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■St Mary's Pro-CatHedral; Paniell, was packed last night on the oc'caaion-ol'jitie opening of -the new orgaii ; feoentlyerec£- ;:- ed' there. Many of the of her parishes in ■the dioceee •were in.'addition to 'the regular congregation. 'An evehsoiig serri-ce, at which a"sbeciaj]y augmented choir assisted, -wa3 held, the anthem, "Praise the LordY' being efiectively rendered bythe '<dioir, and at the same time giving the organist an opportunity of showing the quality of tho new instrument. Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus" -was also sung; and Bishop Neligan delivered a brief ■ address. .. i After the service, the organist, Dr. W. E. T&omas, gave a recital which showed both placer and instrument to the best advantage. ■ Guihnant's "Eriere Berceuse" was followed by Adams' "Man. of Sorrows," sung by Mr. Arthur Dunn.' Other organ solos were 3>oorak's "Lente c Graziose," Handel's Concerto (Larghetto and Allegro), and a. prelude and! i iugue of Bach's. Cr. Thomas also gave an effective voluntary. ■■■ • The new organ is the largest in Auck- \ land, and cost about £%100. It was built by Mr. George Croft, of this city, and has a total of 31 stops, together with cix couplers. There are 10 etope on the great organ, 11 on the swell organ, six on the choir organ, and four pedal stops. It is blown , by hydiaulio power, and is the first organ in Auckland to be fitted with a trombone on the pedals.

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ST. MARY'S NEW ORGAN., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 73, 26 March 1909

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ST. MARY'S NEW ORGAN. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 73, 26 March 1909

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