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St Teresa's Church, Clarendon St

RegionCo. Dublin - Dublin city
Uploaded byKate Manning
Builder(s)
John White (late 1840s, 1876)
Henry Willis III (1932)
Henry Willis IV (1974)
J.W. Walker & Sons Ltd (2004)
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The organ was built by John White of York St, Dublin in the late 1840s. A Choir division was added in 1876 providing 28 speaking stops altogether. Successive projects by Willis in 1952 and 1974 produced an instrument with a total of 42 stops in the surviving case. Following reconstruction by Walker, programme notes for the dedication concert remarked:

"Leather coverings had rotted resulting in leaks, timber surfaces had distorted and split, whole ranks of pipes were failing and early electrical systems were no longer reliable. Sebastian Meakin, Director of JW Walker & Sons, Ltd, was keen to build on two layers of valuable work..... A fresh new tonal scheme which required the removal of a number of unconvincing older stops and the introduction of sixteen new stops, re-establishes a musical unity in the instrument and the dynamic range in the foundation work is broadened to enhance the organ's liturgical role. The organ now has forty five speaking stops and contains 2,581 pipes."
(http://www.jwwalker.co.uk/conservation/Dublin/stTeresa.html)

Great Organ
Double Diapason 16
Open Diapason No.1 8
Open Diapason No.2 8
Stopped Diapason 8
Octave 4
Principal 4
Open Flute 4
Twelfth 2 2/3
Fifteenth 2
Sesquialtera III
Sharp mixture
Trumpet 8
Trompeta (8)

Choir
Flute 8
Gamba 8
Flute 4
Nazard 2 2/3
Piccolo 2
Tierce 1 3/5
Larigot 1 1/3
Clarinet 8
Trompeta (8)
Tremolo

Swell Organ
Open Diapason 8
Chimney Flute 8
Viola 8
Voix Celestes 8
Principal 4
Clear Flute 4
Fifteenth 2
Mixture III
Waldhorn 16
Cornopean 8
Oboe 8
Clarion 4
Tremolo

Pedal
Resultant Bass 32
Open Bass 16
Violone 16
Bourdon 16
Lieblich Bordun 16
Octave 8
Flute 8
Super Octave 4
Mixture III
Bombard 32
Bassoon 16
Trombone 16

Couplers
Swell to pedal (8 & 4)
Great to Pedal
Choir to Pedal (8 & 4)
Swell to Great (16, 8 & 4)
Choir to Great (8 &4)
Swell to Choir (16, 8 & 4)
Swell Octave/Sub Octave
Choir Octave/Sub Octave

Full complement of accessories
Electro-pneumatic action throughout