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


Chapel 1635

Organ History
1635Built by Robert Dallam
1839Built by Hill
Status
Unknown
Sources
Hopkins & Rimbault - “The Organ: Its History and Construction - A Comprehensive Treatise on the Structure and Capabilities of the Organ”, 1877.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
326263-

I. Choir ( FFF-f3 61 notes)
1.Open Diapason  
2.Stopped Diapason  
3.Double Dulciana  
4.Flute  
5.Principal  
6.Cremona  
II. Great ( 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 ( FFF-f3 61 notes)
17.Open Diapason  
18.Stopped Diapason  
19.Dulciana  
20.Principal  
21.Harmonica  
22.Sesquialtera  
23.Hautboy  
24.French Horn  
25.Clarion  
Pedal
26.Open Diapason  

Chapel 1868

Organ History
1868Rebuilt & enlarged by Hill
1889Rebuilt & enlarged by Hill
1902Rebuilt by Norman & Beard
Status
Rebuilt
Sources
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists”, 1912.
“Dictionary of Organs and Organists”, George Mate & Son, 1921.

ManualsStopsRanksCouplersAction
353-8P

Chapel 1923

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

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-)

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