Saturday, June 24, 2017

Organ


Church of St. Nicholas, Galway

"In 1912, a new organ was ordered from Norman & Beard of Norwich for the sum of £908, half of which was the gift of Mr Andrew Carnegie. A small amount of pipework was incorporated from the old Walker instrument.

This instrument has had many repairs and overhauls (with major work carried out in 1945, 1957-9, 1963, 1977-8 and 1982), during which most of the original tubular pneumatic actions were discarded in favour of electro-pneumatic replacements" (www.stnicholas.ie).

15 comments:

  1. What you all can know about an instrument. Nice story. I like it.

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  2. I admire the person who can play this instrument. All those buttons and a double keyboard...

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  3. ...I'm having a hard time hearing it.

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  4. I don't know much about Andrew Carnegie but he must have been a very generous man. There is a library building (now used as a hairdressers) in my town here in Canada that was given by him.

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  5. Andrew really knew how to give back, he was an amazing man. A very thoughtful gift it is.
    "No man will make a great leader if he wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it."

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  6. Oh what a great photo. Thanks for the information too :)

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  7. That's an oldie but goodie. Pipe organs sound good in certain situations. I have a small electronic piano with a pipe organ setting. It's amazing how much it sounds like a real pipe organ.

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  8. It looks pretty good for it's age RR, they're looking after it well!

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  9. Very old fashioned. My father has played that.

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  10. Carnegie was a wonderful man!

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  11. Every temple important has a great organ, which accompanies with its music the ceremonies

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  12. What a wonderful instrument and well cared for too. It looks very complicated to play. Wonderful photo and history.

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  13. I appreciated this.
    My Dear Dad used to play the organ, he is now 92yrs. I will show him this photograph when I next see him ... he will love to see it.

    All the best Jan

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  15. Lovely, old-fashioned instrument.

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