Residence of Dr Wilbur Hughes
"The Peak", Quay Street, Haymarket
Jäger und Brommer, Waldkirch, Black Forest, Germany 2000
2 m., 6 sp. st, (+ MIDI), mechanical and electric
This chamber organ contains six ranks over two manuals with an electronic pedal division built by Jäger und Brommer of Waldkirch in the Black Forest, Germany in 2000. It is available for hire in the Sydney CBD. It is fitted with MIDI digital expansion so that it has full concert potential and can accompany a full choir or congregation. The organ is located in Dr Wilbur Hughes' Sydney residence in a high rise apartment block, "The Peak" in Haymarket above "Paddy's Market". It had previously been located in his former Sydney residence in Sussex Street until November 2005.
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The specification is:
No pedal couplers
Two pedalboards available - The pedal boards are (a) Standard German Concave (b) Exact replica of Silberman pedalboard in Freiberg. It has the Silberman short octave with the missing C#, and is shorter, stubbier and completely flat and straight.
The CC# on both manuals is removable so that one can rehearse for visits to "Silbermannland".
Mechanical action with electric action for MIDI
Pipes tuned A 440, Digital Pedal & Manuals can be tuned to A 415 (or any pitch/temperament with the electronic voices).
MIDI connections (MIDI voices provided by two Ahlborn sound modules).
Organ Builder: Jäger und Brommer, Waldkirch, Black Forrest, Germany
Photos: Wilbur Hughes (2007)