Vianney College Seminary

Wagga Wagga

1966 Hill Norman & Beard Pty. Ltd, Melbourne
"Dorian" Pipe Organ, 2 ranks, 10 stops

The organ was relocated to St Patrick's Catholic Church, Albury
on April 14, 2016 and was replaced by:

1969 Geo Fincham, Melbourne
Was originally installed in the Masonic Lodge (Melbourne)
Transport and installation provided by Australian Pipe Organs
and D.A. & C.M. Pitchford Organ Builders
3 ranks extended, all enclosed, electric action



Dorian organ before removal to Albury

 

The organ was purchased by the Vianney College Seminary in approximately 2001. It consists of the following:

2 ranks: Flute (A) and Gemshorn (B) making 10 stops

Manual
Spitz Principal
Stopped Diapason
Gemshorn
Nason Flute
Doublette
Block Flute
Larigot
Octavin

Pedal
Bourdon
Bass Flute

8
8
4
4
2
2
1-1/3
1


16
8

B
A
B
A
B
A
A
B


A
A

Compass 61/30

Pedalboard (added by Steve Laurie)

 



Details and photograph supplied by Darrell Pitchford (November 2011)




This instrument was always felt to be too loud for the chapel and with nothing enclosed, there was no way to play it softly.  In March/April 2016, the organ was relocated to St Patrick's Catholic Church, Albury and was replaced by a 1969 Geo Fincham instrument from the Melbourne Masonic Lodge.  It was relocated and installed by Australian Pipe Organs (Melbourne) and D.A. & C.M. Pitchford Organ Builders (Sydney).


The specification is:

Manual
Principal
Gedeckt
Dulciana
Octave
Flute
Nazard Bass
Nazard Treble
Flautina

Melodic Bass

8
8
8
4
4
2-2/3
2-2/3
2



A
B
C
A
B
B
B
B


   

No pedals

Compass 61 notes

The three ranks are:

Principal
Flute
Dulciana

The entire organ is enclosed with dummy fa├žade pipes.  The Melodic Bass stop is a sub-octave coupler which only plays the lowest note being played one octave lower to create a pedal effect. It only works from tenor C up.

 

 








 

Photos: James Flores (May 2016)