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Cannington St Michael

Cannington St Michael

Cannington St Michael

Name of institution St Michael and All Angels Anglican Church
Type of institution Church
Street Address 46 George Way
City Cannington
State Western Australia
Postcode 6107
Country Australia
Name of building St Michael and All Angels 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 Rector, Rev. Evan Pederick
Mailing Address 46 George Way, Cannington WA.. 6107
Telephone
Email
Other contact information
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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
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Present organ
Type of installation Free standing organ case with attached console
Case description Simple wood case with display dummy pipes.
Bourdon 16’ on side of case.
Placement in room Front Right of Sanctuary
Builder's name J.W. Walker & Sons, Ruislip, Middlesex., England.
Opus number
Date of completion/installation 1959
Construction materials Timber
Number of manuals Two (2)
Key compasses CC-ccc
Number of keys 61
Key material Ivory naturals, ebony sharps
Pedal compass CCC-F
Number of pedals 30
Pedalboard type Concave radiating
Pedalboard material
Type of chests Direct electo-magnet pallets
Type of key action Electic
Type of stop action Electic
Couplers Great to Pedal
Tremulants Tremulant to whole organ, rotating fan type
Accessories   
Console type Integrated to organ
Stop label material Synthetic tabs to rocker arms
Placement
General design Square, plain casework with semi-circle of dummy display pipes in front of cloth grill
Playing aids
Divisions    Swell, Great, Pedal
Wind pressures
Stop list
GREAT (enclosed)
Open Diapason       8' Metal
61 pipes
A
Lieblich Gedeckt 8' Metal
73 pipes
B
Dulciana 8' Metal
85 pipes
C
Principal  4' Metal A
Twelfth 2-2/3' Metal C
Fifteenth 3' Metal C
Mixture III Metal
75 pipes
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SWELL
Open Diapason 8' Metal A
Lieblich Gedeckt  8' Metal B
Dulciana 8' Metal C
Gedeckt Flute 4' Metal B
Dulcet 4' Metal C
Nazard 2-2/3' Metal C
Flautino 2' Metal C
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PEDAL
Bourdon 16' Metal
12 pipes

B
Quint 10-1/3' Metal B
Bass Flute 8' Metal B
Octave Flute 4' Metal B
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Total number of stops 18
Total number of ranks Three (3) ranks extended plus Mixture.
Fully enclosed except for 12 Bourdon and separate 13 pipe unit chest for Bass end of Open Diapason 8’.
Total number of pipes 306 pipes
Dates when key work has been undertaken on current organ Great to Pedal electic coupler added March 1969
Dates of any moves that have taken place to current organ None
Information on current organ The tremulant is very effective as it is in such a small box.  Very high quality keyboards with full length ivory covers which is most unusual in such a small organ and one that was obviously made down to a price, judging by the amount of extension and borrowing.  The cabinet work whilst solid is very plain, unornamented.  The pipework is very robust with very thick 
spotted metal 8' Gedackts of a very large scale.  The 13 Open 
Diapasons on their separate chest (the top one of these having been removed from the box) look to be a later addition, no doubt very welcome, but I find no written evidence of this anywhere around the organ.  There are signatures and dates of the person who did the original installation and the person who installed the electric coupler.  These are located on some clean woodwork immediately behind the case cover-board at the front of the organ.
Graham Devenish 23 March 2009
Comparable instruments to current organ
Current status
Assessment of organ Good condition.
Other organs by this builder
Photographs Photographs from Pipe Organs WA Pty. Ltd.
Technical documents 
General documents
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Supporting information Assessment of the instrument by Graham Devenish
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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 25 November 2008.
Additional information and photographs from Graham Devenish 23 March 2009.



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