Completed Work

Specification of the Grand Concert Organ in
Aikman Hall
Haileybury College
Melbourne
Victoria, Australia

1887
John R. Miller (Perth, Scotland)
Built for Perth City Hall, Scotland
1911
John R. Miller (Dundee)
Relocation in new Perth City Hall
Prepared enlargement
New 4 manual console
1957
Henry Willis III (London & Edinburgh)
Comprehensive rebuild and enlargement
New 4 manual console
1980
Rushworth & Dreaper (Liverpool)
New solid-state system
2006-2008
Pipe Organs W.A. (Perth, Western Australia)
Relocation to Aikman Hall, Haileybury College, Melbourne
Comprehensive rebuild and enlargement
4 manuals & pedal
63 speaking stops, 53 ranks - 2,955 pipes

 

Pedal Organ - CCC to G - 32 notes
18 speaking stops, 11 couplers, 10 ranks, 356 pipes
Wind pressures – Light Pressure 4 ½”; Open Diapason & Violoncello 5 Ό”; Bombarde 15 ½”
32
32
16
16
16
16
8
8
8
8
8
4
4
III
32
16
16
8
Double Open Diapason (B)
Contra Bass (A)
Open Bass (A)
Open Diapason (B)
Violone(C)
Sub Bass
Octave Bass (A)
Octave Diapason (B)
Violoncello
Flute Bass
Viol di Gamba (C)
Choral Bass
Octave Viol (C)
Mixture 17.19.22
Contra Bombarde (D)
Bombarde (D)
Trombone
Tuba (D)
 
 
w
z
 
w
w
pm
pm
w
 
pm
 
pm
 
z
w & pm
 
12 pipes prep;[1-12 acoustic]; 13-32 read at 32'; new
1-12 acoustic; 13-32 read at 32'; new
32 piipes; Willis
32 pipes; facade; Miller [M] Open Diapason 16
from Choir
32 pipes; M Bourdon 16
12 pipes; new
12 pipes; new
32 pipes; slotted; facade; M Violoncello 8
32 pipes; stopped; M Gt Stopped Diap 8 & new
from Choir
32 pipes; Willis
from Choir
96pipes; Willis
12 pipes prep; [1-12 prep]; 13-32 read at 32'; new
12 pipes; Willis
32 pipes; 1-19 w; M Trombone 16
from Solo
Great Reeds to Pedal [drawstop] [affected by Gt Reeds Sub Octave]
Swell Heavy Wind Off Pedal [drawstop] [takes Swell HPoff all Sw/Ped couplers]
Swell Light Wind off Pedal [drawstop] [takes Swell LP off all Sw/Ped couplers]
 
Choir to Pedal at 8' & 4'
Great to Pedal at 8'
Swell to Pedal at 8' & 4'
Solo to Pedal at 8' & 4'
MIDI on Pedal [drawstop]
Pedal Divide [drawstop]

 

Choir Organ - CC to C - 61 notes- Manual I
6 speaking stops, 14 couplers, 2 ranks, 146 pipes
Wind pressures – Viol di Gamba 4 1/2", Grand Diapason 6 1/2"
16
8
8
4
16
8
Violone (C)
Grand Diapason (E)
Viol di Gamba (C)
Octave Diapason (E)
Contra Tuba (D)
Tuba (D)
z
z, pm & sm
z & sm
sm
 
 
12 pipes; slotted; Willis
61 pipes; facade; 1-12 z, 13-19 pm; new
61 pipes; 1-12 z; slotted; M So Viol di Gamba
12 pipes; new
from Solo
from Solo
Great Reeds to Choir [drawstop] [affected by all Ch couplers, not by Gt Reeds Sub Oct]
Solo Light Wind to Choir [drawstop] [affected by Choir intra-manual couplers]
Swell Heavy Wind off Choir [drawstop] [takes Swell HP off all Sw/Ch couplers]
Swell Light Wind off Choir [drawstop] [takes Swell LP off all Sw/Ch couplers]
 
Swell to Choir at 16', 8' & 4'
Solo to Choir at 16', 8', 4'
Choir to Choir at 16' & 4'
Choir Unison Off
MIDI on Choir [drawstop]

 

Great Organ - CC to C - 61 notes- Manual II
16 speaking stops, 14 couplers, 16 ranks, 940 pipes
Wind pressures – Light Pressure 4 1/2", Reeds 6 1/2"
16
8
8
8
8
8
8
4
4
4
4
2 2/3
2
III-V
8
4
Violone (C)
Grand Diapason (E)
Open Diapason No. 1
Open Diapason No. 2
Viol di Gamba (C)
Spitz Flute
Stopped Diapason
Octave Diapason (E)
Principal
Flauto Traverso
Stopped Flute
Twelfth
Fifteenth
Mixture 12.15.17.19.22
Trumpet
Clarion
z
z, pm & sm
z & sm
w & sm
z & sm
z & sm
w
sm
sm
sm
sm
sm
sm
sm
sm
pm
from Choir
from Choir
61 pipes; facade; 1-18 z; M Open Diapason 8
61 pipes; Willis
from Choir
61 pipes; 1-12 z; M So Spitz Flute
61 pipes; Willis
from Choir
61 pipes; M Principal 4
61 pipes; slotted; 25-61 harmonic; Willis
61 pipes; Willis
61 pipes; M Twelfth 2 2/3
61 pipes; M Fifteenth 2
269 pipes; part M Mixture III 17.19.22 & Willis
61 pipes; M Trumpet 8
61 pipes; 31-61 harmonic; Willis
Great Reeds Sub Octave [drawstop]
Great Reeds off Great [drawstop]
Swell Heavy Wind off Great [drawstop] [takes Swell HP off all Sw/Gt couplers]
Swell Light Wind off Great [drawstop] [takes Swell LP off all Sw/Gt couplers]
 
Swell to Great at 16', 8' & 4'
Choir to Great at 16', 8',4'
Solo to Great at 16', 8' & 4'
MIDI on Great [drawstop]

 

Swell Organ - CC to C - 61 notes- Manual III
14 speaking stops, 7 couplers, 18 ranks, 1086 pipes
Wind pressures – Light Pressure 4 3/4", Heavy Pressure 6 3/4"
16
8
8
8
8
4
4
2
II
W
8
 
IV
16
8
4
Double Diapason
Open Diapason
Lieblich Gedackt
Salicional
Vox Angelica TC
Gemshorn
Hohl Flute
Flageolet
Sesquialtera 12.17
 
Oboe
Tremolo [drawstop]
Chorus Mixture 12.15.19.22
Waldhorn
Horn
Clarion
w
z & sm
w
z & sm
z & sm
pm & sm
w
pm & sm
z, pm & sm
 
sm
 
pm & sm
z & pm
sm
sm
61 pipes; M Double Diapason 16
61 pipes; 1-12 z, 1-19 slotted; M Open Diapason 8
61 pipes; M Lieblich Gedackt 8
61 pipes; 1-12 z; 13-61 slotted; M Vox Celeste 8
49 pipes; 13-24 z; 25-61 slotted; Willis
61 pipes; 1-5 pm; M Gemshorn 4
61 pipes; 1-12 stopped; M Hohl Flute 4
61 pipes; 1-12 pm; Willis [W]
122 pipes; stop'd 12th z & pm; open 17th tapered sm;
 
61 pipes; M Oboe 8
 
244 pipes; part M Mixture IV 12.15.19.22
61 pipes; 1-24 z; Willis
61 pipes; M Horn 8
61 pipes; M Clarion 4
Swell Heavy Wind off Swell [drawstop] [takes Swell HP off all Swell intra-manual couplers]
Swell Light Wind off Swell [drawstop] [takes Swell LP off all Swell intra-manual couplers]
 
Solo to Swell at 8'
Swell to Swell at 16' & 4'
Swell Unison Off
MIDI on Swell [drawstop]

 

Solo Organ (enclosed) - CC to C - 61 notes- Manual IV
9 speaking stops, 9 couplers, 7 ranks, 427 pipes
Wind pressures – Light Pressure 6 1/2", Tuba 15 1/2"
8
8
4
2
8
8
 
8
4
8
Violoncello
Orchestral Flute
Concert Flute
Piccolo
Flugel Horn
Corno di Bassetto
Tremolo [drawstop]
Grand Diapason (E)
Octave Diapason (E)
Tuba (D) [unenclosed]
z & sm
w
sm
sm
pm
pm
 
 
 
z, pm & sm
61 pipes; 1-24 z; slotted; Willis
61 pipes; 1-12 stopped; Willis
61 pipes; slotted; 20-61 harm; M Concert Flute 4
61 pipes; M Piccolo 2
61 pipes; Willis
61 pipes; M Orchestral Clarionet 8
 
from Choir
from Choir
61 pipes; 1-12 z; 13-31 pm; 32-61 harmonic; Willis
Great Reeds to Solo [drawstop] [affected by Gt Reeds Sub Oct, not byany Solo couplers]
Tuba off Solo Couplers [drawstop] [off allSolo intra and inter-manual couplers]
Swell Heavy Wind to Solo [drawstop][affected by Sw intra-man coups, not by any So coups]
Swell Light Wind to Solo [drawstop] [affected by Sw intra-man coups, not by any So coups]
Solo Light Wind off Solo [drawstop] [off Solo intra-manual couplers only]
 
Solo to Solo at 16' & 4'
Solo Unison Off
MIDI on Solo [drawstop]

 

Combination Action
250 levels of General and Divisional memory
Independent Sequencer with 250 stages
Choir: 8 adjustable thumb pistons
Great: 8 adjustable thumb pistons
Swell: 8 adjustable thumb pistons
Solo: 8 adjustable thumb pistons
Pedal: 8 adjustable toe pistons
General: 16 adjustable thumb pistons
Swell or General: 8 toe pistons [if General selected reads settings on General thumb pistons 1 – 8]
Bass Toe Pistons Exchange [selects either Swell or General to act on toe pistons]
Next [in Sequencer]: 5 thumb pistons and 1 toe piston
Last [in Sequencer]: 1 thumb piston and 1 toe piston
Divisionals Sequencer Exchange [makes additional thumb pistons act as Next and Last]
Coupler Cancel: thumb piston in Choir keyslip [cancels all couplers including new drawstop couplers]
Octave Coupler Cancel: thumb piston in Great keyslip [cancels all Oct Coups on rail and Gt Reeds Sub Oct]
General Cancel: thumb piston in Choir keyslip
Setter thumb piston in Choir keyslip [marked “L” for Willis’ ‘Locking Piston’ system]
Great and Pedal Combinations Coupled [rocking tablet couples Gt and Ped pistons both ways]
Divisionals as Generals [makes Sw and Gt thumb pistons act as independent Generals]
Memory Up and Down [thumb pistons]
Reversibles
Great to Pedal reversible thumb piston in Great keyslip
Swell to Pedal reversible thumb piston in Swell keyslip
Choir to Pedal reversible thumb piston in Choir keyslip
Solo to Pedal reversible thumb piston in Solo keyslip
Solo, Swell and Choir to Great reversible thumb pistons in Great keyslip
Solo to Swell reversible thumb piston in Swell keyslip
Solo and Swell to Choir reversible thumb pistons in Choir keyslip
Tuba 8’ reversible thumb piston in Solo keyslip
Solo Tremolo reversible thumb piston in Solo keyslip
Swell Tremolo reversible thumb piston in Swell keyslip
Full Organ reversible thumb piston in Swell keyslip with indicator light
Swell to Great reversible toe piston
Great to Pedal reversible toe piston
Doubles Off rocking tablet in Solo keyslip [silences all 16’ manual and 32’ pedal stops drawn]
Pedal Stops Off rocking tablet in Choir keyslip [silences all Ped stops drawn – but not stops coupled to Ped]
Action
Electro-pneumatic
Expression
Expression Pedals to Swell and Solo
General Crescendo Pedal with bar graph and 2 programmable setting with 20 stages
Miscellaneous
Great/Choir Manual Transfer [drawstop; with indicator light]
MIDI record/playback facility
Adjustable Bench
Ivory Drawstop Mobile Console with rocking tablets for some couplers and accessories

 

Mixture Compositions
Great Mixture III-V
CC – BB: 12 notes: 17.19.22
C – B: 12 notes: 15.17.19.22
c1 – c2: 13 notes: 12.15.17.19.22
c#2 – f2: 5 notes: 8.12.15.19.22
f#2 – c4: 19 notes: 1.8.12.15.19
Swell Chorus Mixture IV
CC – F#: 19 notes: 12.15.19.22
G – g1: 13 notes: 12.17.19.22
g#1 – g2: 12 notes: 12.15.17.19
g#2 – c3: 5 notes: 8.12.15.17
c#3 – c4: 12 notes: 8.10.12.15
Swell Sesquialtera II
CC-c4: 12.17 no breaks
Pedal Mixture III
CCC – G: 32 notes: 17.19.22 no breaks

 

Perth Organ
Original Casing & Location
Dismantling in Process 2006 Organ Parts Packed in Container
Arrival in Western Australia 2006
New Underaction BoxesNew GussetsMachining Off Table
Sanding GridNew PalletsDrawing showing one of two
mirror image cases designed
for the rebuilt Miller organ
in Aikman Hall,
Haileybury College,
Keysborough, Victoria.
Pedal Division
Sub Bass 16' pipes
Bombarde Tuba DivisionC Side of Great Division
Complete Solo DivisionJustin between racks
of pedal mixtures
The Great (North) side with the 1st panel pipes completed. The tower in the top left hand corner will carry 3 pipes which are too tall to stand up in our workshop
The Swell / Solo (South) side with the 3rd panel (rear most) toward the leftThe main trunk for the display pipes and other unit chests on the South side case. This is located immediately behind the cabinet work. You can see four steps for the branches of the trunksSouth side Panel 1. The Tuba / Bombard division is immediately behind this part of the case
Swell light windSolo light windPedal light wind
Great reedGreat light windWhole console
Solo tubaConsole case