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St Catherine's Dominican Church, Newry

RegionCo. Down
Uploaded byMatthew Breen
Builder(s)
Derek Verso & Co. (1992-3)

The original organ in St Catherine's Church was built by Telford and was located in the gallery, stretching across most of the back wall. It was rebuilt By Evans and Barr where it was divided into two cases on either side of the window (mostly for aesthetic purposes). By the start of the 1990s it was clear that (no thanks to the Evans and Barr work) the organ had reached the end of its natural lifespan. So it was decided that a new instrument be built that would serve the church well for years to come. The firm Derek Verso and Co. was chosen for the job.
The new organ is located in the centre of the gallery and incorporates a small amount of pipework from the original Telford organ. The new case, designed by Derek Verso impressively houses 16' polished tine principal pipes in three towers (with 8's in the two flats). There are 25 speaking stops in total, with no extensions or borrowing. The key and pedal action is mechanical and the stop action electric, to accommodate the combination system.

Great
Double Diapason16
Open Diapason8
Bourdon8
Principal4
Block Flute4
Fifteenth2
MixtureIV
SesquialteraII
Trumpet8
Tremulant
 
Swell
Gedeckt8
Salicional8
Voix Celeste8
Gemshorn4
Flute4
Principal2
Quintflute1 1/3
MixtureIII
Trompette8
Hautbois8
Tremulant
 
Pedal
Principal16
Bourdon16
Octave8
Gedeckt8
Octave4
Bombarde16
Posaune Bass (Prepared)8
 
Couplers
Swell to Great
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
 
Accessories
6 General Pistons(Thumb & Toe)
6 Divisionals to Great & Pedal
6 Divisionals to Swell
Sw/Gt Reversible(Thumb & Toe)
Gt/Pd Reversible(Thumb & Toe)
Sw/Pd Reversible(Thumb & Toe)
General Cancel
Setter Piston
16 General Memory Levels
9 Divisional Memory Levels