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Details of Cathedral, Ely, England


Organ History
Built 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” - Robert Cosks & Co., 1877, London

1851

Organ History
1851Built by Hill
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
332324T

I. Choir (Tracker CC-f3 54 notes)
1.Open Diapason8' 
2.Clarabella8' 
3.Stopped Diapason8' 
4.Octave4' 
5.Flute4' 
6.Super-octave4' 
7.Cremona8' 
II. Great (Tracker CC-f3 54 notes)
8.Double Diapason16' 
9.Open Diapason8' 
10.Open Diapason8' 
11.Stopped Diapason8' 
12.Quint5 1/3' 
13.Octave4' 
14.Octave Quint2 2/3' 
15.Super-octave4' 
16.SesquialteraIII 
17.MixtureIII 
18.Posaune16' 
19.Trumpet8' 
20.Clarion4' 
iSwell to Great  
iiChoir to Great  
III. Swell (Tracker CC-f3 54 notes)
21.Double Diapason16' 
22.Open Diapason8' 
23.Stopped Diapason8' 
24.Octave4' 
25.Trumpet8' 
26.Hautboy8' 
Pedal (Tracker CCC-f 30 notes)
27.Open (wood)16' 
28.Open (metal)16' 
29.Octave8' 
30.Super-octave4' 
31.SesquialteraIII 
32.Trombone16' 
iiiPedals to Great  
ivPedals to Choir  

1908

Organ History
1908Harrison
Status
Unknown
Sources
Herbert Westerby - “The Complete Organ Recitalist” - Musical Opinion, 1927, London
Dictionary of Organs and Organists” - H. Logan & Co., 1912, Bournemouth
Dictionary of Organs and Organists” - George Mate & Son, 1921
The Musical Times 789

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
4685615P/EP

I. Choir (Electro-pneumatic CC-c4 61 notes)
1.Double Salicional16'Units [CH:SL]
2.Open Diapason8' 
3.Gedeckt8' 
4.Salicional8' 
5.Dulciana8' 
6.Flute Traverso4' 
7.Salicet4' 
8.Dulcet4' 
9.Dulciana MixtureIII [12-19-22]  
iSwell to Choir  
iiSolo to Choir  
II. Great (Pneumatic CC-c4 61 notes)
10.Sub-Bourdon32'Units [GT:BD]
11.Contra Clarabella16'Units [PD:SB (CC-D#)]
12.Gross Geigen16' 
13.Open Diapason I8' 
14.Open Diapason II16'Units [PD:OD (CC-E)]
15.Open Diapason III8' 
16.Geigen8' 
17.Hohl Flöte8' 
18.Quint5 1/3' 
19.Octave4' 
20.Geigen Principal4' 
21.Wald Flöte4' 
22.Octave Quint2 2/3' 
23.Super-octave4' 
24.HarmonicsV [10-17-19-21-22]  
25.MixtureV [15-19-22-26-29]  
Reeds (Pneumatic)
26.Trombone16' 
27.Tromba8' 
28.Octave Tromba4' 
iiiReeds on Solo  
ivChoir to Great  
vSwell to Great  
viSolo to Great  
III. Swell (Pneumatic CC-c4 61 notes)
29.Lieblich Bordun16' 
30.Lieblich Gedeckt8' 
31.Open Diapason8' 
32.Echo Gamba8' 
33.Vox Angelica8'(tenor c)
34.Principal4' 
35.Lieblich Flöte4' 
36.Fifteenth2' 
37.SesquialteraVI [12-17-19-22-26-29]  
38.Oboe8' 
39.Vox Humana8' 
40.Tremulant8' 
41.Double Trumpet16' 
42.Trumpet8' 
43.Horn8' 
44.Horn Quint5 1/3' 
45.Clarion4' 
viiSwell Super-Octave  
IV. Solo ( CC-c4 61 notes)
Enclosed (Electro-pneumatic)
46.Harmonic Flute8' 
47.Harmonic Piccolo2' 
48.Contra Viola16'Units [SO:VI]
49.Viole d’Orchestre8' 
50.Viole Céleste8' 
51.Viole Octaviante4' 
52.Cornet de ViolesIII [10-12-15]  
53.Clarinet16' 
54.Orchestral Hautboy8' 
55.Tremulant8' 
Unenclosed (Electro-pneumatic)
56.Tuba8' 
viiiSolo Super-Octave  
ixSolo Unison Off  
xSolo Sub-Octave  
xiSwell to Solo  
Pedal ( CCC-G 32 notes)
57.Double Open Wood32'Units [PD:OW]
58.Double Stopped Diapason32'Units [GT:BD]
59.Open Wood16'Units [PD:OW]
60.Open Diapason16'Units [PD:OD]
61.Stopped Diapason16'Units [GT:BD]
62.Sub-Bass16'Units [PD:SB]
63.Violone16'Units [SO:VI]
64.Salicional16'Units [CH:SL]
65.Octave Wood8'Units [PD:OW]
66.Violoncello8'Units [SO:VI]
67.Flute8'Units [PD:SB]
68.Bombardon32'Units [PD:OP]
69.Ophicleide16'Units [PD:OP]
70.Posaune8'Units [PD:OP]
xiiGreat to Pedal  
xiiiSwell to Pedal  
xivChoir to Pedal  
xvSolo to Pedal  

UnitDivisionRankFootagePipesI. ChoirII. GreatIII. SwellIV. SoloPedal
CH:SLChoirSalicional161616
GT:BDGreatBourdon323232, 16
PD:ODPedalOpen Diapason161616
PD:OPPedalOphicleide3232, 16, 8
PD:OWPedalOpen Wood3232, 16, 8
PD:SBPedalSub-Bass161616, 8
SO:VISoloContra Viola161616, 8



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Robert Groves (1912-1994)
1947-48Russell Arthur Missin (1922-2002)
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1958-61Christopher Scarf
1961Gerald Hendrie (1935-)
1961-64Michael Dudman
1964-66Anthony Greening
1977-89Stephen le Provost
1991-96David Price (1969-)
1996-98Sean Farrell
1999-2002Scott Farrell
2002-13Jonathan Lilley
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2019-Glen Dempsey

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