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Christ Church Grammar School, Claremont

Claremont Christ Church Grammar
Original configuration of the organ (1970)
Photo from Andrew Gardner

Christ Church Grammar Claremont

Christ Church Grammar Claremont

Christ Church Grammar Claremont

Name of institution Christ Church Grammar School
Type of institution Church
Street Address Queenslea Drive
City Claremont
State Western Australia
Postcode 6010
Country Australia
Name of building Chapel
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 PO Box 399, Claremont Western Australia 6910
Telephone 0894421555
Other contact information
Previous organ(s)
Date of previous organ None
Detail of previous organ
Dates when key work has been undertaken
Dates of any moves that have taken place
Variations from original design of organ
Information on previous organ
Information about comparable instruments to previous organ
Present organ
Type of installation
Case description
Placement in room
Builder's name F. J. Larner & Co
Opus number
Date of completion/installation 1970
Construction materials
Number of manuals Three (3)
Key compasses CC-c
Number of keys 61
Key material
Pedal compass CCC-f
Number of pedals 30
Pedalboard type Radial and concave
Pedalboard material
Type of chests
Type of key action Direct electric
Type of stop action Direct Electric
Couplers Swell to Great, Solo to Great, Swell to Solo, Swell to Pedal, Great to Pedal, Solo to Pedal
Tremulants Swell and Solo
Accessories 5 Divisional pistons
10 General Pistons
6 Reversibles
Full organ
Console type Drawstop, detached
Stop label material
General design Case work in Nyatoh, Action direct electric with individual pouch pneumatics to basses below 4'.
Style based on neoclassical ideals. e.g. minimal nicking, balanced choruses, large scale Great Flute etc.
New draw stop console incorporating third manual built of Tasmanian Oak built by G. Devenish, 1999
Playing aids Four-stage capture action memory
Divisions Great, Swell, Solo, Pedal
Wind pressures
Stop list
Bourdon 16'
Open Diapason 8'
Rohr Flute 8'
Salicional 8'
Prinicpal 4'
Rohr Flute 4'
Twelfth 2 2/3'
Fifteenth 2'
Larigot 1 1/3'
Block Flute 1'
Mixture IV 1 1/3'
Posaune 8'
Clarion 4'

Principal 8'
Metal gedeckt 8'
Salicional 8'
Celeste 8'
Gemshorn 4'
Flute 4'
Nazard 2 2/3'
Flautina 2'
Tierce 1 3/5'
Mixture 1'
Bassoon 16'
Kleine Trumpet 8'
Krumhorn 8'
Kleine Clarion 4'
Concert Flute 8'
Concert Flute 4'
Cornet t.g. III
Krumhorn 8'
Posaune 16'
Solo Trumpet 8'
Solo Clarion 4'

Open Diapason 16'
Subbass 16'
Violincello 16'
Principal 8'
Flute 8'
Fifteenth 4'
Mixture IV
Posaune 16'
Bassoon 16'
Trumpet 8'
Krumhorn 4'
Total number of stops 45 speaking stops
Total number of ranks 15 rank extension
Total number of pipes 1,285 pipes
Dates when key work has been undertaken on current organ Built in 1970 with new Chapel 2m., 37, 3c. el. mag. (some extended ranks).
Enlarged 1989-1990 F.J. Larner & Co.
Cleaning and addition of Mixture IV ranks Krumhorn 8', Trumpet
16' extension. Swell Posaune moved to Great together with new 16' Octave. Central casework moved forward.
New 3 manual draw stop console with 40 level solid state capture system installed in 1999 by Pipe Organs WA Addition of Solo Division - Concert Flute 8', Solo Trumpet 8', Cornet III t.g.
Dates of any moves that have taken place to current organ
Information on current organ Ranks:
    Open Diapason 16'
    Subbass- Rohr Flute 16'
    Mixture IV 1 1/3'
    Solo Flute 8'
    Cornet III 2 2/3'
    Solo Trumpet

    Principal 4'
    Metal Gedeckt 8'
    Salicional 8'
    Celeste 8'
    Tierce 1 3/5'
    Mixture III 1'
    Bassoon 16'
    Krummhorn 8'
Comparable instruments to current organ
Current status
Assessment of organ
Other organs by this builder
Photographs Photograph of the chapel from the school web site.
Technical documents
General documents
Supporting information Information about the school from their web site.
History of the organ from Pipe Organs WA Pty Ltd.
Document control Original entries J R Elms, OAM, Gazetteer of Western Australian Pipe Organs, 1971, 1999,2003 and 2004.
This entry D B Duncan 26 November 2008.
Photograph of original organ supplied by Andrew Gardner 09 February 2010.
Additional detail from In The Pipeline August/September 2000.