Organ Biography > Organs > England > Halifax > St. John-the-Baptist’s Minster

Details of St. John-the-Baptist’s Minster, Halifax, England


Organ History
1766Built by Snetzler
Rebuilt & enlarged by
Status
Unknown
Sources
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists”, 1912.
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ”, 1877.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
32525--

I. Choir ( CC-g3 56 notes)
1.Open Diapason8 
2.Stopped Diapason8 
3.Dulciana8 
4.Principal4 
5.Flute4 
6.Fifteenth2 
II. Great ( CC-g3 56 notes)
7.Open Diapason8 
8.Open Diapason8 
9.Stopped Diapason8 
10.Principal4 
11.Twelfth2 2/3 
12.Fifteenth2 
13.Sesquialtera2 
14.Mixture1 
15.Mounted Cornet8 
16.Trumpet8 
17.Clarion4 
III. Swell ( CC-g3 56 notes)
18.Double Diapason16 
19.Open Diapason8 
20.Stopped Diapason8 
21.Principal4 
22.Sesquialtera2 2/3 
23.Cornopean8 
24.Oboe8 
Pedal ( CCC-f 30 notes)
25.Great Open Diapason21 2/3 

Organ History
1878Restored by Hill
1897Restored by Abbott & Smith
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
449-11-

Status
Unknown
Sources
Herbert Westerby - “The Complete Organ Recitalist”, 1927.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
456-13-



List of Organists
1757-66William Herschel (1738-1822)
1766-1819Thomas Stopford
1819-34John Houldsworth (-1838)
1835-38Robert Sharp
1838-62Joseph Henry Frobisher
1862-68H. E. Moore
1868-82J. V. Roberts (1841-1920)
1882Fred Bentley (1848-1929)
1883-84John Shepherd Liddle (1853-1921)
1884-97W. H. Garland (1852-1897)
1897George Milligan
1897-1911F. de G. English (1864-1924)
1915-24F. de G. English (1864-1924)
1924-29Thomas E. Pearson (1880-1929)
1924-37Herbert Bardgett (1894-1962)
1929-37R. Tustin Baker (1900-1966)
1937-38Kenneth F. Malcolmson (1911-)
1939-41Vernon Rhodes (1898-)
1941-63Shackleton Pollard (1887-)
1963-65Robert Smith
1965-68Neil Wade
1968-70Cyril Baker (1928-)

List of Assistant Organists
1924-29William Dean Pearson (1905-2000)
1969David Barker

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