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Details of Cathedral, Bristol, England


1685

Organ History
1685Built by Renatus Harris
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
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”, 1877.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
333337-

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

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

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
461-13P



List of Organists
1542John Senny
1542Thomas Denny
1542-46Thomas Sennes
1546-52Humphrey Walley
1552-62Walter Gleson
1563-65John Palmer
1570-71John Farrant
1578Humphrey Bussell
1578-79Giles Painter
1588-1637Elway Bevin (1564-1638)
1638-39Arthur Phillips (1605-1695)
1640-68Thomas Deane
1669-82Paul Heath
1687-1701Joseph Gibson
1701-10Stephen Jefferies
1711-34Nathaniel Priest
1735-56James Morley
1756-59George Combes (-1769)
1759-65Edward Higgins (-1769)
1765-69George Combes (-1769)
1769-73Edward Rooke (-1773)
1773-77Samuel Mineard
1778-81Richard Langdon (1730-1803)
1781-1802Rice Wasbrough (1748-1802)
1802-07Joseph Kemp (1778-1824)
1809-25John Wasbrough (1772-1825)
1825-76John Davies Corfe (1804-1876)
1876-98George Riseley (1845-1932)
1885A. Herbert Brewer (1865-1928)
1899-1901Percy C. Buck (1871-1947)
1901-45Hubert W. Hunt (1865-1945)
1945-49Alwyn Surplice (1906-1977)
1949-83Clifford Harker (1912-1999)
1983-90Malcolm Archer (1952-)
1990-98Christopher Brayne
1998-Mark Lee

List of Assistant Organists
John Jenkin
Lionel J. Pike
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

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