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The first step was the acuistion of an organ from the German group "Barock in Bahia e.V" under the direction of Hans Bönisch from 1990 to 1992.  The organ of the Catheral was constructed in 1992 in Germany, and arrived in Salvador that December.  The solemn inaguration of the new Cathedral organ was on January 19, 1993.  The Instrument only had 6 registers and 440 tubes with one keyboard and one pedal.  In April of 1996, he organ was damaged by a tropical storm because the roof of the Cathedral was under restoration and not in condition to withstand a storm. With the help of the Bahia State Government, the organ was totally restored in Germany, and there was another inaguration in October 1996 upon the organ's return to Salvador.

 

The first enlargement of the instrument was in February 1999 where the organ was Fitted with two new registers:  8' Principal and 8' Trumpet with 108 new tubes. The second enlargement was in September 1999, and the organ was fitted with three new registers:  16' Contrabass, 32' Sub-Contrabass and 16' Trombone. The third, and last improvemnt of the organ was in November 2000.  The organ Finally received a second keyboard with 4 more registers: Flute Harmonique 8', Octava 4', mix and Oboe 8'. Today the organ has 18 registers, 2 keyboards and a pedal. The organ has a rich and majestic sound which floods the mother church of Brazil. The organ is played at the Cathedral on holy mass by Hans Bonisch, who is the Principle organist and the Master of Chapel at the Cathedral, on Sundays at 11:00 amThe first enlargement of the instrument was in February 1999 where the organ was Fitted with two new registers:  8' Principal and 8' Trumpet with 108 new tubes. 

The second enlargement was in September 1999, and the organ was fitted with three new registers:  16' Contrabass, 32' Sub-Contrabass and 16' Trombone. The third, and last improvemnt of the organ was in November 2000.  The organ Finally received a second keyboard with 4 more registers: Flute Harmonique 8', Octava 4', mix and Oboe 8'. Today the organ has 18 registers, 2 keyboards and a pedal. The organ has a rich and majestic sound which floods the mother church of Brazil. The organ is played at the Cathedral on holy mass by Hans Bonisch, who is the Principle organist and the Master of Chapel at the Cathedral, on Sundays at 11:00 am.

 

 

Organ
 

I Manual:

Prinzipal 16'

Prinzipal 8'

Metall Gedackt 8'

Voix Celestis 8'

Praestant 4'

Feldflöte 2'

Mixtur 3 fach

Trompete 8'

II - I

II Manual:

Bourdon 8'

Flûte Harmonique 8'

Gamba 8'

Octave 4'

Rohrflöte 4'

Octave 2'

Larigot 1 1/3'

Sesquialter 2 fach

Oboe 8'

Pedal: Unterstatz 32', Subbass 16', Soubasse 16', Oktavbass 8', Posaune 16', Trompete 8', II/P e I/P

 


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Desenvolvido por: Valter de Carvalho