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St George's Church, High Street, Belfast

RegionCo. Antrim
Uploaded byMatthew Breen
Builder(s)
J.W. Walker & Sons Ltd (1863)
George Benson (1883)
N.P Mander (1978)

St George's is a High-Anglican church in the heart of Belfast.
The organ displays the mark of several organ builders, most notably Benson, by the look of the console.
The action is mechanical throughout (with the exception of the pneumatic Pedal) without so much as a composition pedal to aid the player in his battle with this Victorian monster! In fact, this organ would be the perfect facility in developing good technique and quick, thoughtful registration.
The instrument has seen several rebuilds/restorations, the most recent being by Mander. Undoubtedly it owes most of its upperwork to these rebuilds.
It is situated in a specially built gallery/chamber on the south side of the chancel. The church has a strong choral tradition as such the organ sees regular use in morning services and evensong.
The writer was privileged to give a recital at St George's and (apart from being impressed by the instrument) was pleased to note that the Irish music collector Edward Bunting was, for a time, organist at the church.

Choir
Lieblich Gedact8
Dulciana8
Spitz Principal4
Lieblich Flute4
Fifteenth2
CymbalIV
Tremulant
 
Great
Double Open Diapason16
Large Open Diapason8
Small Open Diapason8
Stopped Diapason & Claribella8
Principal4
Harmonic Flute4
Twelfth2 2/3
Fifteenth2
Larigot1 1/3
MixtureIII
SesquialteraII
Trumpet8
 
Swell
Bourdon16
Open Diapason8
Stopped Diapason8
Salicional8
Voix Celeste8
Gemshorn4
Flute4
Piccolo2
MixtureIII
Double Trumpet16
Cornopean8
Oboe8
Clarion4
Tremulant
 
Solo (on Choir)
Contra Fagotto16
Cremona8
Vox Humana8
Hautbois4
Tremulant
 
Pedal
Open Diapason16
Bourdon16
Octave8
Bass Flute8
Trombone16
Trumpet8
Clarion4
 
Couplers
Swell to Choir
Choir to Great
Swell to Great
Choir to Pedal
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal