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Albany Wesley Church

Albany Wesley Church

Swell to Great, and one for Great to Pedal. Both are reversibleAlbany Wesley Church

Albany Wesley Church

Albany Wesley Church

Albany Wesley Church

Albany Wesley Church

Name of institution Wesley Uniting Church
Type of institution Church
Street Address Duke Street
City Albany
State Western Australia
Postcode
Country Australia
Name of building Wesley Uniting Church
Name of room Church sanctuary
Dates of the building 1890
Architect’s and builder’s names
Special architectural features The church and manse buildings are fine examples of the later Victorian Gothic style.  Of similar style were the Wesley Churches at Greenough and Fremantle.
Special fittings The church has walls of local granite and elaborate brick window surrounds.
Other location information Built in 1903, the manse features elegant ornamentation and turned verandah posts. It was a gift to the church by prominent merchant John Robinson and his wife.
Name of contact J R Elms
Mailing Address
Telephone 9841 4458
Email
Other contact information
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Date of previous organs 1890, installed Wesley Uniting Church, Albany, 1894
Detail of previous organs Built by Alfred Kirkland, London.  2 manual 5 stops.
Dates when key work has been undertaken
Dates of any moves that have taken place Original installation in rear gallery with the choir.
Organ and choir moved front of church in 1941.
Removed from Wesley Church 1966 to storage.
Installed in Lockyer Uniting Church 1995 by P.J. Elms. 
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 Freestanding
Case description Open arrangement, no case
Placement in room Front left side of sancturary.  Choir stalls also moved to this location at the time of installation of the new organ.
Builder's name Paul F. Hufner, Perth.
Opus number XXVI
Date of completion/installation 1966
Construction materials
Number of manuals Two (2)
Key compasses CC-ccc
Number of keys 61
Key material
Pedal compass CC-f
Number of pedals 30
Pedalboard type Concave, radiating
Pedalboard material
Type of chests
Type of key action Electro-pneumatic and electro-magnetic
Type of stop action Electro-magnetic
Couplers Swell Sub Octave, Swell Octave, Swell - Great Sub. Swell - Great, Swell - Great Octave, Swell - Pedal, Great - Pedal
Tremulants Swell
Accessories    6 general pistons, 8 Pedal pistons, Toe studs for Swell to Great, and Great to Pedal (both reversible), four memory levels
Console type Detached stoptab
Stop label material
Placement Nave end of choir stalls, facing congregation
General design
Playing aids Balance Swell pedal
Divisions    Great, Swell, Pedal
Wind pressures
Stop listSwell to Great, and one for Great to Pedal. Both are reversible
GREAT
Bourdon 16'
Open Diapason 8'
Claribel 8'
Lieblich Gedeckt 8'
Dulciana 8'
Octave Diapason 4'
Spitz Flote 4'
Dulcet 4'
Twelfth 2-2/3'
Fifteenth 2'
Mixture 19:22 II
Gemshorn 2'
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SWELL
Lieblich Gedeckt 8'
Gamba
8'
Lieblich Flute 4'
Gamba
4'
Nazard Flute 2-2/3'
Piccolo
2'
Gamba 2'
Larigot 1-1/3'
Octavin 1'
Horn 8'
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PEDAL
Subbass 16' Electronic
Bourdon 16'
Principal 8'
Bass Flute 8'
Quint 10-2/3'
Dolce 8'
Choral Bass 4'
Double Dulciana 16' Electronic
Trombone 16' Electronic
Fagotto 16' Electronic
Trumpet 8' Electronic
Cremona 4' Electronic
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Total number of speaking stops 34
Total number of ranks Six (6) ranks extended.  
Additional electronic/digital pedal stops.
Total number of pipes
Dates when key work has been undertaken on current organ Enlarged 1990 (Devtronics electronic pedal stops and Dulciana extension) J.R. Elms. 
Solid state action installed 1995 J.R. Elms & T.W. Reed.
Combination action 1998 J.R. Elms & T.W. Reed.
Dates of any moves that have taken place to current organ
Information on current organ The mixture on the Great at 19.22 is derived from the Dulciana. With the 2' Gamba drawn separately that gives a three rank mixture with two unison ranks. It is very effective.
Comparable instruments to current organ
Current status
Assessment of organ
Other organs by this builder
Photographs Photograph of church from Albany Gateway
Photograph of church exterior detail by Bruce Duncan
Photograph of organ from J R Elms
Photographs of church interior and organ detail by Bruce Duncan
Technical documents 
General documents
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Supporting information Historical information from Register of Heritage Places
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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 23 November 2008.
Additional information and photographs collected during site visit by Bruce Duncan 13 January 2009.
Correction and addition of detail by Bob Elms 01 December 2010.
Additional information from Bob Elms 20 march 2012.




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