St Joseph's Church Organ
(Photographs by Dr. Norbert Kelvin and Ronan Murray)
The organ of St. Joseph's church, Glasthule, Co. Dublin.
Built by George Benson, Dublin and Manchester 1892
Double Diapason 16 - Open Diapason 8 - Stop. Diapason & Clarabella 8 - String Gamba 8 - Dulciana 8 - Bourdon 8* - Principal 4 - Harmonic Flute 4 - Twelfth 22/3* - Fifteenth 2 - Mixture 19-22 - Trumpet 8 - Clarion 4
Lieblich Bourdon 16 - Open Diapason 8 - Lieblich Gedacht 8 - Viol d'Amour 8 - Voix Celestes 8 - Gemshorn 4 - Octavin 2* - Mixture 15-19-22 - Cornopean 8 - Hautboy 8 - Voix Humaine 8* - Tremulant
Soubasse 32 - Open Diapason 16 - Bourdon 16 - Violincello 8 - Bass Flute 8 - Quinte 51/3 - Flute 4 - Bombarde 16* - Trompette 8* - Clairon 4*
Swell to Great - Great to Pedal - Swell to Pedal - Swell Octave - Swell Sub-octave - Swell Octave to Great - Swell Sub-octave to Great
Stops marked * are prepared for
Compasses are 58 notes for the manuals and 30 notes for the pedal.
The organ underwent modifications in the 1950's and was restored by J.W. Walker in 1996, including electrification of the actions and piston system (originally tubular-pneumatic) and reversal of any tonal changes. Pistons are instantly adjustable by capture system and the swell pedal is mechanical and centrally sited.
The instrument is now in the care of Trevor Crowe, Ltd.
The organ is played at the 11.30 Mass on Sundays and at several concerts throughout the year.
For further information contact Ronan Murray (ronanmurraymusic[at]hotmail.com). See also www.irishpipeorgans.com.
Last Updated (Saturday, 11 December 2010 11:33)