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Details of Cathedral, Rochester, England


Organ History
Built by Samuel Green
1835Enlarged by Hill
Rebuilt by Walker
Completed by Forster & Andrews
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
334345-

I. Choir ( GG-f3 59 notes)
1.Dulciana8 
2.Stopped Diapason8 
3.Gamba8 
4.Principal4 
5.Wald Flute4 
6.Fifteenth2 
7.Clarionet8 
II. Great ( GG-f3 59 notes)
8.Double Open Diapason16 
9.Open Diapason8 
10.Open Diapason8 
11.Stopped Diapason8 
12.Principal4 
13.Flute4 
14.Twelfth2 2/3 
15.Fifteenth2 
16.Sesquialtera  
17.Mixture  
18.Trumpet8 
iSwell to Great  
iiChoir Sub-octave to Great  
III. Swell ( CC-f3 54 notes)
19.Bourdon16 
20.Open Diapason8 
21.Stopped Diapason8 
22.Dulciana8 
23.Principal4 
24.Dulciana Principal4 
25.Cornet  
26.Dulciana Mixture  
27.Horn8 
28.Hautboy8 
29.Clarion4 
Pedal ( CCC-f 30 notes)
30.Open Diapason16 
31.Violone16 
32.Open Diapason16 
33.Principal, or Violoncello8 
34.Posaune16 
iiiSwell to Pedal  
ivGreat to Pedal  
vChoir to Pedal  

Organ History
1903Rebuilt by Walker
Status
Unknown
Sources
“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
340-6P



List of Organists
1559James Plomley
1588Roper Blundell
1599John Williams
1614John Heath (-1668)
1672Charles Wren
1674-98Daniel Henstridge (-1736)
1699-1704Robert Bowers (-1704)
1704-21John Spain (-1721)
1721-53Charles Peach (-1753)
1753-c1781Joseph Howe
1781-c1790Richard Howe
1790-1841Ralph Banks (1762-1841)
1841-56John L. Hopkins (1819-1873)
1856-1900John Hopkins (1822-1900)
1900-16Bertram Luard-Selby (1853-1918)
1916-30Charles Hylton Stewart (1884-1932)
1930-56Harold A. Bennett (1891-1978)
1956-77Robert Ashfield (1911-2006)
1977-94Barry Ferguson (1942-)
1994-2008Roger Sayer
2008-18Scott Farrell
2018-19Adrian Bawtree (1968-)
2019-Francesca Massey

List of Assistant Organists
, 1869Joseph C. Bridge (1853-1929)
-1841Henry Edmund Ford (1821-1909)
1850-55Philip Armes (1836-1908)
James Pech (1839-)
1865Frederick Bridge (1844-1924)
1865-68Alfred Alexander (1844-)
Daniel J. Wood (1849-1919)
1899-1901Glanville Hopkins (1877-1963)
1912-21Alfred H. Allen
1912-30Percy Whitlock (1903-1946)
1931-76James Alfred Levett (1909-)
1976-81David Poulter
1982-89Paul Hale
1989-94Roger Sayer
1994-98William Whitehead (1970-)
1998-2001Sean Farrell
2001-02James Eaton
2002-06Edmund Aldhouse
2006-10Dan Soper
2010-14Samuel Rathbone
2014-18Claire Innes-Hopkins
2018-Jeremy Lloyd

List of Organ Scholars
David Price (1969-)

List of Other Organists
2014Adrian Bawtree (1968-)
2015Ben Bloor
2016-18James Norrey

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