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Ronan Murray Video 86

Widor Allegro from 6th Organ Symphony (extract)

Ronan Murray Video 86
John Manners

ronanmurraymusic@hotmail.com @ The ChurchMusic.ie Team
January 2, 2020

Widor Allegro from 6th Organ Symphony (extract)

Date: May 2010
Duration: 2:05
View Count: 998

The 1936 Magahy/1996 Trevor Crowe organ in the Franciscan Church of the Immaculate Conception, Merchant’s Quay, Dublin. This wonderful instrument contains French reeds on the Great organ as well as many beautiful flutes, strings and mutations. Needless to say, it sounds infinitely more impressive in the body of the church than recorded close-up with an iPhone. The reeds hadn’t been tuned at the time of my playing this, but it still gives a flavour of a fine instrument. They are blessed in having an exceptionally talented resident organist, Paul McKeever, who really gets the very best from this fine organ. The church is better known as Adam and Eve’s on account of its having been built on the site of a notorious tavern bearing that name. True to tradition, the church hall has a bar in it. Only in Ireland. I love it!

Here’s the stoplist. There’s also a tremulant on the choir, as well as three prepared stops; a trumpet 8′ and clarion 4′ on the choir organ and a Contra Fagotto 32′ for the pedal division.

http://www.iol.ie/~rod/organ/specs/dublin/merchantsquay.html