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Details of St. John’s College, Cambridge, England


Old Chapel (1635)

Organ History
1635Built by Robert Dallam
Status
Unknown
Sources
The Musical Times 847
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
155-T

I. (Tracker 49 notes)
1.Diapason  
2.Principal  
3.Recorder  
4.Principal  
5.Twentysecond  

Old Chapel (1839)

Organ History
1839Built by Hill
Status
Unknown
Sources
The Musical Times 847
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
326263T

I. Choir (Tracker FFF-f3 61 notes)
1.Open Diapason  
2.Stopped Diapason  
3.Double Dulciana  
4.Flute  
5.Principal  
6.Cremona  
II. Great (Tracker FFF-f3 61 notes)
7.Open Diapason  
8.Stopped Diapason  
9.Double Dulciana  
10.Principal  
11.Flute  
12.Clarabella  
13.Twelfth and Fifteenth  
14.Fifteenth, No. 2  
15.Sesquialtera  
16.Trumpet  
iSwell to Great  
iiOctave Swell to Great  
iiiChoir to Great  
III. Swell (Tracker FFF-f3 61 notes)
17.Open Diapason  
18.Stopped Diapason  
19.Dulciana  
20.Principal  
21.Harmonica  
22.SesquialteraIV 
23.Hautboy  
24.French Horn  
25.Clarion  
Pedal
26.Open Diapason (FFF)

New Chapel (1868)

Organ History
1868Rebuilt & enlarged by Hill
1889Rebuilt & enlarged by Hill
Status
Rebuilt
Sources
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists” - H. Logan & Co., 1912, Bournemouth
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists” - George Mate & Son, 1921
The Musical Times 847

New Chapel (1902)

Organ History
1902Rebuilt by Norman & Beard
Status
Rebuilt
Sources
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists” - H. Logan & Co., 1912, Bournemouth
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists” - George Mate & Son, 1921
The Musical Times 718
The Musical Times 742
The Musical Times 847

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
353-8P

I. Choir
1.Double Dulciana16' 
2.Open Diapason8' 
3.Dulciana8' 
4.Stopped Diapason8' 
5.Viol di Gamba8' 
6.Suabe Flute4'Wood.
7.Gedackt4'Metal.
8.Principal4' 
9.Flageolet2' 
10.Cremona8' 
iSwell to Choir  
II. Great
11.Double Open Diapason16' 
12.Open Diapason I8' 
13.Open Diapason II8' 
14.Open Diapason III8' 
15.Stopped Diapason8' 
16.Hohl Flute8' 
17.Quint8' 
18.Harmonic Flute4' 
19.Gemshorn4' 
20.Principal4' 
21.Twelfth2 2/3' 
22.Fifteenth2' 
23.Full MixtureIII 
24.Sharp MixtureIV 
25.Posaune8' 
26.Clarion4' 
iiSwell to Great  
iiiChoir to Great  
III. Swell
27.Lieblich Gedackt16' 
28.Open Diapason8' 
29.Stopped Diapason8' 
30.Pierced Gamba8' 
31.Echo Dulciana8' 
32.Vox Angelica8' 
33.Flute4' 
34.Principal4' 
35.Fifteenth2' 
36.SesquialteraIV 
37.Double Trumpet16' 
38.Horn8' 
39.Hautboy8' 
40.Clarion4' 
41.Tremulant  
Pedal
42.Great Stopped Bass32' 
43.Great Bass16'Wood.
44.Violon16'Wood.
45.Double Dulciana16'Metal.
46.Lieblich Bourdon16' 
47.Flute Bass8' 
48.Principal8' 
49.Fifteenth4' 
50.MixtureIII 
51.Great Trombone16' 
52.Trumpet8' 
ivSwell to Pedal  
vGreat to Pedal  
viChoir to Pedal  

New Chapel (1923)

Organ History
1923Harrison
Status
Rebuilt
Sources
Herbert Westerby - “The Complete Organ Recitalist” - Musical Opinion, 1927, London

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
453-8-



List of Organists
John Brimble (-1670)
1680Thomas Williams
1729Bernard Turner
John Randall (1715-1799)
1777William Tireman (-1777)
1777-99Jonathan Sharpe
1799-1820John Clarke (1770-1836)
1821-32Samuel Matthews (1769-1832)
1833-56Thomas Walmisley (1814-1856)
1856-57Alfred Bennett
c1857Arthur R. Ward
1857-97George M. Garrett (1834-1897)
1897-1901E. T. Sweeting (1863-1930)
1901-38Cyril Rootham (1875-1938)
1936-38Hilary Clifton Kelynack (1915-)
1938-51Robin Orr (1909-2006)
1941-45Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
1951-91George Guest (1924-2002)
1979-80Peter Hurford (1930-2018)
1981-84Gerald Hendrie (1935-)
1991-2003Christopher Robinson (1936-)
2003-07David Hill (1957-)
2007-Andrew Nethsingha (1968-)

List of Assistant Organists
1914-15Arthur Anable (1894-1947)
1928-34Denys Pouncey (1906-1999)

List of Organ Scholars
James Cryer
Christopher Whitton
1930Brian Runnett (1935-1970)
1937-40John Hind (1916-1984)
1947-51George Guest (1924-2002)
1956-60Peter White (1937-2007)
Stephen Cleobury (1948-2019)
1974-78John Scott (1956-2015)
1980-83Adrian Lucas (1962-)
Andrew Nethsingha (1968-)
Iain Farrington (1977-)
Jonathan Vaughn (1981-)