. Choir ( 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 ( CC-g3 56 notes)
12.Double Diapason16 
13.Open Diapason8 
14.Open Diapason8 
15.Stopped Diapason8 
16.Hohlflote8 
17.Viol di Gamba8 
18.Principal4 
19.Octave4 
20.Nason Flute4 
21.Twelfth2 2/3 
22.Fifteenth2 
23.Full Mixture2 
24.Sharp Mixture2 
25.Small Trumpet8 
26.Large Trumpet4 
27.Clarion4 
iSwell to Great  
iiChoir sub-octave to Great  
III. Swell ( CC-g3 56 notes)
28.Bourdon16 
29.Open Diapason8 
30.Rohr Gedact8 
31.Principal4 
32.Rohrflote4 
33.Mixture1 1/3 
34.Double Bassoon16 
35.French Horn8 
36.Hautboy8 
37.Clarion4 
38.Twelfth2 2/3 
39.Fifteenth2 
40.Oboe8 
41.Tremulant  
Pedal ( CCC-f 30 notes)
42.Sub-Bass32 
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  

Organ History
Restored by Forster & Andrews
Restored by Norman & Beard
Status
Unknown
Sources
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists”, George Mate & Son, 1921.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
460-12-



List of Organists
1688-1704Francis Pigott (-1704)
1704-37J. Pigott (-1762)
1729-34Obadiah Shuttleworth (1675-1735)
1734-86John Stanley (1713-1786)
1737-49James Vincent (-1749)
1749-96John Jones (1728-1796)
1786-1810Richard Stevens (1757-1837)
1796-1814Emily Dowding
1814-26George Price (-1826)
1826-43George Warne (1792-1868)
1843-98E. J. Hopkins (1818-1901)
1898-1923H. Walford Davies (1869-1941)
1919-81George Thalben-Ball (1896-1987)
1981-97John Anthony Birch (1929-2012)
1997-2006Stephen Layton (1966-)
2007-James Vivian (1974-)
2013-Roger Sayer

List of Assistant Organists
George Ebenezer Williams (1783-1819)
Munro Davison (1865-1943)
Joseph Soar (1878-1971)
W. H. Harris (1883-1973)
Harold Darke (1888-1976)
Scott Goddard (1895-1965)
1982-Ian le Grice (1946-)

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