The Organ, York Minster :: Shared Description

In 1632 Robert Dallam was paid £300 to build an organ.This was updated around 1691 by Bernard Smith.

An organ was built in 1803 at a cost of £2000, and consisted of three manuals. This was destroyed by fire in 1829. A new organ was built in 1832 by Hill, which consisted of four manuals and pedals. This was restored and enlarged in 1859 and then consisted of some 75 stops. The organ was rebuilt in 1903 by J.W. Walker & Sons, at which time the Solo manual consisted of 8 stops.
In 1916 the organ was restored, enlarged and re-voiced by Harrison and Harrison, and further updates were made in 1931. The organ now consisted of 73 stops, and a rebuild in 1960 by Walker increased it to 78 stops.
In 1993 the York firm of Principal Pipe Organs restored and enlarged the organ fitting a solid-state action and a memory card system. There were now a total of 84 stops including some high-pressure tubas.
There is a separate nave console, and some 32 foot pipes located in the south quire aisle, there are also pipes in the south transept.

Dr Francis Jackson was organist from 1946 - 1982
by Julian P Guffogg
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SE6052 : The Organ, York Minster by Julian P Guffogg
SE6052 : 32 foot organ pipes, York Minster by Julian P Guffogg
SE6052 : Organ Pipes, York Minster by Julian P Guffogg
SE6052 : The Organ, York Minster by J.Hannan-Briggs

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Created: Sat, 25 May 2013, Updated: Sat, 25 May 2013

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