The Organ Society of Western Australia
Home  About us  Members  Executive  Constitution  Events  In The Pipeline  Pipe Organs in WA  Links  Contact

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN PIPE ORGANS

Rockingham Free Reformed Church
.
Rockingham Free Reformed Church

Rockingham Free Reformed Church

Rockingham Free Reformed Church
Photo of the organ when it was located at Oegstgeest Gereforme Kerk
Photo: Henk van Eeken
.
Name of institution Free Reformed Church of Rockingham
Type of institution Christian Church
Street Address 879 Mandurah Road
City Baldivis
State Western Australia
Postcode 6171
Country Australia
Name of building Free Reformed Church of Rockingham
Name of room
Dates of the building
Architect’s and builder’s names
Special architectural features
Special fittings
Other location information
Name of contact Rev. R. D. Andreson
Mailing Address 879 Mandurah Road, Baldivis, WA, 6171
Telephone 0408 907 919
Email andersonharpsichords@gmail.com
Other contact information
.
Date of previous organs None
Detail of previous organs
Dates when key work has been undertaken
Dates of any moves that have taken place
Variations from original design of organ
Information on previous organs
Information about comparable instruments to previous organs
.
Present organ
Type of installation Free standing
Case description Natural wood
Placement in room Rear gallery
Builder's name K.B. Blank & Zoon, Herwijnen, The Netherlands
Opus number
Date of completion/installation 1973
Construction materials Oak case, flue pipe made of organ metal
Number of manuals One
Key compasses C-fff
Number of keys
Key material Bone and ebony
Pedal compass C-d
Number of pedals
Pedalboard type
Pedalboard material Oak
Type of chests Slider
Type of key action Tracker
Type of stop action Mechanical
Couplers Manual to pedal
Tremulants General tremulant
Accessories   
Console type Integral draw stop
Stop label material
Placement Drawstops
General design Based on early 17th Century
Playing aids Console light
Divisions    Great, Pedal
Wind pressures Pitch: a ' = 463.4 Hertz
Stop list
MANUAL
Gedekt 8' b/d
Prestant 4' b/d
Roerfluit 4'
Octaaf 2'
Mixtuur II-III
Dulciaan 8' Bass
Trompet 8' Descant
..
PEDAL
Fagot 8'
.
Total number of stops 8
Total number of ranks 9
Total number of pipes
Dates when key work has been undertaken on current organ 2006 minor repairs, put into 1/4 comma syntonic meantone tuning, Dulcian and trumpet received hand-filed tongues and resonators lengthened to 17th century North German standards by organ building company: Henk van Eeken.
2011 Fagot received hand-filed tongues and resonators lengthened to 17th century North German standards by organ building company: Henk van Eeken.
Dates of any moves that have taken place to current organ 1973 built for and installed in Verzoeningskerk at Rijswijk, Netherlands. This church was closed in 2004.
2006 moved to Gereformeerde Kerk Vrijgemaakt, Oegstgeest, Netherlands by Henk van Eeken Orgelbouw.
2012 moved from Oegstgeest to Rockingham
Information on current organ The central display pipe is a historical example of hammered metal.
Comparable instruments to current organ
Current status In excellent condition
Assessment of organ
Other organs by this builder K.B. Blank & Zoon Orgelbouw have built many other organs in The Netherlands.
Photographs Photograph of the organ in Oegstgeest by Henk van Eeken.
Photographs of the organ at Rockingham by Roger Anderson.
Technical documents 
General documents
.
Supporting information The organ was conceived and built on historical principles. The inner pipes are hammered organ-metal, stopped pipes are soldered shut, front pipes have gilded labials, center-front decorated pipe is wholly gilded. It is tuned at a' = 463.4 Hertz (North German organ pitch). Although a small instrument in a fairly low-ceilinged room, the plenum produces 90 decibels of sound at the opposite end of the hall.
.
Document control 03 October 2013 by Bruce Duncan  with information provided by Roger Anderson





DGI Web Design
Home