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Details of Cathedral (Anglican), College Green, City, Bristol, England

(College Green)


1685

Organ History
1685Built by Renatus Harris
c1785Choir added
1821Pedal pulldowns added
1838Pedal pipes added
Status
Unknown
Sources
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ” - Robert Cosks & Co., 1877, London

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
32323-T

Choir (Tracker GG,AA-d)
1.Stopped Diapason8' 
2.Principal4' 
3.Flute4' 
4.Fifteenth2' 
Great (Tracker GG,AA-d)
5.Open Diapason (nave)8' 
6.Open Diapason (choir)8' 
7.Stopped Diapason8' 
8.Principal4' 
9.Principal4' 
10.Twelfth2 2/3' 
11.Fifteenth2' 
12.Tierce1 3/5' 
13.SesquialteraIII 
14.Mounted CornetV 
15.Trumpet8' 
16.Clarion4' 
Echo (Tracker Fiddle G-d)
17.Open Diapason8' 
18.Stopped Diapason8' 
19.Principal4' 
20.Twelfth2 2/3' 
21.Fifteenth2' 
22.Hautboy8' 
23.Cremona8' 

1861

Organ History
1861Rebuilt by W. G. Vowles of Bristol
Status
Unknown
Sources
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ” - Robert Cosks & Co., 1877, London

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
333337T

I. Choir (Tracker GG-g3 61 notes)
1.Stopped diapason  
2.Dulciana (to Gamut G)
3.Viol di Gamba (Gamut G)
4.Flute  
5.Principal  
6.Piccolo wood.
7.Cremona (tenor c)
iSwell to Choir  
II. Great (Tracker GG-g3 61 notes)
8.Open Diapason (large scale)  
9.Open Diapason (small scale)  
10.Clarabella (gamut G)
11.Stopped Diapason  
12.Principal  
13.Principal  
14.Twelfth  
15.Fifteenth  
16.SesquialteraIV 
17.MixtureII 
18.Trumpet  
19.Clarion  
iiSwell to Great Unison  
iiiSwell to Great Octave  
III. Swell (Tracker G-g3 49 notes)
20.Double Dulciana  
21.Open Diapason  
22.Stopped diapason  
23.Harmonic Flute  
24.Principal  
25.Twelfth  
26.Fifteenth  
27.MixtureII 
28.Cornopean  
29.Trumpet  
30.Hautboy  
Pedal (Tracker CCC-f 30 notes)
31.Open Diapason wood.
32.Bourdon wood.
33.Principal metal.
ivPedals to Choir  
vPedals to Great Unison  
viPedals to Great Octave  
viiPedal Octave  

Organ History
1907Built by Walker
Status
Unknown
Sources
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists” - George Mate & Son, 1921

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
461-13P

I. Choir (Pneumatic CC-c4 61 notes)
1.Double Dulciana16'Units [Choir:DUL]
2.Open Diapason8' 
3.Stopped Diapason8' 
4.Viol di Gamba8' 
5.Dulciana8' 
6.Flute4' 
7.Gemshorn4' 
8.Piccolo2' 
9.Clarionet8' 
iSwell to Choir  
II. Great (Pneumatic CC-c4 61 notes)
10.Double Open Diapason16' 
11.Open Diapason I8' 
12.Open Diapason II8' 
13.Open Diapason III8' 
14.Stopped Diapason8' 
15.Wald Flute8' 
16.Principal I4' 
17.Principal II4' 
18.Flute4' 
19.Twelfth2 2/3' 
20.Fifteenth2' 
21.MixtureIII 
22.Double Trumpet16' 
23.Trumpet8' 
24.Clarion4' 
iiSwell to Great  
iiiChoir to Great  
ivSolo to Great  
III. Swell (Pneumatic CC-c4 61 notes)
25.Bourdon16' 
26.Horn Diapason8' 
27.Open Diapason8' 
28.Stopped Diapason8' 
29.Dulciana8' 
30.Vox Angelica8'(tenor c)
31.Principal4' 
32.Harmonic Flute4' 
33.Twelfth2 2/3' 
34.Fifteenth2' 
35.MixtureIII 
36.Contra Fagotto16' 
37.Horn8' 
38.Oboe8' 
39.Vox Humana8' 
40.Clarion4' 
vSwell Super-Octave  
viSwell Unison Off  
viiSwell Sub-Octave  
IV. Solo ( CC-c4 61 notes)
Enclosed (Pneumatic)
41.Gamba8' 
42.Voix Celeste8'(tenor c)
43.Harmonic Flute4' 
44.Clarionet8' 
45.Cor Anglais8' 
46.Orchestral Oboe8' 
Unenclosed (Pneumatic)
47.Harmonic Flute8' 
48.Tromba8' 
Pedal (Pneumatic CCC-G 32 notes)
49.Double Open Diapason32' 
50.Open Diapason (wood)16' 
51.Open Diapason (metal)16' 
52.Violone16' 
53.Contra Gamba16' 
54.Bourdon16' 
55.Dulciana16'Units [Choir:DUL]
56.Quint10 2/3' 
57.Principal8' 
58.Stopped Diapason8' 
59.Dulciana8'Units [Choir:DUL]
60.Trombone16' 
61.Trumpet8' 
viiiGreat to Pedal  
ixSwell to Pedal  
xChoir to Pedal  
xiSolo to Pedal  

UnitDivisionRankFootagePipesI. ChoirII. GreatIII. SwellIV. SoloPedal
Choir:DULChoirDulciana161616, 8



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1542John Senny
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1945-49Alwyn Surplice (1906-1977)
1949-83Clifford Harker (1912-1999)
1983-90Malcolm Archer (1952-)
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John Jenkin
Claire Hobbs
1856-60John Barrett (1837-1924)
1862-76George Riseley (1845-1932)
1865-77Daniel Wilberforce Rootham (1837-1922)
1875-76William Fear Dyer (1843-1905)
1876-98A. Ernest Hill (1861-1932)
Albert Edward New (1862-1945)
1888-92John H. Fulford (1863-)
1902Arthur Warrell (1882-1939)
Gilbert Ainsworth Sellick (1892-1961)
1920-41Geoffrey Leonard Mendham (1899-)
1980-86Martin Schellenberg
1986Anthony Pinel
1991-94Ian Ball (1968-)
1994-2001David Hobourn
2001-Paul Walton