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List of Organists
FirstLastServiceStateCountyPlaceSrc
Thomas 1839-1858EnglandMiddlesexLondon, St Dunstans In The West Church
W. 1800EnglandMiddlesexCornhill, St Peters Church
William 1908EnglandMiddlesexChiswick, Parish Church
John 1750EnglandStaffordshireLichfield Cathedral
Walter Galpin 1902-1916EnglandMiddlesexLondon, St James Chapel Royal
Walter Galpin 1916-1947EnglandWiltshireSalisbury Cathedral
Alfred 1874-1877EnglandWorcestershireTenbury, St Michaels College
Alfred 1877EnglandLancashireWigan, All Saints Parish Church
John 1609EnglandCheshireChester, Chester Cathedral
William Thomas Howell 1875-1883EnglandOxfordshireOxford, St Johns College
George P. 1911EnglandNottinghamshireMansfield, St Peters Church
Hugh 1898EnglandCambridgeshireEly, Ely Cathedral
Hugh Percy 1897WalesDenbighshireSt Asaph Cathedral
Hugh Percy 1901-1919EnglandOxfordshireOxford, New College
James 1741-1774EnglandLincolnshireBoston, St Botolphs Church
Mary 1790-1836EnglandMiddlesexLondon, St Andrew Undershaft Church
Ethelbert Edward 1900EnglandMiddlesexLondon, St Dunstans In The West Church
Thomas 1693EnglandLincolnshireLincoln Cathedral
John 1610EnglandCambridgeshireEly, Ely Cathedral
John 1832EnglandGloucestershireGloucester Cathedral
William 1855EnglandCambridgeshireCambridge, Kings College
Augusta 1925ILCook CoChicago
Thomas 1856EnglandWarwickshireSolihull, St Alphege Church
J. Warren 1915NYNew York CoNew York City
Alfred 1842EnglandDevonExeter Cathedral
Joseph Humphrey 1892-1893EnglandShropshireLudlow, St Laurences Church
Thomas 1538EnglandLincolnshireLincoln Cathedral
Thomas 1539-1541EnglandOxfordshireOxford, Magdalen College
Walter Langley 1877IrelandDublin CoRathfarnham, St Columbas College
Philip 1861EnglandSussexChichester Cathedral
Philip 1862EnglandDurhamDurham Cathedral
Thomas 1928EnglandDevonExeter Cathedral
Thomas 1933EnglandOxfordshireOxford, Christ Church Cathedral
George Benjamin 1853-1856IrelandDublin CoRathfarnham, St Columbas College
George Benjamin 1860EnglandOxfordshireOxford, New College
George Benjamin 1865EnglandHampshireWinchester Cathedral
Maude E. 1915ILCook CoChicago
Samuel 1783-1802EnglandMiddlesexLondon, St James Chapel Royal
Samuel 1793EnglandMiddlesexWestminster Abbey
George William 1810-1849EnglandMiddlesexCornhill, St Michaels Church
Thomas 1508EnglandLincolnshireLincoln Cathedral
Ivor 1890-1893EnglandHerefordshireHereford Cathedral
Ivor 1897EnglandWorcestershireWorcester Cathedral
Ivor Algernon 1893EnglandShropshireLudlow, St Laurences Church
Robert Augustus 1834WalesDenbighshireSt Asaph Cathedral
Frederick Cook 1881EnglandNorfolkNorwich Cathedral
Frederic William 1894-1900IrelandDublin CoRathfarnham, St Columbas College
Thomas 1796EnglandMiddlesexLondon, St Pauls Cathedral
Thomas 1836-1838EnglandMiddlesexLondon, St James Chapel Royal
John 1475EnglandYorkshireYork, York Minster Church
Charles 1736EnglandNorthumberlandNewcastle Cathedral
Charles, Jr 1789EnglandNorthumberlandNewcastle Cathedral
Edward 1770EnglandNorthumberlandNewcastle Cathedral
Robert 1558EnglandSomersetWells Cathedral
Richard 1661EnglandNorfolkNorwich Cathedral
Theodore 1768-1788EnglandMiddlesexCornhill, St Michaels Church
Theodore 1788-1801EnglandBerkshireWindsor Castle, St Georges Chapel
Theodore 1876EnglandSussexChichester Cathedral
Theodore Edward 1866-1866IrelandDublin CoRathfarnham, St Columbas College
Theodore Edward 1870WalesGlamorganLlandaff Cathedral
Nicholas T. D. 1802EnglandYorkshireRipon Cathedral
William 1748EnglandYorkshireRipon Cathedral
William F. M. 1799EnglandYorkshireRipon Cathedral
Edmund 1755-1764EnglandNottinghamshireSouthwell Minister
John 1660EnglandHerefordshireHereford Cathedral
Walter 1416-1418EnglandSomersetWells Cathedral
Joseph 1763-1774EnglandMiddlesexLondon, St Lukes Old Street Church
Edward 1785WalesDenbighshireSt Asaph Cathedral
Edward 1803EnglandCheshireChester, Chester Cathedral
Frank E. 1943-1948EnglandLancashireWigan, All Saints Parish Church
John 1776EnglandCheshireChester, Chester Cathedral
Edward 1913EnglandYorkshireYork, York Minster Church
Edward C. 1894-1899EnglandMiddlesexNorfolk Square, All Saints Church
Edward Cuthbert 1899EnglandLancashireWigan, All Saints Parish Church
Edward Cuthbert 1906EnglandYorkshireLeeds, Parish Church
Adam 1520EnglandYorkshireRipon Cathedral
Edmund 1727EnglandCheshireChester, Chester Cathedral
Percy 1910-1943EnglandGloucestershireTewkesbury Abbey
Reginald Tustin 1937EnglandYorkshireSheffield Cathedral
William 1593EnglandNorfolkNorwich Cathedral
Samuel A. 1915NYNew York CoNew York City
Henry Lucas 1902EnglandMiddlesexLondon, Sloane Street, Holy Trinity Church
William A. S. 1913-1921EnglandMiddlesexLondon, St Andrew Undershaft Church
W. H. 1882-1906EnglandMiddlesexLondon, St Andrew By the Wardrobe
Ralph 1790EnglandKentRochester, Rochester Cathedral
George 1579EnglandCambridgeshireEly, Ely Cathedral
Thomas 1535EnglandCambridgeshireEly, Ely Cathedral
Robert Collyer 1915ILCook CoChicago
Robert 1759-1774IrelandArmagh CoArmagh Cathedral
Thomas 1551EnglandCheshireChester, Chester Cathedral
William H. 1925ILCook CoChicago
Joseph 1875-1892EnglandBerkshireEton College
John 1710-1735EnglandMiddlesexLondon, St Mary at Hill Church
John 1827WalesPembrokeshireSt Davids Cathedral
Arthur 1874EnglandMiddlesexLondon, St James Garlickhythe Church
Robert 1858-1891EnglandShropshireLudlow, St Laurences Church
Howard J. 1925ILCook CoChicago
Homer Newton 1915NYNew York CoNew York City
Annie 1867EnglandMiddlesexBishopsgate, St Helens Church
Matthew 1622-1624EnglandCambridgeshireCambridge, Kings College

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4OrganistsCA, Los Angeles Co, Los Angeles
14OrganistsEngland, Berkshire, Eton College
14OrganistsEngland, Berkshire, Windsor Castle, St Georges Chapel
14OrganistsEngland, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge, Kings College
12OrganistsEngland, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge, St Johns College
12OrganistsEngland, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge, Trinity College
30OrganistsEngland, Cambridgeshire, Ely, Ely Cathedral
21OrganistsEngland, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough Cathedral
30OrganistsEngland, Cheshire, Chester, Chester Cathedral
5OrganistsEngland, Cornwall, Truro Cathedral
17OrganistsEngland, Cumberland, Carlisle, Carlisle Cathedral
19OrganistsEngland, Devon, Exeter Cathedral
20OrganistsEngland, Durham, Durham Cathedral
27OrganistsEngland, Gloucestershire, Bristol Cathedral
3OrganistsEngland, Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, St Matthews Church
22OrganistsEngland, Gloucestershire, Gloucester Cathedral
17OrganistsEngland, Gloucestershire, Tewkesbury Abbey
22OrganistsEngland, Hampshire, Winchester Cathedral
16OrganistsEngland, Hampshire, Winchester College
33OrganistsEngland, Herefordshire, Hereford Cathedral
15OrganistsEngland, Hertfordshire, St Albans Cathedral
26OrganistsEngland, Kent, Canterbury Cathedral
3OrganistsEngland, Kent, Folkestone, Parish Church
17OrganistsEngland, Kent, Rochester, Rochester Cathedral
3OrganistsEngland, Kent, Tunbridge Wells, St Marks Church
24OrganistsEngland, Lancashire, Manchester Cathedral
18OrganistsEngland, Lancashire, Wigan, All Saints Parish Church
16OrganistsEngland, Lincolnshire, Boston, St Botolphs Church
32OrganistsEngland, Lincolnshire, Lincoln Cathedral
6OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, Aldgate, St Botolphs Church
10OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, Bishopsgate, St Botolphs Church
5OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, Bishopsgate, St Helens Church
3OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, Chiswick, Parish Church
14OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, Cornhill, St Michaels Church
5OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, Cornhill, St Peters Church
15OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, Holborn, St Andrews Church
5OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, All Hallows Barking by the Tower
5OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, All Hallows The Great
4OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, Christ Church
8OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, Lothbury, St Margarets Church
3OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, Sloane Street, Holy Trinity Church
5OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, Southwark Cathedral
3OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Andrew By the Wardrobe
11OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Andrew Undershaft Church
9OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Anne and St Agnes Church
6OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Augustines Watling Street
4OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Bartholomew The Great Church
5OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Bartholomew the Less Church
5OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Benet Pauls Wharf Church
4OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Botolphs Aldersgate Church
10OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Brides Fleet Street Church
3OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Dunstans in the East Church
10OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Dunstans In The West Church
7OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Edmund The King Church
11OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Giles Cripplegate Church
38OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St James Chapel Royal
10OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St James Garlickhythe Church
7OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Katherine By The Tower Church
4OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Katherine Cree Church
6OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Lukes Old Street Church
4OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Magnus the Martyr
5OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Margaret Pattens Church
6OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Mary Aldermanbury
3OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Mary Aldermary Church
7OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Mary at Hill Church
3OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Mary Magdalene Milk Street Church
3OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Mary Woolnoth Church
3OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Michael Bassishaw Church
4OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Michael Paternoster Church
4OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Mildreds Poultry Church
23OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Pauls Cathedral
9OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Sepulchre Without Newgate Church
3OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Thomas the Apostle
7OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, St Vedast Foster Lane Church
11OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, London, Temple Church
8OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, Ludgate, St Martins Church
3OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, Norfolk Square, All Saints Church
4OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, Pimlico, St Barnabas Church
5OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, Soho, St Annes Church
3OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, West Hampstead, St James Church
26OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, Westminster Abbey
4OrganistsEngland, Middlesex, Westminster, St Clement Danes Church
22OrganistsEngland, Norfolk, Norwich Cathedral
12OrganistsEngland, Northumberland, Newcastle Cathedral
3OrganistsEngland, Nottinghamshire, Mansfield, St Peters Church
14OrganistsEngland, Nottinghamshire, Southwell Minister
22OrganistsEngland, Oxfordshire, Oxford, Christ Church Cathedral
19OrganistsEngland, Oxfordshire, Oxford, Magdalen College
17OrganistsEngland, Oxfordshire, Oxford, New College
11OrganistsEngland, Oxfordshire, Oxford, St Johns College
47OrganistsEngland, Shropshire, Ludlow, St Laurences Church
45OrganistsEngland, Somerset, Wells Cathedral
10OrganistsEngland, Staffordshire, Lichfield Cathedral
31OrganistsEngland, Sussex, Chichester Cathedral
5OrganistsEngland, Warwickshire, Birmingham, St Philips Church
7OrganistsEngland, Warwickshire, Solihull, St Alphege Church
25OrganistsEngland, Wiltshire, Salisbury Cathedral
15OrganistsEngland, Worcestershire, Tenbury, St Michaels College
31OrganistsEngland, Worcestershire, Worcester Cathedral
5OrganistsEngland, Yorkshire, Leeds, Parish Church
22OrganistsEngland, Yorkshire, Ripon Cathedral
11OrganistsEngland, Yorkshire, Sheffield Cathedral
29OrganistsEngland, Yorkshire, York, York Minster Church
77OrganistsIL, Cook Co, Chicago
1OrganistsIN, Marion Co, Indianapolis, First Baptist Church
17OrganistsIreland, Armagh Co, Armagh Cathedral
13OrganistsIreland, Cork Co, Cork Cathedral
26OrganistsIreland, Dublin Co, Dublin, Christ Church Cathedral
30OrganistsIreland, Dublin Co, Dublin, St Patricks Cathedral
26OrganistsIreland, Dublin Co, Rathfarnham, St Columbas College
9OrganistsIreland, Limerick Co, Limerick Cathedral
6OrganistsMA, Suffolk Co, Boston
2OrganistsMA, Suffolk Co, Boston, Trinity Episcopal Church
7OrganistsMD, Baltimore City
5OrganistsMI, Wayne Co, Detroit
2OrganistsMO, St Louis City, Union Methodist Church
6OrganistsNY, Kings Co, Brooklyn
28OrganistsNY, New York Co, New York City
7OrganistsPA, Allegheny Co, Pittsburgh
25OrganistsPA, Philadelphia Co, Philadelphia
3OrganistsScotland, Perthshire, Perth, St Johns Episcopal Church
16OrganistsWales, Caernarvonshire, Bangor, Bangor Cathedral
25OrganistsWales, Denbighshire, St Asaph Cathedral
13OrganistsWales, Glamorgan, Llandaff Cathedral
22OrganistsWales, Pembrokeshire, St Davids Cathedral

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