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St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Subiaco

St Andrew's Subiaco
St Andrew's interior showing the old Hufner organ
Photo: Max Armstrong

St Andrew's Subiaco
The rose window
Photo: Max Armstrong

St Andrew's Subiaco
St Andrew's interior showing the new Létourneu organ

St Andrew's Subiaco

St Andrew's Subiaco

St Andrew's Subiaco

St Andrew's Subiaco
The new west wall windows
Photo: Max Armstrong

St Andrew's Subiaco
Photo: Trevor Bunning

Name of institution St. Andrew's Anglican Church
Type of institution Church
Street Address 257 Barker Road
City Subiaco
State Western Australia
Country Australia
Name of building St. Andrew's Anglican Church
Name of room Church sanctuary
Dates of the building 1906
Architect’s and builder’s names
Special architectural features
Special fittings

Other location information

Name of contact The Rector
Mailing Address PO Box 320, Subiaco, WA, 6904
Telephone 9381 1130
Other contact information
Previous organ(s)
Date of previous organ 1954
Detail of previous organ Built by Paul F. Hufner as a two manual and pedal organ of three extended ranks, electro-magnetic action. Compass: 61/30

Located in a high chamber right front chancel. The organ was totally enclosed in a swell box.

This organ was Paul Hufner's Opus I.
Bourdon 16' A
Open Diapason 8' B
Lieblich Gedeckt 8' A
Gamba 8' C
Octave Diapason 4' B
Lieblich Flute 4' A
Fifteenth 2' B
Open Diapason 8' B
Lieblich Gedeckt 8' A
Gamba 8' C
Lieblich Flute 4' A
Gamba 4' C
Nazard 2 2/3' A
Piccolo 2' A
Bourdon 16' A
Open Diapason 8' B
Lieblich Gedeckt 8' A
Gamba 8' C
Octave 4' B
Lieblich Flute 4' A
Gamba 4' 2
Dates when key work has been undertaken New bellows, stop switches and metal Diapason bass were installed by F J Larner & Co, 1993-1995
Dates of any moves that have taken place Removed 2006 in preparation for new pipe organ.
Variations from original design of organ
Information on previous organ The metal Diapasons came from Roders in Leeds, England.
Wooden pipes made by P Hufner, including the 12 note bass of the 8' Diapason made from Donnybrook Jarrah.
The three ranks of pipes were an Open Diapason 8' (85 pipes), Lieblich Flute 16ft' (97 pipes) and Gamba 8' (73 pipes)
Information about comparable instruments to previous organ A number of similar organs by Paul Hufner can be found in Western Australia. Please refer to the Organ Builder's index.
Present organ
Type of installation Free standing case, floor mounted
Case description Made from quartersawn white oak, displaying the pipes of the Great 8' Open Diapason.
Placement in room Rear centre on floor.  The church was reoriented with the altar placed at a new western setting when the organ was installed. The organ is sited in the original apse of the church.
Builder's name Orgues Létourneau Limitée of Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada.
Opus number 108
Date of completion/installation October 2006
Construction materials
Number of manuals Two (2)
Key compasses C-aaa
Number of keys 58 notes
Key material
Pedal compass C-g
Number of pedals 32 notes
Pedalboard type
Pedalboard material
Type of chests
Type of key action Mechanical
Type of stop action Mechanical
Couplers Swell to Great
Swell to Great Suboctave
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Tremulants Swell and Great
Console type Integrated
Stop label material
Placement Drawknob, flat arrayed SW and Ped on left, GT on right 
General design
Playing aids Balanced Swell expression pedal
Divisions    Great, Swell, Pedal
Wind pressures
Stop list
Open Diapason 8' 70% tin, open 58 pipes
Chimney Flute 8' 30% tin 58 pipes
Principal 4' 70% tin, open 58 pipes
Fifteenth / Mixture III-IV 2' 70% tin, open 220 pipes
NOTE: This is a combination stop.  Half-draw provides the Fifteenth, full draw provides the mixture (15-19-22).
Trumpet 8' 56% tin 58 pipes 
Salicional 8' 70% tin 58 pipes
Stopped Diapason 8' stopped wood 58 pipes
Spire Flute 4' 30% tin 58 pipes
Flageolet 2' 30% tin 58 pipes
Cornet II 12-17  2-2/3' 30% tin 116 pipes
 Bassoon-Oboe 8' 56% tin 58 pipes

Subbass 16' stopped wood 32 pipes
Octave Bass 8' stopped wood 12 pipes
extension of 16' Subbass
Total number of stops 14
Total number of ranks 16
Total number of pipes 902
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 The organ intended for this church (Opus 103) was destroyed by fire in the Létourneau factory on 14 November 2006.   It was built a second time as Opus 108 and delivered in remarkable time.
Comparable instruments to current organ
Current status In fine condition and constant use
Assessment of organ
Other organs by this builder There is one other organ by Orgues Létourneau Limitée in Western Australia, a private residence organ installed in Perth in 2011.
Photographs Historical photographs and photo of church interior from St. Andrew's Church web site by Max Armstrong.
Photographs of new organ by Bruce Duncan
Technical documents  Original specification of the organ provided by Orgues Létourneau Limitée.
In The Pipeline article
General documents
Supporting information Orgues Létourneau Limitée web site.
History and renovation details from St Andrew's Church web site.
Document control Original entries J R Elms, OAM, Gazetteer of Western Australian Pipe Organs, 1971, 1999,2003 and 2004.
Additional research 2005/2006 Bruce Duncan
This entry D B Duncan 24 Nov 2008.
Additional detail about Hufner organ from In The Pipeline April/May 2001.