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WESTERN AUSTRALIAN PIPE ORGANS

Wembley St Edmund

Wembley St Edmund

Wembley St Edmund

Wembley St Edmund



Name of institution St Edmund's Anglican Church
Type of institution Church
Street Address Pangbourne Street
City Wembley
State Western Australia
Postcode 6014
Country Australia
Name of building St Edmund's Anglican Church
Name of room Sanctuary
Dates of the building
Architect’s and builder’s names
Special architectural features
Special fittings
Other location information
Name of contact The Church Warden, Mrs Pamela Southwell
Mailing Address 52 – 54 Pangbourne St, Wembley  WA  6014
Telephone
Email
Other contact information
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Date of previous organs c1960
Detail of previous organs Charles Dirksen, Brisbane, two manual organ, electro-magnetic action, 2 ranks extended
Dates when key work has been undertaken
Dates of any moves that have taken place Built for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, South Perth.
Removed and relocated by Paul F. Hufner to St Edmund's Anglican Church, Wembley in 1970.
Removed and relocated to St Matthews, Armadale, in 1995.
Variations from original design of organ
Information on previous organs
Information about comparable instruments to previous organs
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Present organ
Type of installation Free standing organ case with attached console
Case description Cedar timber panels, gold paint to Open Diapason pipes on front. Bourdon 16’ on side of case.
Placement in room Rear gallery
Builder's name William Christmas Mack, Great Yarmouth, U.K.
Opus number
Date of completion/installation 1887
Construction materials Timber
Number of manuals Two (2)
Key compasses CC-ggg
Number of keys 56
Key material White naturals, ebony sharps
Pedal compass CCC-F
Number of pedals 30
Pedalboard type Concave radiating from 1993 (replacing original)
Pedalboard material
Type of chests Slider chests
Type of key action Mechanical
Type of stop action Mechanical
Couplers Swell to Great, Swell to Pedal, Great to Pedal
Tremulants Tremulant to whole organ
Accessories   
Console type Integrated to organ
Stop label material Wood, ivory, engraved insert discs
Placement Integrated to organ
General design Square, plain casework with decorated impost level panels
Playing aids
Divisions    Swell, Great, Pedal
Wind pressures Approx. 80mm wg
Stop list
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GREAT
Open Diapason 8' Metal
56 pipes
Viol di Gamba 8' Wood 56 pipes
Stopped Diapason 8' Wood 56 pipes
Lieblich Flute 4' Metal 56 pipes
Principal 4' Metal 56 pipes
Twelfth 2-2/3' Metal 56 pipes
Fifteenth 2' Metal 56 pipes
Cornopean 8' Metal 56 pipes
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SWELL
Vaux Angelica
8' Metal TC 44 pipes
Horn Diapason 8' Metal TC 44 pipes
Lieblich Gedact 8' Wood 56 pipes
Principal 4' Metal 56 pipes
Piccolo 2' Metal TC 44 pipes
Hautboy 8' Metal TC 44 pipes
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PEDAL
Bourdon 16' Wood 30 pipes
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Total number of stops 15
Total number of ranks 15
Total number of pipes 766
Dates when key work has been undertaken on current organ Cornopean substituted for original Great reed (Clarionet) 1995.
2008 repairs to all metal pipe work to re-instate cone tuning. Undertaken by Pipe Organs W.A. Pty Ltd.
Dates of any moves that have taken place to current organ Built for the Primitive Methodist Church, Great Yarmouth, England.
Installed in present location in 1993 by members of the Church under supervision of Dudley Bastian.
Information on current organ Handblowing mechanism intact, including drawstop  “Blower” which sounds a small pipe mounted on a puffer near the pump handle.
Comparable instruments to current organ
Current status Good condition
Assessment of organ
Other organs by this builder A twin of this organ, although somewhat modified, can be found at St Pauls Church, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Photographs Photographs of the church and organ from Pipe Organs WA
Technical documents 
General documents
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Supporting information
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Document control Original entries J R Elms, OAM, Gazetteer of Western Australian Pipe Organs, 1971, 1999,2003 and 2004.
This entry D B Duncan 02 February 2009.
Updated information and photographs from Pipe Organs WA 6 March 2009.




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