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Keysborough Hailebury College

Keysborough Hailebury College

Keysborough Hailebury College

The organ prior to dismantling in Perth Town Hall, Scotland

Keysborough Hailebury College

Solo division 


Keysborough Haileybury College
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Keysborough Haileybury College
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Keysborough Haileybury College
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Name of institution Haileybury College
Type of institution School
Street Address 855 Springvale Road
City Keysborough
State Victoria
Postcode
Country Australia
Name of building Aikman Hall
Name of room Aikman Hall
Dates of the building
Architect’s and builder’s names
Special architectural features
Special fittings
Other location information
Name of contact
Mailing Address
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 Rear gallery, divided cases
Case description New divided cases
Placement in room Rear gallery
Builder's name J R Miller / Pipe Organs WA Pty Ltd
Opus number Pipe Organs WA Pty Ltd Opus 7.
Date of completion/installation Original completion 1887.
Refurbish, rebuild, enlargement and re-site from Perth City Hall, Scotland to Haileybury College, Victoria.  2006-2009.
Construction materials Timber
Number of manuals Four (4)
Key compasses CC – cccc
Number of keys 61
Key material Ivory naturals with ebony sharps
Pedal compass CCC - g
Number of pedals 32
Pedalboard type
Pedalboard material
Type of chests
Type of key action Electro-pneumatic
Type of stop action Electro-pneumatic
Couplers Great Reeds to Pedal [drawstop] [affected by Gt Reeds Sub Octave]; Swell Heavy Wind off Pedal [drawstop] [takes Swell HP off all Sw/Ped couplers]; Swell Light Wind off Pedal [drawstop] [takes Swell LP off all Sw/Ped couplers]; Choir to Pedal at 8’ & 4’; Great to Pedal at 8’; Swell to Pedal at 8’ & 4’; Solo to Pedal at 8’ & 4’; MIDI on Pedal [drawstop]; Pedal Divide [drawstop]; Great Reeds to Choir [drawstop] [affected by all Ch couplers, not by Gt Reeds Sub Oct]; Solo Light Wind to Choir [drawstop] [affected by Choir intra-manual couplers]; Swell Heavy Wind off Choir [drawstop] [takes Swell HP off all Sw/Ch couplers]; Swell Light Wind off Choir [drawstop] [takes Swell LP off all Sw/Ch couplers]; Swell to Choir at 16’, 8’ & 4’; Solo to Choir at 16’, 8’ & 4’; Choir to Choir at 16’ & 4’; Choir Unison Off; MIDI on Choir [drawstop]; Great Reeds Sub Octave [drawstop]; Great Reeds off Great [drawstop];Swell Heavy Wind off Great [drawstop] [takes Swell HP off all Sw/Gt couplers]; Swell Light Wind off Great [drawstop] [takes Swell LP off all Sw/Gt couplers]; Swell to Great at 16’, 8’ & 4’; Choir to Great at 16’, 8’ & 4’; Solo to Great at 16’, 8’ & 4’; MIDI on Great [drawstop]; Swell Heavy Wind off Swell [drawstop] [takes Swell HP off all Swell intra-manual couplers]; Swell Light Wind off Swell [drawstop] [takes Swell LP off all Swell intra-manual couplers]; Solo to Swell at 8’; Swell to Swell at 16’ & 4’; Swell Unison Off; MIDI on Swell [drawstop]; Great Reeds to Solo [drawstop] [affected by Gt Reeds Sub Oct, not by any Solo couplers]; Tuba off Solo Couplers [drawstop] [off all Solo intra and inter-manual couplers]; Swell Heavy Wind to Solo [drawstop] [affected by Sw intra-man coups, not by any So coups]; Swell Light Wind to Solo [drawstop] [affected by Sw intra-man coups, not by any So coups]; Solo Light Wind off Solo [drawstop] [off Solo intra-manual couplers only]; Solo to Solo at 16’ & 4’; Solo Unison Off; MIDI on Solo [drawstop]
Tremulants Swell, Solo
Accessories    COMBINATION ACTION
250 levels of General and Divisional memory
Independent Sequencer with 250 stages
Choir: 8 adjustable thumb pistons
Great: 8 adjustable thumb pistons
Swell: 8 adjustable thumb pistons
Solo: 8 adjustable thumb pistons
Pedal: 8 adjustable toe pistons
General: 16 adjustable thumb pistons
Swell or General: 8 toe pistons [if General selected reads settings on General thumb pistons 1 – 8]
Bass Toe Pistons Exchange [selects either Swell or General to act on toe pistons]
Next [in Sequencer]: 5 thumb pistons and 1 toe piston
Last [in Sequencer]: 1 thumb piston and 1 toe piston
Divisionals Sequencer Exchange [makes additional thumb pistons act as Next and Last]
Coupler Cancel: thumb piston in Choir keyslip [cancels all couplers including new drawstop couplers]
Octave Coupler Cancel: thumb piston in Great keyslip [cancels all Oct Coups on rail and Gt Reeds Sub Oct]
General Cancel: thumb piston in Choir keyslip
Setter thumb piston in Choir keyslip [marked “L” for Willis’ ‘Locking Piston’ system]
Great and Pedal Combinations Coupled [rocking tablet couples Gt and Ped pistons both ways]
Divisionals as Generals [makes Sw and Gt thumb pistons act as independent Generals]
Memory Up and Down [thumb pistons]
REVERSIBLES
Great to Pedal reversible thumb piston in Great keyslip
Swell to Pedal reversible thumb piston in Swell keyslip
Choir to Pedal reversible thumb piston in Choir keyslip
Solo to Pedal reversible thumb piston in Solo keyslip
Solo, Swell and Choir to Great reversible thumb pistons in Great keyslip
Solo to Swell reversible thumb piston in Swell keyslip
Solo and Swell to Choir reversible thumb pistons in Choir keyslip
Tuba 8’ reversible thumb piston in Solo keyslip
Solo Tremolo reversible thumb piston in Solo keyslip
Swell Tremolo reversible thumb piston in Swell keyslip
Full Organ reversible thumb piston in Swell keyslip with indicator light
Swell to Great reversible toe piston
Great to Pedal reversible toe piston
Doubles Off rocking tablet in Solo keyslip [silences all 16’ manual and 32’ pedal stops drawn]
Pedal Stops Off rocking tablet in Choir keyslip [silences all Ped stops drawn – but not stops coupled to Ped]
Console type 4 Manual Willis remote lockable console of English Oak with ebonised drawstop cheeks, key cheeks and slip rails.
Stop label material Solid ivory drawstop heads, ivory labels
Placement Mobile console, remote from organ
General design
Playing aids Expression Pedals to Swell and Solo
General Crescendo Pedal with bar graph and 2 programmable settings with 20 stages
Great/Choir Manual Transfer [drawstop; with indicator light]
MIDI record/playback facility
Adjustable Bench
Ivory Drawstop Mobile Console with rocking tablets for some couplers and accessories
Divisions    Great, Swell, Choir, Solo, Pedal
Wind pressures Pedal Light Pressure 4 ½”; Pedal Open Diapason and Violoncello 5 ¼”; Pedal Bombarde 15 ½”; Choir Viol di Gamba 4 ½”, Choir Grand Diapason 6 ½”; Great Light Pressure 4 ½”; Great Reeds 6 ½”; Swell Light Pressure 4 ¾”; Swell Heavy Pressure 6 ¾”; Solo Light Pressure 6 ½”, Solo Tuba 15 ½”
Stop list
GREAT  Manual II
Violone 16'
from Choir C
Grand Diapason 8' from Choir E
Open Diapason No.1 8' 61 pipes; façade; zinc and spotted metal
Open Diapason No.2 8' 61 pipes; Willis; wood and spotted metal
Viol di Gamba 8' from Choir C
Spitz Flute 8' 61 pipes; zinc and spotted metal
Stopped Diapason 8' 61 pipes; Willis; wood
Octave Diapason 4’ from Choir E
Principal 4' 61 pipes; spotted metal
Flauto Traverso 4' 61 pipes; slotted; Willis; spotted metal
Stopped Flute 4' 61 pipes; Willis; spotted metal
Twelfth 2-2/3' 61 pipes; spotted metal
Fifteenth 2' 61 pipes; spotted metal
Mixture: 12.15.17.19.22
III-V 269 pipes; spotted metal
Trumpet 8' 61 pipes; spotted metal
Clarion 4' 61 pipes; Willis; pipemetal
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SWELL Manual III
Double Diapason 16’ 61 pipes; wood
Open Diapason 8’ 61 pipes; zinc and spotted metal. 1-19 slotted
Lieblich Gedeckt 8' 61 pipes; wood
Salicional 8' 61 pipes; zinc and spotted metal. 13-61 slotted
Vox Angelica TC 8' 49 pipes; zinc and spotted metal, 25-61 slotted; Willis
Gemshorn  4' 61 pipes; pipemetal and spotted metal
Hohl Flute 4' 61 pipes; wood
Flageolet 2' 61 pipes; pipemetal and spotted metal
Sesquialtera 12.17  II 122 pipes; stopped 12th zinc and pipemetal; open 17th tapered spotted metal
Oboe 8' 61 pipes; spotted metal
Chorus Mixture 12.15.19.22 IV 244 pipes; pipemetal and spotted metal
Waldhorn 16' 61 pipes; zinc and pipemetal
Horn 8' 61 pipes; spotted metal
Clarion 4' 61 pipes; spotted metal
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SOLO Manual IV
Violoncello 8’ 61 pipes; zinc and spotted metal; 1-24 slotted
Orchestral Flute 8’ 61 pipes; wood; 1-12 stopped
Concert Flute 4’ 61 pipes; spotted metal; slotted
Piccolo 2’ 61 pipes; spotted metal
Flugel Horn 8’ 61 pipes; pipemetal
Corno di Bassetto 8’ 61 pipes; pipemetal
Grand Diapason 8' from Choir E
Octave Diapason 4' from Choir E
Tuba [unenclosed] 8’ 61 pipes;zinc,  pipemetal and spotted metal  D
 
CHOIR Manual I
Violone 16' 12 zinc pipes; slotted; Willis C
Grand Diapason 8' 61 pipes; façade; 12 zinc, 7 pipemetal; balance new spotted metal  E
Viol di Gamba 8' 61 pipes;12 zinc; slotted; Millar; balance spotted metal C
Octave Diapason 4' 12 pipes; new; spotted metal E
Contra Tuba 16' from Solo D
Tuba 8' from Solo D
 
PEDAL
Double Open Diapason 32' 12 pipes prep; [1-12 acoustic]; 20 new B
Contra Bass 32' 12 acoustic, 20 new, wood. A
Open Bass 16' 32 open wood pipes A
Open Diapason 16' 32 zinc pipes; façade B
Violone 16' from Choir C
Sub Bass 16' 32 Stopped wood pipes
Octave Bass 8' 12 pipes; new; wood A
Octave Diapason 8' 12 pipes; new; pipemetal B
Violoncello 8' 32 pipes; slotted; façade; Millar; pipemetal
Flute Bass 8' 12 new pipes, 20 ex Great Stopped Diap 8, wood
Viol di Gamba 8' from Choir C
Choral Bass 4' 32 pipes; Willis
Metal pipes
Octave Viol 4' from Choir C
Mixture 17.19.22 III 96 pipes; Willis
Contra Bombarde 32' 12 pipes prep D
Bombarde 16' 1-12 of Zinc, 13 – 32 from solo Tuba HP D
Trombone 16' 32 pipes
Wooden tapered resonators
Tuba 8' drawn from Solo Tuba 8 (Unenclosed HP) D
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Total number of speaking stops 63 stops
Total number of ranks 58 ranks
Total number of pipes 2,955 pipes
Dates when key work has been undertaken on current organ Built for Perth Town Hall, Scotland, in 1887 by J R Miller, Perth, Scotland
Rebuilt with enlargement and relocated to new Town Hall in 1911 by J R Miller
Rebuilt with tonal alterations, enlargements and new 4 manual console in1957 by Henry Willis III, England
Rebuilt with solid state capture in1980 by Rushworth and Dreaper, England
Rebuilt to new specification and with fourth manual as a coupling manual in 2006-08 by Pipe Organs WA.
Dates of any moves that have taken place to current organ Removed from Perth, Scotland, in 2006 by Pipe Organs WA
Shipped to Perth, Western Australia for rebuilding
Relocated to Melbourne, Victoria, for installation at Hailebury College in December 2008 - January 2009.
Information on current organ
Comparable instruments to current organ
Current status
Assessment of organ
Other organs by this builder
Photographs Photographs of the organ from Pipe Organs WA Pty Ltd.
Professional photographs taken by Victor Jetten, Victoria.
Technical documents 
General documents
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Supporting information
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Document control This entry D B Duncan 11 February 2009.
Additional photographs and updated stoplist from Graham Devenish 23 March 2009.

 


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