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St Paul's Church, Glenageary

RegionCo. Dublin - County
Uploaded byMatthew Breen
Builder(s)
Forster and Andrews, Hull (1870s)
Derek Verso & Co. (1993)
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This organ was originally a Forster & Andrews built onto the back wall of the church. However, when the present sanctuary was added, the instrument was moved into a newly built chamber. At that stage was almost identical in specification to the organ of St Philip & St James' Church, Booterstown. However, in 1993 Derek Verso carried out a major rebuild. The organ was taken out of the chamber and placed in the South Transept of the church. New casework was carefully constructed, modeled on the original front paneling. Old dummy pipes (stored away after the moving of the old organ to the chamber) were added to make a new side-facade. A great number of new stops were added (mostly to the Pedal, which is now very developed) and a new console was built retaining the original keyboards. It features a combination system, rare for a parish organ and very useful for repertoire and liturgy. The finished instrument is a powerful, free-standing organ, unique and one of the finest two-manuals in Dublin, at least.

The Specification-Changes:

1. Replaces a "Twelfth 2 2/3".
2. Replaces a "Flute D'Amour 8".
3. Composition altered.
4. Added at a later date, from Pedal "Bombarde 16".
5. Replaces old "Salicional 8".
6. Replaces a "Bourdon 16", pipework from old "Salicional 8".
7. Replaces an "Open Diapason 8".
8. Replaces old "Horn 8"
9. Resultant, from "Subbass 16".
10. Removed from Swell and placed on Pedal in previous years.
11. New rank.
12. Extended from "Subbass 16"
13. Extended from "Principal 8"
14. New rank, bottom 12 pipes are wooden.

Great
Bourdon16
Open Diapason8
Bell Gamba8
Stop't Diapason8
Principal4
Wald Flute4
Nazard 12 2/3
Fifteenth2
Tierce 21 3/5
Mixture 3III-IV
Trumpet 48
Tremulant
 
Swell
Stop't Diapason8
Salicional 58
Voix Celeste 68
Principal4
Block Flute 74
Fifteenth2
MixtureIII
Trumpet 88
Oboe8
 
Pedal
Acoustic Bass 932
Open Wood16
Subbass 1016
Principal 118
Bass Flute 128
Octave 134
Bombarde 1416
 
Couplers
Swell to Great
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
 
Accessories
6 General Pistons(Thumb & Toe)
6 Divisionals to Swell(Thumb)
6 Divisionals to Great & Pedal(Thumb)
Sw/Gt Reversible(Thumb & Toe)
Gt/Pd Reversible(Thumb & Toe)
Sw/Pd Reversible(Thumb & Toe)
Setter Piston
General Cancel
16 Divisional Memory Levels
16 General Memory Levels