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Address: Gyldenløves gate 9, 4611 Kristiansand, Norway


  • Exterior
  • Artist's impression of proposed main organ
  • Artist's impression of proposed choir organ
  • Current organ (redundant from September 2013)
Kristiansand domkirke (Kristiansand Cathedral) in Kristiansand, Norway is the seat of the Bishop of Agder and Telemark in the Church of Norway. It is a Neo-Gothic church completed in 1885 and designed by the architect Henrik Thrap-Meyer.[1]

It is the third cathedral built in the town of Kristiansand and one of the largest cathedrals in Norway. It is 70 m long and 39 m wide, and the only tower is 70 m in height. In the beginning, the cathedral had 2,029 seats, but is now reduced to 1,300 people.

In order to exploit the ancient walls of the church that burned in 1880, was the altar placed against the west, while the churches usually tend to have the altar in the east.

The cathedral is on the same location as the three previous churches. The first one, called Trinity Church was built in 1645 and was a small wooden church. When Kristiansand was appointed capital of the diocese in 1682, began building the first cathedral of the city, called Our Saviors Church. The first cathedral, built in stone, was consecrated in 1696, but burned down in 1734. The second cathedral, consecrated in 1738, was ruined by a fire that affected the whole city, on 18 December 1880. When the 1940 German attack on Kristiansand took place early in the morning of 9 April 1940, the cathedral tower was hit by a grenade which fortunately only hit the tower's upper part.

(source: wikipedia)

The acoustic, in accordance with room size and form, is rather subdued with a relatively short reverberation time. It can be compared with a good concert hall (approx. 1.5 seconds reverberation).

(source: http://www.publictenders.net/tender/268773)

Main organEdit

The new organ is composed of two separate instruments: the main organ in the west gallery and the choir organ on the south gallery. Both organs are playable from the four manual console on the west gallery. In addition, the organ will receive a mobile console in the nave.

The new case is basically a copy of the case by Thrap-Meyer of the Nielsen organ from 1885 (demolished in 1966). The case of the choir organ is designed accordingly.

It is expected to be installed by September 2013.

Division Stop Name Length (ft)
I - Hovedverk Bourdon 16
Principal 8
Gedackt 8
Gamba 8
Octave 4
Quint 2 2/3
Superoctave 2
Mixture major III-V (2')
Mixture minor III (1 1/3')
Trompete 8
Tuba (Bombardverk) 8
II - Positiv Quintaton 16
Principal 8
Bourdon 8
Viola 8
Octave 4
Copula 4
Nasard 2 2/3
Quarte 2
Tierce 1 3/5
Larigot 1
Mixture IV 1
Cor Anglais 8
Cromorne 8
Tremulant
Tuba (Bombardverk) 8
III - Svelleverk Diapason 8
Cor de nuit 8
Salicional 8
Vox angelica 8
Gemshorn 4
Flauto dolce 4
Octavin 2
Sesquialtera IV (2')
Corno 8
Oboe 8
Vox humana 8
Tremulant
Tuba (Bombardverk) 8
IV - Bombardverk Principal 16
Octave 8
Flûte harmonique 8
Flûte traversière 4
Tierce 3 1/5
Cornet III-V (2 2/3')
Bombarde 16
Trompette harmonique 8
Clairon 4
Tuba 8
Pedal Contra Bourdon 32
Majorbass 16
Subbass 16
Cor de nuit 16
Salicional 16
Octave bass 8
Gedackt 8
Gemshorn 8
Octave 4
Mixture V (2 2/3')
Contra Posaune 32
Posaune 16
Basson 16
Trompete 8
Tuba (Bombardverk)

8

Couplers:

HV/HV 16'

Pos/HV

SV/HV

BV/HV

SV/Pos

BV/Pos

SV/SV 16'

SV/SV 4'

HV/Ped

Pos/Ped

SV/Ped

BV/Ped

Other notesEdit

Manual compass: C-a3

Pedal compass: C-g1

Chimes/ 'Klokkespil

'Registerfessel' (Reversible memory system)

Manual & pedal combinations

Main console: Mechanical key action; Electric stop action

Movable console: Electric key action; Electric stop action

Korverk A (of Choir organ) playable on manual IV of main console; manual II of mobile console

Korverk B (of Choir organ) playable on manual IV of main console; manual III of mobile console

Choir organEdit

Division Stop Name Length (ft)
Korverk A Prestant 8
Dulciana 8
Dulciana celeste 8
Octave 4
Korverk B Gedackt 8
Flute 4
Quartane II (2')
Echo Trumpet 8
Korverk Pedal Subbass 16

Couplers:

KV A/II & KV B/III [main console?]

KV A+B

KV A/Ped

KV B/Ped

Other notesEdit

Manual compass: C-a3

Pedal compass: C-g1

Main console: Mechanical key action; Electric stop action

Movable console: Electric key action; Electric stop action

Korverk A playable on manual IV of main console; manual II of mobile console

Korverk B playable on manual IV of main console; manual III of mobile console


source: http://www.klais.de

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