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St. Andrew's Church, Westland Row, Dublin 2

RegionCo. Dublin - Dublin city
Uploaded byRónán Murray
Builder(s)
John White (1872)
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This organ was built by John White of Dublin in 1872. It was highly regarded, having several ranks of Cavaillé-Coll pipework, notably some reed stops. The inaugural recital was given by legendary Victorian virtuoso, W.T. Best. In the 1950s, the organ was rebuilt by Meates of Dublin, who unfortunately replaced the original pneumatic lever action with electro-pneumatic action, in addition to providing a detached, roll-top, tab-key console in place of the original attached one. Rushworth and Dreaper of Liverpool rebuilt the organ in 1976, at which time the Choir division lost its Dulciana, to be replaced by a Larigot. The mixture work was heavily altered and is now very high and screechy, standing away from the rest of the choruses. Rushworth and Dreaper also provided a half-length Fagot unit at 16 and 8 pitch on the Pedal division, plus a Pedal Choral Bass 4. As originally built, the organ had a full-length Cavaillé-Coll Bombarde on the Pedal. This may have disappeared before the 1976 rebuild. The instrument makes an absolutely thrilling sound in a cavernous acoustic, but is in dire need of major restoration.

Great
Double Open Diapason16
Open Diapason8
Stopped Diapason8
Harmonic Flute8
Principal4
Harmonic Flute4
Twelfth2 2/3
Fifteenth2
Tierce (replaced Gamba)1 3/5
MixtureIV
CimbelII
Trumpet 8
Clarion 4
 
Swell
Open Diapason8
Flute8
Salicional8
Voix Celestes (originally Bourdon 16)8
Principal4
MixtureIII
Oboe8
Vox Humana8
Trumpet8
Clarion4
Tremulant
 
Choir
Gedeckt8
Viol de Gamba8
Flute4
Piccolo2
Larigot (replaced Dulciana)1 1/3
Clarinet8
 
Pedal
Open Diapason16
Bourdon16
Octave8
Choral Bass (in place of original Bombarde 16)4
Fagot (on unit chest)16
Fagot (from 16)8
 
Couplers
Swell to Pedal
Great to Pedal
Choir to Pedal
Swell to Great
Swell Sub-Octave
Swell Octave
Swell Octave to Great
Choir to Great
Swell to Choir

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