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Waiapu Anglican Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Napier - New Zealand

The organ of St. John's Cathedral was rebuild and enlarged and opened on the 5th April 2013. The specification and voicing honoured the previous work of the 1974 Croft and 1884 Lewis and introduced an enclosed Solo Division as a 4th manual in memory of the former 1907 Dodd Organ destroyed in the 1931 earthquake. A new 4 manual mobile terraced drawstop console is installed at floor level. The Positive division was relocated to the north loft which formerly was occupied by the console. The Solo division was placed alongside the Swell in the former Positive chamber. The Tromba is also in the North loft with the Positive. The Fanfare Trumpet was completed to full compass .

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Former Organ







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Our vision for the organ was to honour the work of Ken Aplin and the Croft firm and the original Lewis heritage. It is a testament to Gary who has given incredible service to the Cathedral and Church music. It also honours the work of Josiah Dodd whose 1907 organ was destroyed in the 1931 earthquake.

Swell Organ: 61 notes (expressive), Manual III

Bourdon 16 (i)
*Geigen Principal 8
*Rohr Flote 8
*Viole de Gambe 8
*Voix Celeste TC 8
*Geigen Principal 4
*Flute Harmonique 4
*Flautina 2
*Mixture III
Contra Fagotto 16 (e)
Fagotto 8 (e)
*Trompette 8
Clarion 4 (k)

  • Swell Tremulant
  • Swell Octave
  • Swell Sub Octave
  • Swell Unison Off

Pedal Organ: 32 notes (* = slider chest)

Open Diapason 16 Wood
Principal 16 (b) Metal
Subbass 16 (a)
Quintaton 16 (c) (Pos)
Bourdon 16 (i) (Swell)
Quint 10 2/3 (a)
Octave 8 (b)
Bass Flute 8 (a)
*Spitz Octave 4
*Flute 4
*Super Octave 2
*Mixture III
Contra Posaune 32 (d)
Posaune 16 (d)
Fagotto 16 (e) (Swell)
Posaune 8 (d)
Schalmey 4 (j)

Positive Organ: 61 notes Manual I

Quintaton 16 (c)
*Principal 8
*Chimney Flute 8
Quintaton 8 (c)
*Principal 4
*Wald Flute 4
*Nazard 2 2/3
*Block Flute 2
*Tierce 1 3/5
*Larigot 1 1/3
*Sifflote 1
*Cimbel III
*Dulzian 16
*Cromorne 8

  • Positive Tremulant

Great Organ: 61 notes Manual II

Double Open Diapason 16 (b/f)
Bourdon 16 (a)
Open Diapason 8 (f)
*Principal 8
*Stopped Diapason 8
*Octave 4
*Nason Flute 4
*Twelfth 2 2/3
*Fifteenth 2
*Tierce 1 3/5
*Mixture IV
*Trumpet 8
*Clarion 4
Fanfare Trumpet 8 (g)
Tromba 8 (h)

Solo Organ: 61 notes (# = Unenclosed) (expressive), Manual IV

*Orchestral Flute 8
*Unda Maris TC 8
*Viole d’Orchestre 8
*Salicional 8
*Vox Angelica TC 8
*Vienna Flute 4
*Gemshorn 4
*Harmonic Piccolo 2
*Vox Humana 8
*Clarinet 8
*Oboe 8
#Fanfare Trumpet 8(g)
#Tromba 8(h)

  • Solo Tremulant
  • Solo Octave
  • Solo Sub Octave
  • Solo Unison Off

Intermanual Couplers:

Solo to Swell
Solo to Great
Solo to Positive
Swell to Great
Swell to Positive
Positive to Great
Solo to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Great to Pedal
Positive to Pedal

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