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St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Dublin

RegionCo. Dublin - Dublin city
Uploaded byRay O'Donnell
Builder(s)
J. & H. White (late 19th century)
William Hill (c. 1900)
Henry Willis & Sons (1930s)
J. W. Walker (1971)
J. W. Walker (1995)

The original organ in the Pro-Cathedral was built by the Dublin organ builder, John White, more than a century ago, and the present instrument contains some of White's original pipework. The present façade of the organ dates from William Hill's rebuild of in the instrument around 1900. Subsequent work was carried out by Henry Willis & Co. in the 1930s, before J.W. Walker's major rebuild of 1971 and the most recent refurbishment of the instrument (carried out in the context of an overall redecoration of the church) by the same firm which was completed in the autumn of 1995. The newly refurbished instrument was inaugurated in a gala concert given by Olivier Latry on 20 March 1996.

Over the years this organ has become regarded as one of the finest examples in Ireland of the late nineteenth-century grand Romantic organ, and has since its original installation featured prominently in the many great liturgical occasions which have graced the cathedral church. More recently many of the great organ recitalists of our time have performed on it: Daniel Chorzempa, Xavier Darasse, Sir David Lumsden, Daniel Roth, Dame Gillian Weir, Arthur Well, Olivier Latry, and others.

* indicates stops added or changed in 1995.

Great
Lieblich Bourdon16
Open Diapason I8
Open Diapason II8
Stopped Diapason8
Principal4
Fifteenth2
MixtureIII
SesquialteraII
Trumpet8
Clarion4
 
Swell
Gedeckt8
Salicional8
Celeste8
Principal4
* Flute4
ScharffIII
Fagotto16
Trumpet8
Oboe8
* Clarion4
Tremulant
 
Positive
Rohr Flute8
* Principal4
Spitz Flute4
Nazard2 2/3
Octave2
Tierce1 3/5
Larigot1 1/3
CymbaleIII
* Cor Anglais16
Cromorne8
Tremulant
 
Pedal
Double Open Diapason32
Principal16
Bourdon16
Octave8
Bass Flute8
Fifteenth4
Flute4
MixtureIII
Fagot16
Schalmei4
 
Couplers
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Positive to Pedal
Swell to Positive
Swell to Great
Positive to Great
Swell Octave
Swell Sub-octave
Swell Unison Off