Organs

Belfast Cathedral is fortunate in having one of the finest organs in Northern Ireland. It was originally built in 1907 by the world famous firm of Harrison & Harrison from Durham. During building work in the cathedral between 1968 and 1975, the organ was removed to the Harrison & Harrison factory, where it was renovated and enlarged, before being installed in a new position in the newly built South Transept. The organ is currently looked after by the Wells-Kennedy Partnership.

The stoplist is:

PEDAL:
Double Open Wood 32
Open Wood 16
Open Diapason 16
Violone 16
Sub Bass 16
Quint 10 2/3
Octave Wood 8
Principal 8
Flute 8
Fifteenth 4
Octave Flute 4
Twenty Second 2
Mixture III (22.26.29)
Bombardon 32
Ophicleide 16
Fagotto 16
Posaune 8
Bassoon 8
Schalmei 4


GREAT:
Grosse Geigen 16
Double Claribel Flute 16
Open Diapason I 8
Open Diapson II 8
Geigen 8
Rohr Flöte 8
Stopped Diapason 8
Principal 4
Wald Flöte 4
Twelfth 2 2/3
Fifteenth 2
Mixture IV (19.22.26.29)
Cornet V (1.8.12.15.17)
Double Trumpet 16
Trumpet 8 (prepared for)
Octave Trumpet 4 (prepared for)

SWELL:
Lieblich Bourdon 16
Open Diapason 8
Lieblich Gedeckt 8
Echo Gamba 8
Vox Angelica 8
Octave Gamba 4
Lieblich Flöte 4
Falutina 2
Mixture III (12.19.22)
Mixture IV (26.29.33.36)
Double Trumpet 16
Trumpet 8
Oboe 8
Clarion 4

 

POSITIVE:
Diapason 8
Gedact 8
Principal 4
Nazard 2 2/3
Wald Flöte 2
Tierce 1 3/5
Larigot 1 1/3
Cimbel III (29.33.36)
Tromba 8
Octave Tromba 4
SOLO:
Quintaton 16
Viole 8
Flute d'Amour 8
Spitz Flöte 8
Gemshorn 4
Flauto Traverso 4
Piccolo 2
Orchestral Oboe 8
Cromorne 8
Tuba 8
COUPLERS:
Solo to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Great to Pedal
Positive to Pedal
Solo to Positive
Swell to Positive
Solo to Great
Swell to Great
Positive to Great
Trombas on Great
Solo to Swell
Swell Octave
Swell Sub-Octave
Swell Unison off
  
  

In 2013, in recognition of Ian Barber's 30 years as Organist of the cathedral, a continuo organ was purchased from Wells-Kennedy. Now known as the Barber Organ, this instrument plays an important part in the musical life of the cathedral and is used weekly for services and concerts.

The stoplist is:

Stopped Diapson 8
Rohr Flute 4
Fifteenth 2
Octave 1

 

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