Pipe organ – Alexander Young 1887, ex Rhyl (North Wales)
GREAT SWELL PEDAL
Open Diapason 8 Open Diapason 8 Bourdon 16
Lieblich Gedeckt 8 Hohl Flute 8
Dulciana 8 Salicional 8
Harmonic Flute 4 Voix Celeste 8 TC
Principal 4 Gemshorn 4
Whilst the specification on paper suggests this is an organ of limited ability, we chose to save it and bring it here to Ireland (having inspected 12 other organs in the area) because it enjoys unusually good tone due to good pipe scaling. It is an extremely satisfying instrument, and could be enlarged if necessary to suit a bigger building as it does have lots of fundamental tone to work from as a datum.
Our high regard for this organ is backed up with a report by the respected UK consultant Mr. Paul Joslin (M Mus, GRSM, LRAM, ARCM). He values the organ at approx. £150,000 Sterling.
It contains the best Bourdon 16 we have ever heard – it provides perfect, good fundamental tone, without any coughing on speech.
The side pipes (mostly dummies anyway) are to be omitted from any future installation as their construction was not suitable for retention.
Compass 56/30, mechanical action to Gt.and Sw., pneumatic action to Ped.
Tremulant to Swell
Dimensions 2795mm wide x 2482mm deep, excl. pedalboard – allow a further metre for comfort (9’2” x 8’1 ½”). Height to top of central pipe 5080mm (16’8”).
It remains for sale despite the fact that it very nearly found a home a few times already.