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Details of Oratory, Brompton, Kensington, London, England

Building History
1880Tempory iron building
1884New building finished

Tempory organ

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

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
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Organ History
1857Built by Bishop & Starr
1880Moved to storage by Bishop & Starr
1884Installed in new building by Bishop & Starr
Status
Rebuilt
Sources
The National Pipe Organ Register.
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ”, 1877.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
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I. Choir ( CC-a3 58 notes)
1.Bourdon16 
2.Sub-Dulciana16 
3.Open Diapason8 
4.Dulciana8 
5.Stopped Diapason8 
6.Metallic Flute8 
7.Viol di Gamba8 
8.Principal4 
9.German Flute4 
10.Hohl flute4 
11.Fifteenth2 
12.Piccolo2 
13.Dulciana mixture  
14.Bassoon8 
15.Bassoon8 
16.Cremona8 
iSwell to Choir  
II. Great ( CC-a3 58 notes)
17.Sub Open Diapason16 
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.Sesquialtera  
29.Mixture  
30.Posaune8 
31.Clarion4 
iiSolo to Great  
iiiSwell to Great  
ivChoir to Great  
III. Swell ( CC-a3 58 notes)
32.Double Diapason16 
33.Bell Diapason8 
34.Salicional8 
35.Stopped clarionette Flute8 
36.Principal8 
37.Keraulophon4 
38.Fifteenth2 
39.Sesquialtera  
40.Mixture  
41.Contra Fagotto16 
42.Cornopean8 
43.Hautboy8 
44.Clarion4 
45.Tremulant  
vSolo to Swell  
IV. Solo ( CC-a3 58 notes)
46.Tuba8 
47.Flute Harmonique8 
48.Octave Tuba4 
Pedal ( CCC-e 29 notes)
49.spare32 
50.Open Diapason16 
51.Open Diapason16 
52.Violon16 
53.Bourdon16 
54.Principal8 
55.Stopped flute8 
56.Fifteenth4 
57.Sesquialtera  
58.Mixture  
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”, 1927.
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists”, George Mate & Son, 1921.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
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List of Organists
35 yearsWilliam Pitts (1829-)
-1893Ernest Kiver (1864-1945)
1893-1935Arthur Barclay (1869-1943)
1936-77Ralph Downes (1904-1993)
1977-99Patrick Russill
1999-2011John Mc Greal
2011-Matthew Martin (1976-)

List of Assistant Organists
1943-45Alan Hooper (1922-)
Neil Wright (1956-)

List of Organ Scholars
Joseph Beech (1994-)

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