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WESTERN AUSTRALIAN PIPE ORGANS

JSR St Pauls Chapel Mirrabooka
Concept of the organ from the design drawings

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During construction

St Pauls Chapel
Organ as completed by Rudolf von Beckerath

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Display pipes

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Name of institution John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School
Type of institution School
Street Address Mirrabooka Avenue
City Mirrabooka
State Western Australia
Postcode 6061
Country Australia
Name of building St Paul's Chapel
Name of room Sanctuary
Dates of the building May 1999
Architect’s and builder’s names
Special architectural features
Special fittings
Other location information John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School, Western Australia's largest independent school, shares its chapel with the Anglican Parish of St. Paul's (Mirrabooka). Commissioned in May 1999, this landmark structure in Perth's northern suburbs combines clean, modern lines with warmth and resonance. Its reverberation has made it alluring to many of Western Australia's top musicians, who perform there with increasing regularity. Singers, in particular, marvel at the resonant features. The school's Department of Music regularly hosts Sunday afternoon recitals, which are as much a showcase of the Chapel's acoustic properties as they are of the artist's talent.
Name of contact
Mailing Address
Telephone
Email
Other contact information
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Date of previous organs
Detail of previous organs Allen MDS-65 digital organ.
This was the largest installation of an Allen organ in Western Australia.

GREAT
Gemshorn  16'
Prinzipal 8'
Rohrflote
8'
Flute Celeste 8'
Octav 4'
Spitzflote 4'
Quinte  2-2/3'
Super Octave 2'
Waldflote 2'
Mixtur IV
Trompete 8'
Krummhorn 8'
Chimes
Celesta
Chrysoglott
Harp
Handbells
Harpsichord 8'
Harpsichord 4'
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CHOIR
Holzgedackt 8'
Erzahler 8'
Erzahler Celeste 8'
Prinzipal 4'
Traversflote 4'
Nasat 2-2/3'
Oktav 2'
Blockflote 2'
Terz  1-3/5'
Quintflote  1-1/3'
Mixtur IV
Dulzian 16'
Cor Anglais 8'
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SWELL
Gemshorn 8'
Flute Bouchee 8'
Salicional 8'
Voix Celeste 8'
Principal Conique 4'
Flute a Fuseau 4'
Nasard 2-2/3'
Flute a Bec 2'
Tierce  1-3/5'
Sifflet 1'
Fourniture IV
Basson 16'
Trompette 8'
Hautbois 8'
Clarion 4'
Alterable Voices
Orchestral Flute 4'
Brass I
Brass II
Clarinet
Orchestral Oboe
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PEDAL
Contre Bourdon 32'
Diapaso 16'
Bourdon 16'
Lieblich gedackt 16'
Octave 8'
Gedaktflote 8'
Choralbass 4'
Flute Ouverte 4'
Mixtur IV
Posaune 16'
Trompete 8'
Schalmei 4'
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Dates when key work has been undertaken
Dates of any moves that have taken place
Variations from original design of organ Upgraded with an Allen MDS Expander II which allows the addition of ranks (such as an eight-foot Spanish Trumpet, or Bells and other percussion stops)
Information on previous organs
Information about comparable instruments to previous organs
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Present organ
Type of installation Rear gallery
Case description
Placement in room Gallery
Builder's name Rudolf von Beckerath, Hamburg, Germany.
Opus number
Date of completion/installation 2011
Construction materials
Number of manuals Three (3)
Key compasses
Number of keys
Key material
Pedal compass
Number of pedals
Pedalboard type
Pedalboard material
Type of chests
Type of key action Mechanical
Type of stop action Electric
Couplers
Tremulants
Accessories   
Console type
Stop label material
Placement
General design
Playing aids
Divisions    Grande, Positif, Recit, Pedal
Wind pressures
Stop list
GRANDE
Principal 16'
Principal 8'
Flute 8'
Principal 4'
Principal 2'
Mixture V
Trumpet 8'
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POSTIF
Harmonic Flute 8'
Bourdon 8'
Cor de nuit 4'
Nazard 2 2/3'
Flute 2'
Tierce
1 3/5'
Trompette 8'
Cromorne
8'
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RÉCIT
Flute Allemande 16'
Salicional 8'
Bourdon 8'
Voix Celeste 8'
Principal 4'
Flute Octavinte 4'
Octavin 2'
Mixture V
Basson 16'
Trompette Harmonique 8'
Hautbois 8'
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PEDAL
Principal 16'
Subbass 16'
Principal 8'
Flute 8'
Fifteenth 4'
Quint 5 1/3'
Mixture IV
Posaune 16'
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Total number of stops 35 stops
Total number of ranks 46 ranks
Total number of pipes
Dates when key work has been undertaken on current organ
Dates of any moves that have taken place to current organ
Information on current organ
Comparable instruments to current organ
Current status
Assessment of organ
Other organs by this builder
Photographs Photographs of organ from Rudolf von Beckerath
Technical documents  Stoplist of Allen Organ supplied by Allen Organs WA
General documents
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Supporting information The School has two other pipe organs: one in the Performing Arts Centre and another Continuo organ.
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Document control This entry D B Duncan 10 December 2010.
Updated information and photograph 30 January 2012.



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