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Glenstal Abbey, Murroe

RegionCo. Limerick - County
Uploaded byMatthew Breen
Builder(s)
Kenneth Jones and Associates (1981)
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This organ was built in 1981 in the neo-baroque style (but can handle romantic works surprisingly well for an instrument of this aesthetic). Although it has a very small specification for the size of the building it sounds very commanding from its situation at the front of the church behind the altar. It features a reversed, detached mechanical console, electric stop action with a comprehensive combination system, and brightly coloured pipes!
It is almost exactly the same tonally as the organ of Holy Redeemer Church, Bray.

The organ-case itself looks very like the decorative work frequently found behind the altars of Georgian churches. This is because such a piece was found in a redundant church and used, along with some new paneling, to form the Glenstal organ's case.

Great
Principal8
Rohrflute8
Octave4
Fifteenth2
MixtureIII
Fagot16
Trumpet8
 
Swell
Gedackt8
Salicional8
Flute4
Fifteenth2
Doublette1
SesquialteraII
 
Pedal
Bourdon16
Bass Flute8
Choral Bass4
MixtureIV
Fagot (Great)16
Trumpet (Great)8
 
Couplers
Swell to Great
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal