St Judes's Anglican Church
106 Avoca Street, Randwick

Hill, Norman & Beard (Aust) 1965 using some 1866 Walker pipes (2/27 electro-pneumatic)





Photo: Alan Caradus (June 2012)

 

 

From SOJ August/September 1987, Autumn 1997, Winter 1997 and Peter Jewkes (June 2011):

The first pipe organ in this fine historic church was built in 1866 by J.W. Walker of London with one manual and six speaking stops. Early this century it was moved to St Mary's Catholic Church in Mudgee, although virtually all the pipework was retained at Randwick and used in a new organ built for the church by Charles Richardson of Sydney in 1904. The new instrument had two manuals and tubular-pneumatic action.

In 1965 the organ was totally rebuilt by Hill, Norman & Beard (Aust) Pty Ltd and a superbly crafted detached drawstop console with standard electric action accessories was provided. The organ was enlarged through the addition of bright upperwork according to the tonal ideals of the mid l960s. A number of other stops were obtained through extension. 
The present instrument is comprised of two manuals and pedals with electro-pneumatic action. Part of the original Walker case as rebuilt by Richardson faces into the chancel, and the Hill, Norman & Beard case, comprising the Principal Bass faces into the nave. A new Great Mixture was installed by Peter D G Jewkes Pty Ltd in 1998 on the main Great soundboard, replacing the previous Neo-Classical Furniture, which was located on a separate windchest some distance away. Since that time the Jewkes firm has also carried out other renovation work, including releathering of the main bellows, replacement of the console drawstop solenoids and slider solenoids.


The instrument has the following stops:

GREAT
Lieblich Bourdon
Open Diapason
Stopped Diapason
Dulciana
Octave
Rohr Flute
Nazard
Super Octave
Mixture 22.26.29

SWELL
Geigen Principal
Gedeckt
Salicional
Voix Celeste
Gemshorn
Mixture 15.19.22
Contra Oboe
Trumpet
Oboe
Oboe Clarion

PEDAL
Principal Bass
Sub Bass
Lieblich Bourdon
Octave
Bass Flute
Nachthorn
Sexte 12.17
Contra Oboe

16
8
8
8
4
4
2-2/3
2
III


8
8
8
8
4
III
16
8
8
4


16
16
16
8
8
4
II
16


COUPLERS
Great and Pedal Pistons coupled
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Swell Octave to Pedal
Swell Octave to Great
Swell to Great
Swell Sub Octave to Great
Swell Sub Octave
Swell Unison 0ff
Swell Octave
Tremulant


Compass 61/30

4 thumb pistons to Great
4 thumb pistons to Swell
4 toe pistons to Pedal
4 toe pistons to Swell
3 divisional cancels
thumb piston reversible Swell to Great
thumb and toe pistons reversible Great to Pedal

 












Photos: Alan Caradus (June 2012)