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John Leckie Music Centre

John Leckie Music Centre

John Leckie Music Centre

Name of institution Theatre Organ Society of Australia (WA Division)
Type of institution Organ Society
Street Address Melvista Avenue
City Nedlands
State Western Australia
Postcode
Country Australia
Name of building John Leckie Music Centre
Name of room
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 Two chambers
Case description No case
Placement in room Rear of auditorium
Builder's name John Compton Organ Co., London
Opus number 212
Date of completion/installation 1933
Construction materials
Number of manuals Three (3)
Key compasses
Number of keys 61
Key material
Pedal compass
Number of pedals 32
Pedalboard type
Pedalboard material
Type of chests
Type of key action Electro-pneumatic
Type of stop action Electro-pneumatic
Couplers
Tremulants
Accessories   
Console type Horseshoe stop tab
Stop label material
Placement Remote
General design
Playing aids
Divisions   
Wind pressures
Stop list
ACCOMPANIMENT
Diapason 73 pipes
Flute 91 pipes
Violin 73 pipes
Violin Celeste 73 pipes
Salicional 73 pipes
Salicional Celeste 61 pipes
Xylophone 37 notes
Chrysoglott 49 notes
Cathedral Chimes 20 notes
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SOLO
Tuba 85 pipes
Trumpet 61 pipes
Tibia 91 pipes
Clarinet 37 pipes
Krumet 36 pipes
Vox Humana 61 pipes
Glockenspiel 37 notes
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TRAPS
Bass drum
Crash Cymbal
Cymbal roll
Snare drum
Tom Tom
Tambourine
Castanets
Sleigh Bells
Chinese block
Triangle
Sand block
Fire bell
Steam whistle
Bird whistle
Siren
Klaxon horn
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Total number of stops
Total number of ranks 12 ranks plus percussion and other effects
Total number of pipes
Dates when key work has been undertaken on current organ Electronic Diaphone 16' added 1991.
Extensions and upgrading of the organ occurred in 2000 with the replacement of the original metal tibia pipes with a rank of wooden tibia pipes and the addition of the salicional and salicional celeste ranks.
Further upgrading occurred in 2002 with the addition of intermanual couplers, and relocation of the salicional pipes and the chimes from the solo chamber to the accompaniment chamber.
Upgrading work currently being undertaken on the organ includes replacement of the original cotton covered wire with PVC insulated wire.
A new memory system based on the Altera programmable IC with capacity of many thousand inputs and outputs and 30,000 levels of memory has been designed an installed by Pipe Organs WA Pty Ltd in 2011.
Dates of any moves that have taken place to current organ Originally located in the Plaza Theatre in Worthing, Sussex, England. The organ was purchased and moved to Western Australia in 1971.
Installed at Purvis Electronics, Myaree.
Removed in 1986.
Installed in the John Leckie Music Centre in 1988.
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 Theatre Organ Society of Australia Western Australian division web site.
Technical documents  Details of the organ from TOSA (WA) web site
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 01 February 2009.
Maintenance details updated by Pipe Organs WA Pty Ltd 27 January 2011.




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