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St Bartholomew's Church, Dublin 4

RegionCo. Dublin - Dublin city
Uploaded byMatthew Breen
Builder(s)
Gray & Davidson (1887)
J.W. Walker & Sons Ltd (1963)
Trevor Crowe Ltd (2002)
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This magnificent organ was originally built by Gray and Davidson as a decent three manual. However, when the Neo-Baroque school of thinking came to Ireland in the 1960s this was one of the very first instruments to be altered - and what a transformation it was! The rebuild, supervised by the then organist David Lee, was considered revolutionary at the time: Gone was the dated pneumatic action, replaced with tracker. The three manuals were reduced to just two, and uppperwork replaced romantic foundations and strings.

Of course that couldn't last forever. At the turn of the Century the organ was getting tired and needed a restoration. So the parish decided to have the organ rebuilt again, this time on a much grander scale. The mechanical action was kept but the finished instrument was more akin to its original form, only much bigger. Trevor Crowe undertook the task of restoring, remodeling and enlarging it until what emerged was a grand symphonic organ, one of the largest and finest in Dublin.

Choir
Gemshorn8
Clarinet Flute8
Gamba8
Principal4
Nason Flute4
Fifteenth2
Larigot1 1/3
Twentysecond1
Clarinet8
Swell to Choir
 
Great
Double Diapason16
Open Diapason8
Claribel8
Stopped Diapason8
Viola8
Principal4
Open Flute4
Twelfth2 2/3
Fifteenth2
Flute2
Tierce1 3/5
FurnitureIV
Trumpet8
Tremulant
Bombarde16
Bombarde8
Swell to Great
Choir to Great
 
Swell
Bourdon16
Open Diapason8
Spitzflute8
Salicional8
Voix Celeste8
Principal4
Harmonic Flute4
Nazard2 2/3
Fifteenth2
Tierce1 1/3
MixtureIII-IV
Double Trumpet16
Trumpet8
Oboe8
Vox Humana8
Clarion4
Tremulant
 
Pedal
Quintaton32
Open Wood16
Bourdon16
Subbass16
Principal8
Bass Flute8
Quinte5 2/3
Choral Bass4
MixtureIV
Bombarde16
Bass Trumpet8
Clarion4
Choir to Pedal
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
 
Accessories
8 Thumb Pistons to each division
8 General Thumb Pistons
16 Divisional Memory Levels
96 General Memory Levels
1998 Stage Sequencer