Organ Biography > Organs > England > Manchester > Cathedral & Collegiate Church of St. Mary, St. George & St. Denys

Details of Cathedral & Collegiate Church of St. Mary, St. George & St. Denys, Manchester, England

Building History
1847Became cathedral

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

Organ History
1730Built by Glyn & Parker
Status
Unknown
Sources
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ”, 1877.

1861

Organ History
1861Built by Nicholson
Moved to Holy Trinity, Bolton-le-Moors, England by
Status
Moved
Sources
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists”, George Mate & Son, 1921.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
341-6-

Organ History
1871Built by Hill
Status
Unknown
Sources
Herbert Westerby - “The Complete Organ Recitalist”, 1927.
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists”, 1912.
“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
451519-

I. Choir ( CC-g3 56 notes)
1.Open Diapason8 
2.Dulciana8 
3.Salicional8 
4.Stopped Diapason and Claribel8 
5.Wald Flute4 
6.Principal4 
7.Flautina2 
8.Clarionet8 
iSwell to Choir  
II. Great ( CC-g3 56 notes)
9.Double Open diapason16 
10.Open Diapason8 
11.Harmonic Flute8 
12.Gamba8 
13.Stopped Diapason8 
14.Principal4 
15.Harmonic Flute4 
16.Twelfth2 2/3 
17.Fifteenth2 
18.Full Mixture  
19.Sharp Mixture  
20.Posaune8 
21.Clarion4 
iiSwell to Great  
iiiSolo to Great  
III. Swell ( CC-g3 56 notes)
22.Lieblich Bourdon16 
23.Open Diapason8 
24.Keraulophon8 
25.Dulciana8 
26.Stopped Diapason8 
27.Principal4 
28.Dulcet4 
29.Suabe Flute4 
30.Flageolet2 
31.Dulciana Mixture  
32.Sharp Mixture  
33.Double Trumpet16 
34.Cornopean8 
35.Oboe8 
36.Clarion4 
37.Vox Humana8 
38.Tremulant  
ivSwell to Octave  
vSwell to Sub-octave  
IV. Solo ( CC-g3 56 notes)
39.Tuba Mirabilis8 
40.Harmonic Flute4 
41.Voix Céleste  
42.Orchestral Oboe8 
Pedal ( CCC-f 30 notes)
43.Double Open Diapason32 
44.Open Diapason16 
45.Open Diapason16 
46.Violon8 
47.Violon8 
48.Principal8 
49.Bourdon16 
50.Fifteenth4 
51.Trombone16 
52.Clarion8 
viSwell to Pedal  
viiChoir to Pedal  
viiiSwell to Pedal  
ixSolo to Pedal  

1910

Organ History
1910Rebuilt by Hill
1916Rebuilt by Harrison
Status
Unknown
Sources
Herbert Westerby - “The Complete Organ Recitalist”, 1927.
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists”, 1912.
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists”, George Mate & Son, 1921.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
566-17P



List of Organists
1635-37John Leigh
1637-44William Carter
1662-66William Carter
1666Peter Stringer (1617-1673)
1666-70William Turner
1670-79William Kay
1679-c1682Richard Booth
c1682-96Smith
1696-1702Edward Tetlow
1702-04James Holland
1704-14Edward Edge
1714-67Edward Betts
1767-68John Wainwright (1723-1768)
1768-75Robert Wainwright (1748-1782)
1775-82Richard Wainwright (1757-1825)
1783-1804Griffith James Cheese (1751-1804)
1804-48William Sudlow (1772-1848)
1848-69Joseph John Harris (1799-1869)
1869-75Frederick Bridge (1844-1924)
1876-1908J. Kendrick Pyne (1852-1938)
1908-19Sydney H. Nicholson (1875-1947)
1919-43A. W. Wilson (1869-1950)
1943-54Norman Cocker (1889-1953)
1954-61Allan Wicks (1923-2010)
1962-77Derrick Edward Cantrell (1926-)
1977-80Robert Vincent
1980-96Stuart Beer
1996-Christopher Stokes

List of Assistant Organists
Jeffrey Makinson
John Wainwright (1723-1768)
1831-48Joseph John Harris (1799-1869)
William Lockett (1835-1893)
Joseph C. Bridge (1853-1929)
Minton Pyne (1855-1905)
1895-96Herbert C. Morris (1872-1940)
1900-12Henry Coleman (1888-1965)
J. C. Bradshaw (1876-1950)
Arthur W. Pollitt (1878-1933)
Frank Radcliffe (1883-1922)
Harold Dawber (1885-1956)
1912-15Ernest Bullock (1890-1979)
A. W. P. Gayford (1889-1960)
1917-19A. W. Goldsborough (1892-1964)
1919-21Norman Cocker (1889-1953)
1922-23Thomas Armstrong (1898-1994)
1923-43Norman Cocker (1889-1953)
1943-46William O. Minay (1904-)
1946-Edward Fry
1950-Douglas I. Steele (1910-1999)
1961-John Wenlock Gittins
1968-70Jonathan Bielby (1944-)
1970-74Brian Hodge
1972-74John Wenlock Gittins
1975-80Strephen Drew Pinnock
1992-96Christopher Stokes
1996-99Mathew Owens
2015-Geoffrey Woollatt

List of Other Organists
John Meadow Croft (1827-1873)

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