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Ronan Murray Video 78

Organ Improvisation in Blackrock College chapel

Ronan Murray Video 78
John Manners

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January 2, 2020

Organ Improvisation in Blackrock College chapel

Date: Aug 2010
Duration: 4:25
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Trevor Crowe has augmented the chapel organ with sub and superoctave couplers and a Pedal Soubasse 32′ and quint. The work, due for completion in September 2011, will also include a Pedal Bombarde and Great Trompette, as well as Swell Open Diapason and Oboe (in place of superfluous upperwork). The Swell also gains a mixture. This improvisation gives a flavour of the the work done so far, Listen out for my use of the Swell sub and super octave couplers with the strings, underpinned by the Pedal foundations, including the new 32′ and quint.

Pedal Organ: Soubasse (acoustic) 32 Bourdon 16 Principal 8 Bass Flute 8 Quinte 5 1/3 Choral Bass 4 Bombarde 16 (French style of construction)

Great Organ: Open Diapason 8 Rohrflute 8 Octave 4 Wood Flute (open) 4 Nazard 2 2/3 Wide Octave 2 Tierce 1 3/5 Mixture III-IV Ranks Trompette 8 (extension of Pedal Bombarde)

Swell Organ: Open Diapason 8 Gedeckt 8 Salicional 8 Voix Celeste 8 Principal 4 Harmonic Flute 4 Mixture II Cornopean 8 Oboe 8 Tremulant

The key compasses are 56 notes for the manuals and 30 notes for the pedals.