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Details of Brompton Oratory, Brompton Road, Kensington, London, England

(Brompton Road)

Building History
1880Tempory iron building
1884New building finished

Tempory organ

Organ History
1880Built by Bishop
1885Moved to St. Patrick’s (R.C.) Cathedral, Wyndham Street, Auckland, New Zealand
Status
Moved
Sources
The National Pipe Organ Register

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Organ History
1858Built by Bishop & Starr
1880Moved to storage by Bishop & Starr
1884Installed in new building by Bishop & Starr
Status
Rebuilt
Sources
The Musical Times 183
The National Pipe Organ Register
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ” - Robert Cocks & Co., 1877, London

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I. Choir (Tracker CC-a3 58 notes)
1.Bourdon (bass)16' 
2.Sub-Dulciana (tenor)16' 
3.Open Diapason (tenor)8' 
4.Dulciana8' 
5.Stopped Diapason (bass)8' 
6.Metallic Flute (tenor)8' 
7.Viol di Gamba (tenor)8' 
8.Principal4' 
9.German Flute4' 
10.Hohl flute4' 
11.Fifteenth2' 
12.Piccolo2' 
13.Dulciana mixtureIII 
14.Bassoon (bass)8' 
15.Bassoon (tenor)8' 
16.Cremona (tenor)8' 
iSwell to Choir  
II. Great (Tracker CC-a3 58 notes)
17.Sub Open Diapason16'metal.
18.Open Diapason8' 
19.Bell Diapason8' 
20.Clarabella8' 
21.Stop Diapason8' 
22.Principal4' 
23.Wald Flute4' 
24.Harmonic Flute8' 
25.Twelfth2 2/3' 
26.Fifteenth2' 
27.Block Flute2' 
28.SesquialteraIV 
29.MixtureIII 
30.Posaune8' 
31.Clarion4' 
iiSolo to Great  
iiiSwell to Great  
ivChoir to Great  
III. Swell (Tracker CC-a3 58 notes)
32.Double Diapason16' 
33.Bell Diapason8' 
34.Salicional8' 
35.Stopped clarionette Flute8' 
36.Principal8' 
37.Keraulophon4' 
38.Fifteenth2' 
39.SesquialteraIII 
40.MixtureIII 
41.Contra Fagotto16' 
42.Cornopean8' 
43.Hautboy8' 
44.Clarion4' 
45.Tremulant  
vSolo to Swell  
IV. Solo (Tracker CC-a3 58 notes)
46.Tuba8' 
47.Flute Harmonique8' 
48.Octave Tuba4'prepared  
Pedal (Tracker CCC-e 29 notes)
49.spare32'prepared  
50.Open Diapason16'metal.
51.Open Diapason16'wood.
52.Violon16' 
53.Bourdon16' 
54.Principal8' 
55.Stopped flute8' 
56.Fifteenth4' 
57.SesquialteraII 
58.MixtureII 
59.Bombardone16' 
60.Clarion8' 
viSolo to Pedal  
viiSwell to Pedal  
viiiGreat to Pedal  
ixChoir to Pedal  
xPedal octave  

Organ History
1904Rebuilt by Walker
1914Rebuilt by Walker
Status
Unknown
Sources
Herbert Westerby - “The Complete Organ Recitalist” - Musical Opinion, 1927, London
Dictionary of Organs and Organists” - George Mate & Son, 1921

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List of Organists
35 yearsWilliam Pitts (1829-)
1882-93Thomas Wingham (1846-1893)
-1893Ernest Kiver (1864-1945)
1893-1935Arthur Barclay (1869-1943)
1899-1935Edward d’Evry (1869-1950)
1936-77Ralph Downes (1904-1993)
1977-99Patrick Russill
1999-2011John Mc Greal
2011-Matthew Martin (1976-)

List of Assistant Organists
1893-99Edward d’Evry (1869-1950)
1943-45Alan Hooper (1922-)
Neil Wright (1956-)

List of Organ Scholars
Joseph Beech (1994-)