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Details of Chapel Royal, St. James’ Palace, St. James’, Westminster, London, England


Organ History
1710Built by Christopher Schrider
1819Removed by
Status
Destroyed
Sources
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ”, 1877.

Organ History
1866Built by Hill
1900Modified by Hill
Status
Unknown
Sources
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists”, George Mate & Son, 1921.
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ”, 1877.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
327-6P

I. Choir ( CC-g3 56 notes)
1.Open Diapason8 
2.Dulciana8 
3.Lieblich Gedact8 
4.Gemshorn4 
5.Suabe Flute4 
6.Clarionet8 
iSwell to Choir  
II. Great ( CC-g3 56 notes)
7.Open Diapason8 
8.Cone Gamba8 
9.Stopped Diapason and Clarabella8 
10.Principal4 
11.Twelfth2 2/3 
12.Fifteenth2 
13.Mixture  
14.Trumpet8 
iiSwell to Great  
III. Swell ( CC-g3 56 notes)
15.Lieblich Bourdon16 
16.Open Diapason8 
17.Keraulophon8 
18.Stopped Diapason8 
19.Principal4 
20.Celestina4 
21.Fifteenth2 
22.Mixture  
23.Horn8 
24.Oboe8 
iiiSwell octave  
Pedal ( CCC-f 30 notes)
25.Open Diapason16 
26.Bourdon16 
27.Violon8 
ivGreat to Pedal  
vChoir to Pedal  
viSwell to Pedal  



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1660-76Christopher Gibbons (1615-1676)
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1682-95Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
1697-1704Francis Pigott (-1704)
1704-07Jeremiah Clarke (1669-1707)
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1727-55Maurice Greene (1696-1755)
1736-37Jonathan Martin (1715-1737)
1737-58John Travers (1703-1758)
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1758-79William Boyce (1710-1779)
1779-96Thomas Dupuis (1733-1796)
1780-1805Edmund Ayrton (1734-1808)
Charles Wesley (1757-1834)
1782John Stanley (1713-1786)
1783-1802Samuel Arnold (1740-1802)
1796-1822Charles Knyvett (1752-1822)
1802-36John Stafford Smith (1750-1836)
1822-67George T. Smart (1776-1867)
1836-38Thomas Attwood (1765-1838)
1838-56John Bernard Sale (1779-1856)
1856-76George Cooper (1820-1876)
1876-91Charles S. Jekyll (1842-1914)
1891-1902William Creser (1844-1933)
1902-16Walter G. Alcock (1861-1947)
1917-19Charles Harford Lloyd (1849-1919)
1919-54Stanley Roper (1878-1953)
1954-74W. Harry Gabb (1909-1995)
1957-58John Anthony Birch (1929-2012)
1974-79Timothy Farrell (1943-)
1979-2000Richard Popplewell (1935-2016)
2000-Andrew Gant (1963-)
2004-07Joseph Nolan

List of Assistant Organists
Martin Noble
1704-07William Croft (1678-1727)
Charles Stroud (1705-1726)
Jonathan Battishill (1738-1801)
1803-Charles Smith (1786-1856)
Thomas W. Henshaw (1780-1868)
1905-16Stanley Roper (1878-1953)
R. M. Armitage (1898-1954)

List of Other Organists
1817William Hawes (1785-1846)

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