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St. Patrick's Catholic, Fremantle

 

  • 4 manual & pedal Grand Organ
  • 2 manual & pedal Transept Organ
  • 109 stops
  • Original 2-manual mechanical action organ was
    built in 1898 by J. C. Bishop & Son of London.
  • Rebuilt by Gunstan 1963
  • Rebuilt 1990 Bellsham Pipe Organs
  • Rebuilt by SIOC 1998
This is one of those rare organs that has everything that makes us love the instrument ‚Äď grandeur and beauty of sound and form, complex yet simple function, noble architecture, lively acoustic, good siting.
The rebuild undertaken by the South Island Organ Company was made possible by generous gift by the Hughes family in memory of Alice Hughes (dec.).
The work has been extensive, involving a complete reorganization and expansion of the internal layout, with several new divisions, additional pipe work and complete revoicing, new winding system, new serial-drive Muldersoft transmission and capture system, and low-profile transept console.
The rebuilt organ completed for Easter 1998 is a triumph of eclectic organ design and is amongst the largest Church organ installations in Australia.

Great Organ Specification

 

GREAT
Bourdon                              16'   [a]
Principal                                8'
Gamba                                  8'
Harmonic Flute                       8'
Bourdon                                 8'   [a]
Octave                                   4'
Stopped Flute                         4'
Twelfth                                2 2/3'
Fifteenth                                 2'
Fourniture                           V - VI
Cymbel                                 I I I
Cornet  M.C.               (Bmb)   V   [c]
Trumpet                                  8'
Posaune                     (Bmb) 16'   [d]
Trompette en Chamade (Bmb)  8'   [j]


Swell
Lieblich Bourdon  (Ch)  16'  [e]
Open Diapason              8'
Rohrflute                        8'
Gamba                          8'
Voix Celeste (T.C.)         8'
Principal                        4'
Koppelflute                     4'
Nasard                        2 2/3'  [f]
Fifteenth                         2'
Harmonic Piccolo            2'  [g] 
Tierce                          1 3/5'
Larigot                         1 1/3' [f]
Octave Piccolo                1'   [g]
Mixture                           IV
Fagotto                         16'   [h]
Trumpet                          8'   [l]
Oboe                              8'   [h]
Vox Humana                   8'
Clarion                            4'
Tremulant 
Tremulant Fast 
Octave 
Sub Octave 
Unison off


Positive
Gedact                                 8'
Quintade                               8'
Prestant                                4'
Rohrflute                               4'
Octave                                  2'
Sesquialtera                          I I
Quint                                  1 1/3'
Scharff                                  IV
Krummhorn                            8'
Trompette en Chamade (Bmb)  8'  [j]
Cymbelstern 
Tremulant 
Sub octave & unison off


Choir, IV
Lieblich Bourdon             16'  [e]
Contra Viola                   16'  [k]
Harmonic Flute                8'   [n]
Bourdon                          8'   [e]
Viola                               8'   [k]
Salicional                         8'   [l]
Unda Maris (T.C)              8'   [m]
Harmonic Flute                 4'   [n]
Octave Strings Salicional   4'   [l] & [m]
Piccolo Bourdon               2'   [e]
Sifflute Bourdon                1'   [e]
Corno di Bassetto             8' 
Posaune  (Bmb)                8'   [d]
Tremulant
Octave
Sub-octave
Unison off


Bombarde, IV
Tuba Mirabilis                 8'   [o]
Trompette en Chamade   8'   [j]
Posaune                      16'   [d]
Posaune                        8'   [d]
Posaune                        4'   [d]
Cornet (T.G.)                  V   [c]
Nachthorn                      8'   [p]
Nachthorn                      4'   [p]
Octave 
Sub-octave 
Unison off


Pedal
Sub Diapason Acoustic         32'  [q]

SubBourdonAcoustic             32'  [r] & [a]
Principal                               16'  [s]
Open Diapason Wood            16'  [q]
Subbass                               16'  [r]
Lieblich Bourdon         (Ch)     16'  [e]
Octave                                    8' [s]
Bass Flute                              8'  [r]
Bourdon                     (Ch)       8'  [e]
Viola                          (Ch)       8'  [b]
Fifteenth                                  4'  [s]
Nachthorn                  (Bmb)     2'  [p]
Octave Flute                            4'  [r]
Nachthorn                  (Bmb)     2'  [p]
Mixture                                   IV
Contra Posaune         (Bmb)    32'  [d]
Ophicleide                 (Bmb)    16'  [o]
Posaune                   (Bmb)     16'  [d]
Fagotto                      (Sw)      16'  [h]
Posaune                   (Bmb)       8'  [d]
Trumpet                      (Sw)       8'   [l]
Schalmey                                 4'


Transept
Open Diapason    (Gt)  8'
Gedackt              (Gt)  8'
Spitzgamba         (Gt)  8'
Principal              (Gt)  4'
Flageolet             (Gt)  2'
Mixture               (Gt)  I I I
Rohr Flute          (Sw)  8'
Echo Viole         (Sw)  8'
Voix Celeste TC (Sw)  8'
Principal             (Sw)  4'
Lieblich Flute      (Sw)  4'
Octave               (Sw)  2'
Basson              (Sw)  16'   [u]
Hautbois             (Sw)  8'   [u]
Oboe Dolce         (Sw)  8'


Tremulant
Bourdon (Ped)            16'  [v]
Bourdon (Ped)              8'  [v]
Basson  (Ped) (SW)    16'  [u]


Couplers
Great to Pedal
Great 4' to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Swell 4' to Pedal
Positive to Pedal
Positive 4' to Pedal
Choir to Pedal
Choir 4' to Pedal
Bombarde to Pedal
Bombarde 4' to Pedal
Transept to Pedal
Swell 16' to Great
Swell to Great
Swell to Positive
Positive to Great
Positive to Swell
Bombarde to Great
Bombarde to Positive
Bombarde to Swell
Choir to Great
Choir to Swell
Bombarde OFF IV
Choir OFF IV
Gt (& cpld. mans.) to IV
Choir ON Positive
Transept to Great
Transept to IV
Transept to Positive
Transept to Swell
Swell OFF III

Console
Muldersoft capture System with 1 open & 3 secure user areas.

Per user area:
16 general thumb pistons.
8 divisional thumb pistons to Positive, Great, Swell and Choir.
4 divisional thumb pistons to Bombarde.
6 divisional thumb pistons to duplicate Transept Organ stop-tabs.
8 divisional toe pistons to Pedal and 8 duplicating Swell.
Reversible thumb pistons for:
Bmb to Pos, Sw to Pos, Pos to Ped, Bmb to Gt,
Pos to Gt, Sw to Gt, Gt to Ped, Sw to Ped,
Bmb to Ped, Ch to Ped, Gt to IV,
Reversible toe pistons:
Sw to Ped, Sw to Gt, Gt to Ped, Bmb to Gt.
Thumb pistons:
General Cancel - T.O. Cancel
Crescendo facility with LED display of program and step number.
Electronic metronome.
Transposer - 11 semitones up or down with LED display.
Sequencer with 768 steps per user area (divided into 16 items of 48 steps) and insert facility.
Thumb pistons for "SET" & sequencer "NEXT", "LAST", "RESTORE".
Toe piston for "NEXT".

MIDI Sequencer:
MIDI IN/OUT/THRU port.
3 illuminated switches for:
Choir Expression to Swell
"NEXT" on Divisional Pistons.
Invert Manuals II & I.
3 switches for :-
Generals (9-16) on Pedal Toe Pistons.
Generals (1-8) on Swell Toe Pistons.
Great & Pedal Pistons Coupled.
4 position rotary switch for control of 2 swell pedals:
T.O. Closed / Open / to Swell / to Choir.
Drawstop for Choir Combinations to Positive Pistons.
Drawstop for Pedal Divide coupler.
Choir & Swell expression Pedals.

 

Trancept Organ Specification

 Great, I
Open Diapason     8'
Gedackt               8'
Spitzgamba          8'
Principal               4'
Flageolet              2'
Mixture               I I I
Hautbois (SW)      8'  [u]

 Swell, II
Rohr Flute             8'
Echo Viole             8'
Voix Celeste (TC)   8'
Principal                4'
Lieblich Flute         4'
Octave                   2'
Basson                16'  [u]
Hautbois                8'  [u]
Oboe Dolce            8'
Tremulant
Octave
Sub-octave
Unison off

 Pedal
 Bourdon                      16'  [v]
Bourdon                        8'  [v]
Basson (SW)               16'  [u]

Organ-Direct G.O Stop-Tabs
Tuba                             8' [o]
Posaune                       8'  [d]
Trompette en Chamade  8'  [j]

Couplers
Swell to Pedal
Great to Pedal
Swell 4' to Pedal
Swell to Great
Auto Pedal Coupling
T.O. On Upper/ G.O. On Lower
Great to Swell/ G.O. Off Upper

Console
Muldersoft capture system with 1 open & 3 secure user areas.
Per user area:
8 general and 4 divisional levels.
6 general thumb pistons.
6 divisional thumb pistons to each manual
(Great perm. coupled to Pedal).
16 general thumb pistons operating G.O.
6 divisional toe pistons duplicating Gt. & Ped. coupled.
6 divisional toe pistons duplicating Swell.
Reversible thumb pistons:
Sw to Gt - Gt to Ped - Sw to Ped
Reversible toe pistons:
Sw to Ped - Sw to Gt - Gt to Ped
Blind reversible toe pistons with LEDS:
G.O. Contra Posaune 32' G.O. Sub Bourdon 32'
Thumb Pistons:
T.O. General Cancel. G.O. Gen. Can. (with LED)
Read-only LED display panel for control of G.O. level position and user area.
Duplicate of G.O. Crescendo pedal with LED display of program and step number.
Transposer - 11 semitones up or down with LED display.
Electronic Metronome.
T.O. Sequencer with 384 steps per user area (divided into 8 items of 48 steps) and insert facility.
Thumb pistons for "SET" & sequencer "NEXT", "LAST", "RESTORE".
Toe pistons for "NEXT".

Midi Sequencer
MIDI IN/OUT/THRU port.
3 switches for:
G.O. Generals (1-8) on Swell Toe Pistons.
G.O. Generals (9-16) on Gt & Pd Toe Pistons.
T.O. Generals on Gt & Ped Toe Pistons.
G.O. & T.O. expression pedals.
2 x 3 position rotary switches for control of G.O. expression pedals:
G.O. Swell - closed / open / on T.O. 2nd pedal.
G.O. Choir - closed / open / on T.O. 2nd pedal.

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