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Dominican College Chapel, Newbridge

RegionCo. Kildare
Uploaded byMatthew Breen
Builder(s)
Irish Organ Company (?)
Derek Verso & Co. (1987)

Although an old school, the chapel was only built in the 1960s. Soon after this the Irish Organ Company installed a two-manual electric-action organ in the back gallery of the church. The instrument comprises of two cases of functional display (one on either side of the back window) and a detached console in the centre. The Great is located in the left case, the Swell in the right, with the Pedal divided between the two. Although front pipes on both cases look identical, the left side is the Great Open Diapason while the right side is the metal Pedal Bourdon. The bottom octave of the Swell Salicional is outside the box and can be seen from the side of the case.
In 1987 Derek Verso & Co. rebuilt the organ making significant tonal alterations and enhancements. This included the addition of two new pedal stops: A Subbass 16' and a Fagot 16'. The pipes of the Subbass are mounted on the wall on either side of each case. The action and console (electric stop-tab) remained unchanged (apart from the new tabs).

Stops marked * were added by Derek Verso. The Great Trumpet, marked ^ was originally on the Swell but was revoiced and transferred to the Great. It has been made available on the Pedal at 16 and 8 foot pitch (the bottom octave of the Fagot is new). The Nazard and Tierce on the Swell went in place of a Voix Celeste and the aforementioned Trumpet. All Great and Pedal additions were on new chests. The Pedal is extended from four basic ranks.

Great
Subbass (from Pedal)*16
Open Diapason8
Gedeckt8
Principal4
Wood Flute*4
Fifteenth2
Mixture*III-IV
Trumpet^8
 
Swell
Stopped Diapason8
Salicional8
Gemshorn4
Spitzflute4
Nazard*2 2/3
Fifteenth2
Tierce*1 3/5
MixtureII-III
Tremulant
 
Pedal
Subbass*16
Bourdon16
Octave8
Bass Flute8
Principal4
Choral Bass4
Fagot*16
Trumpet*8
 
Couplers
Swell to Great
Swell Octave to Great
Swell Suboctave to Great
Swell Octave
Swell Suboctave
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
 
Accessories
3 Divisional Pistons to Gt & Pd
3 Divisional Pistons to Swell
Swell to Great Reversible
Great to Pedal Reversible
(All above are Thumb & Toe)
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