The 2017 Restoration Of St Mary’s, Auckland

This organ was built by George Croft, the renowned Auckland organ builder in 1909 and is regarded as his magnum opus. It was rebuilt in 1985 with a revised specification, altered wind system with lower wind-pressures, electric action and a changed console. We were asked to restore the organ to give its original feel and sound. We removed the added bellows and returned original bellows to double-rise. The original wind pressures were used and the specification was revised to match the Edwardian ethos. The console was restored back to its original glory. It is now a very grand instrument with a remarkable sound.

Final Specification.

Great 10 stops

16 Double Diapason

8 Open Diapason No. I

8 Open Diapason No. II

8 Clarabella

4 Principal

4 Harmonic Flute

2 2/3 Twelfth

(2017,ex 1985Sesquialtera)

2 Fifteenth (returned from Swell)

III Mixture 15-19-22 (2017)

8 Trumpet

Swell 12 stops (enclosed)

8 Open Diapason

8 Stopped Diapason

8 Viola da Gamba

8 Voix Celeste

4 Principal

4 Wald Flute

2 Flautina (returned from Choir)

III Mixture (2017) 17-19-22

16 Double Trumpet (1985)

8 Cornopean

8 Oboe


Choir 8 stops (enclosed)

8 Viola

8 Gedact

4 Salicet(2017)

4 Lieblich Flute

8 Vox Humana (2017)

8 Clarinet (completed to CC)

Tremulant (2017)

8 Tromba (2017, Unenclosed)

Pedal 6 stops

32 Sub Bass (B) (2017 Harmonic Bass)

16 Open Diapason (A)

16 Bourdon (B)

8 Principal (A)

8 Bass Flute (B)

16 Trombone

Couplers 13 stops

Swell to Great

Swell to Pedal

Swell to Choir

Swell Octave

Swell Sub Octave

Swell Unison off

Choir to Great

Choir to Pedal

Choir Octave

Choir Sub Octave

Choir Unison off

Great to Pedal

Great & Pedal Combs.