|Region||Co. Dublin - Dublin city|
|Uploaded by||Matthew Breen|
|George Benson (1911)|
|Derek Verso & Co. (1992)|
All Saint's Church is nearly a like a miniature Anglican Cathedral! They have a robed (in red) choir, ornate mosaics behind the altar, and a hinted-at rood screen in the sanctuary. There is also a large, elaborate fresco in the baptistry, which occupies the single transept. All this in a church considered very small by Dublin standards. The organ however, owing to the church's strong traditions, is anything but small! The substantial organ, built by the Manchester-based Dubliner George Benson, is a very fine example of a late-romantic English/Irish instrument.
In spite of its unfavourable location, situated in the depths of a typical chancel chamber, it has no difficulty in filling the small church.
A 1992 rebuild by Derek Verso & Co saw (among other things) the revoicing of the reeds by Aiden Scanlon. The Trumpet ranks are particularly forthright while the Oboe is blends very well with the fluework. One feature that makes this organ memorable (for better or for worse) is its curious array of actions: The key-action to the Great is tracker, while the Swell is electric and the Pedal pneumatic. As such, the Swell to Great coupling is electric, as are the Octave and Sub-octave couplers.
Interestingly the key action to the Swell requires a separate switch to turn it on, leaving the organist in hot water should he or she forget to do so!
A = single Trumpet rank
B = single Open Wood rank
|Open Diapason No. 1||8|
|Open Diapason No. 2||8|
|Stop Diap & Clarabella||8|
|Open Diapason (B)||16|
|Swell to Great||(electric)|
|Great to Pedal||(mechanical)|
|Swell to Pedal||(mechanical)|
|3 composition pedals to Gt & Pd||(mechanical)|
|3 composition pedals to Sw||(mechanical)|