St Woolos Cathedral, Newport - Chancel Case

St Woolos’ Cathedral, Newport

St Woolos’ has been a site of Christian worship since the 6th century. The latest extension to the cathedral was viewed by HM Queen Elizabeth II during its construction in 1962.

The former organ, built by Hill, Norman & Beard, was dedicated by the Archbishop of Wales on 18th October 1966. The instrument incorporated most of the Hill organ, formerly in Newport Town Hall, with the exception of the Pedal department. Much of the Pedal section was from the former cathedral organ, as this section was more adaptable to the limited space available.

In 1997, Nicholson & Co completed a re-build of the organ which included a complete internal restructuring with new building frame, action and chests, a new four-manual console and two cases in English oak together with re-intonation and additions to the pipework.

Specification

Great
Bourdon
Open Diapason
Stopped Diapason
Viola
Octave
Flute
Octave Quint
Super Octave
Full Mixture III 15.19.22
Sharp Mixture III 22.26.29
Trumpet

Swell
Geigen Principal
Stopped Flute
Salicional
Unda Maris (T.C.)
Principal
Gedeckt Flute
Gemshorn
Plein Jeu IV 19.22.26.29
Contra Fagotto
Cornopean
Tremulant

Chapel Choir
Stopped Diapason
Dulciana
Principal
Chimney Flute
Octave

16
8
8
8
4
4
22/3
2
-
-
8


8
8
8
8
4
4
2
-
16
8



8
8
4
4
2
Solo (enclosed)
Harmonic Flute
Viola da Gamba
Viola Celeste (T.C.)
Harmonic Flute
Nazard
Flageolet
Tertian II 17.19
Clarinet (unenclosed)
Bombarde

Pedal
Acoustic Bass
Open Diapason
Bourdon
Principal
Bass Flute
Fifteenth
Spitzflute
Mixture IV 19.22.26.29
Ophicleide
Bombarde

8
8
8
4
22/3
2
-
8
8


32
16
16
8
8
4
4
-
16
8