John Snetzler

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The Snetzler organ case from 1769 in Beverley Minster

John Snetzler (or Schnetzler) was an organ builder of Swiss origin who worked mostly in England.[1]

He was born in Schaffhausen in 1710.[2] He trained with the firm of Egedacher in Passau and came to London circa 1741. On his retirement in 1781, his business continued and eventually ended up in the hands of Thomas Elliot.

He died in Schaffhausen, 28 September 1785.

List of works[edit]



  1. ^ Dictionary of National Biography
  2. ^ The History of the English Organ. Stephen Bicknell. 1999
  3. ^ "Belle Skinner Collection, Yale University". Organ Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  4. ^ "Norfolk Norwich, Cathedral of the Holy and Und'd Trinity [N05936]". Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  5. ^ "Concert Hall, University of Glasgow". Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  6. ^ The organ: its history and construction. Edward John Hopkins, Edward Francis Rimbault 1870
  7. ^ unproven
  8. ^ "Norfolk Hillington, St Mary the Virgin [N06361]". Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  9. ^ work on an existing instrument
  10. ^ Lodge Canongate Kilwinning No 2; The Organ
  11. ^ [1][dead link]
  12. ^ [2][dead link]
  13. ^ "Shropshire Ludlow, St Laurence [N04633]". Retrieved 2014-03-04.