The Organ at St. David’s

On Friday, June 28, 2019, St. David’s was very blessed to receive the gift of an Allen Digital Organ (Protégé AP-9) from the parish of Holy Trinity Riverbend.

(for technical details about the organ, please scroll down to the bottom of this page)


(small version) Allen Protégé AP-9 Console at Holy Trinity Riverbend Anglican Church, prior to being moved to St. David's Anglican Church Edmonton
The Allen Protégé AP-9 at Holy Trinity Riverbend prior to being moved to St. David’s

"The Mighty Baldwin" (Baldwin Church Organ model C-720T)
The old Baldwin Church Organ model C-720T at St. David’s from c. 1976 to June 24, 2019

From the late 1970’s until June 24, 2019, the music at St. David’s had been accompanied by a Baldwin Church Organ (model C-720T). For over four decades, this instrument had reliably brought much joy to hearts of the congregation.

Through an extremely generous gift from our sister parish, Holy Trinity Riverbend, we received a beautiful organ to replace the ageing “Mighty Baldwin” (as the old organ was affectionately known). This gift of an Allen Protégé Digital Organ (model AP-9) brings with it a much more capable instrument that realistically mirrors the sounds of a cathedral pipe organ to our parish.


The Organ’s Origins at Holy Trinity Riverbend…

(small) Cross outside Holy Trinity Riverbend v3
Cross outside Holy Trinity Riverbend

Prior to arriving at St. David’s, this particular instrument spent several years serving the parish of Holy Trinity Riverbend. This church opened during the 1990’s as a Chinese-Anglican parish, with Rev. Michael Sung serving as its Rector, and his wife Agnes Sung serving as its organist. This organ was initially donated to them from Alex Woo, who was the father of one of Agnes’ students. After several years of service at Holy Trinity Riverbed, it was determined that they no longer required the instrument, which resulted in it eventually being gifted to St. David’s.


St. David’s is very blessed to receive such a generous gift. This organ will bring years of enjoyment to the congregation.


Organ Details…

Great Division:

  • Lieblichgedackt 16′
  • Diapason 8′
  • Harmonic Flute 8′
  • Viola 8′
  • Viola Celeste 8′
  • Octave 4′
  • Spitzflöte 4′
  • Superoctave 2′
  • Mixture IV
  • Chimes
  • Tremulant

Swell Division:

  • Gedackt 8′
  • Viola 8′
  • Viola Celeste 8′
  • Spitzprinzipal 4′
  • Traversflöte 4′
  • Nasat 2 2/3′
  • Blockflöte 2′
  • Terz 1 3/5′
  • Fourniture IV
  • Contre Trompette 16′
  • Trompette 8′
  • Hautbois 8′
  • Tremulant

Positiv Division:

  • Holzgedackt 8′
  • Quintadena 8′
  • Prinzipal 4′
  • Koppelflöte 4′
  • Oktave 2′
  • Quintflöte 1 1/3′
  • Cymbal III
  • Krummhorn 8′
  • Tremulant

Pedal Division:

  • Contra Violone 32′
  • Diapason 16′
  • Bourdon 16′
  • Lieblichgedackt 16′
  • Octave 8′
  • Gedacktflöte 8′
  • Viola 8′
  • Posaune 16′
  • Trompette 8′

Couplers:

  • Swell to Great
  • Positiv to Great
  • MIDI on Great
  • MIDI on Swell
  • Swell to Positiv
  • MIDI on Positiv
  • Great to Pedal
  • Swell to Pedal
  • Positiv to Pedal
  • MIDI on Pedal

Generals:

  • Romantic Tuning Off
  • Bass Coupler
  • Melody Coupler
  • Tremulants Full
  • Reverb
  • Swell Console Spkrs. Off
  • Swell External Spkrs. Off
  • Gt-Po-Pd Console Spkrs. Off
  • Gt-Po-Pd External Spkrs. Off
  • Gt-Po Manual Transfer
  • Gt-Po-Pd Unenclosed

Expressions:

  • Great-Positiv-Pedal
  • Swell
  • Crescendo

Technical Specifications:

  • Sampling Rate: 52.5 kHz
  • Memory for Sound Storage: 64 Megabits
  • Bit Resolution: 16 Bits, plus additional 8 for expression, for a total of 24 Bits
  • Audio: Two M-5 Amplifiers with four channels totaling 240 watts RMS (self-contained)
  • Console Dimensions: Width 58-1/4″ (147.9 cm), Height 49-7/8″ (126.7 cm), Depth 31-3/4″ (80.6 cm), Depth with pedalboard and bench 55″ (139.7 cm)