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Details of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Blackburn, England

St. Mary’s Parish Church, Blackburn, England

Building History
1926Became cathedral

Organ History
1875Built by Cavaillé-Coll
1916Rebuilt by Lewis
Status
Unknown
Sources
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists”, 1912.
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists”, George Mate & Son, 1921.

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List of Organists
1828-31Joseph John Harris (1799-1869)
1831-38Henry Smart (1813-1879)
1838-39John Bishop (1817-1890)
1840-48William Robinson
1848-58Joseph Rolley
1858-63Charles Greenwood
1863-70James H. Robinson
1870-82Thomas S. Hayward (1837-1906)
1882-88W. Handel Thorley (1859-1923)
1888-1900James H. Rooks
1900-12Christie Green (1871-1939)
1912-14Henry Coleman (1888-1965)
1914-16Charles Hylton Stewart (1884-1932)
1916-39Herman Brearley (1876-1940)
1939-64Thomas Lucas Duerden (1898-1969)
1964-83John Bertalot (1931-)
1983-94David Cooper (1949-)
1994-98Gordon Stewart (1952-)
1998-2010Richard Tanner
2011-19Samuel Hudson
2013Karen Au
2019-John Robinson (1983-)

List of Assistant Organists
Robert Costin
Benjamin Saunders
Tim Cooke
Gregg Morris
David Goodenough
David Scott-Thomas
Shaun Turnbull
James Davy
-1939Harold Briggs (1915-1998)
1969-78Ronald Frost (1933-2015)
1988-91James Thomas (1963-)

List of Organ Scholars
Jonathan Clinch
Jeremy Holland-Smith
Alex Davies
Ian Pattinson
Edmund Rugman
Nigel Potts
David Scott-Thomas
Benedict Todd
2006Jonathan Turner
2011Chris Woodward
2011Justin Miller
2012James Kealey
2014Joseph O’Berry
2015Edward Jones
2016-18Christopher Jones
2018Harvey Stansfield
2019Giles Longstaff

List of Other Organists
Tom Dagget

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