Wellington Cathedral New Zealand October 2018
Wellington Cathedral’s pipe organ was destroyed by an earthquake in late 2016 which fortunately left the building largely undamaged. After much consultation the bold or pragmatic step was take to install a digital organ that will be unaffected by any future earthquake.
This instrument, our largest yet has 85 speaking stops that will play through 42 speaker cabinets. It has a comprehensive capture action that includes an Ipad page turner piston for digitised music scores. And many more unusual features to tell you about after the installation.
The striking console has been made to match the design of the pulpit to which it sits adjacent. The keyboards naturals have Cherry Wood veneer and the sharps are of Rosewood while the drawstop heads are Mahogany.
Michael Stewart, Organist and Director of Music
In short, my colleague Richard Apperley and I have been incredibly impressed with the instrument and we are very pleased indeed with how the organ sounds and what it is capable of. As you know, we toured the UK in November of 2017 with a view to assessing digital organs, and came away disappointed until we visited your home in Bicester and played on your own Regent Classic organ which is, I believe, has since been in use at both York Minster and Canterbury Cathedral. We were immediately struck by the comfort and beauty of the console, and the quality of the sound.
It was a delight to have you and Jeremy install our organ with your team in October of last year. Since that time we have enjoyed a fabulous inauguration recital by Dr Joseph Nolan, a powerful presentation of Olivier Messiaen’s La Nativite du Seignuer , and the requisite Advent and Christmas services; the new organ has performed admirably throughout.
Please accept our thanks for a job very well done - I will continue to recommend your company to those in the market for a digital organ.
|Double Diapason||32||Double Diapason||16||Lieblich Bourdon||16||Bourdon||16||Contra Viole||16|
|Sub Bourdon||32||Bourdon||16||Contra Gamba||16||Open Diapason||8||Viole Celeste||8|
|Open Wood||16||Open Diapason I||8||Geigen Principal||8||Bourdon||8||Viole d'Orchestre||8|
|Open Metal||16||Open Diapason II||8||Lieblich Gedackt||8||Flute Celeste||8||Flute Harmonique||8|
|Lieblich Bourdon||16||Stopped Diapason||8||Voix Celeste||8||Chimney Flute||4||Octave Viole||4|
|Violone||16||Octave||4||Geigen Octave||4||Nazard||2-2/3||Harmonic Piccolo||2|
|Principal||8||Principal||4||Lieblich Flute||4||Fifteenth||2||Cor Anglais||16|
|Bass Flute||8||Harmonic Flute||4||Fifteenth||2||Block Flute||2||Clarinet||8|
|Octave Flute||4||Fifteenth||2||Contra Fagotto||16||Larigot||1-1/3||French Horn||8|
|Contra Bombarde||32||Full Mixture||IV||Trumpet||8||Bassoon||16||Contra Tuba||16|
|Bassoon||16||Sharp Mixture||III||Vox Humana||8||Cromorne||8||Tuba Mirbilis||8|
|Solo to Pedal||Swell to Great||Solo to Swell||Swell to Choir||Solo Sub Octave|
|Great to Pedal||Choir to Great||Swell Super Octave||Solo to Choir||Solo Super Octave|
|Swell to Pedal||Solo to Great||Swell Sub Octave||Solo Unison Off|
|Choir to Pedal||Swell Unison Off|