House Organ


The organ was built by Australian Pipe Organs of Keysborough Victoria Australia in 1988 and is installed in the writers residence in suburban Melbourne Australia.

Manual 1

Stopt Diapason 8′
Principal 4′
Fifteenth 2′
Nazard 2 2/3′
Tierce 1 3/5′

Manual 2

Chimney Flute 8′
Gemshorn 4′
Recorder 2′


Bourdon 16′
Flute 8′

Usual couplers (by pedal)
Mechanical key and stop action
Electric action to pedal
The specification seeks to provide the necessary inter/intra manual balance for the choral preludes, trio sonatas and preludes & fugues of J.S. Bach. This starts with the charming and effective contrasts between the 8′ flutes but provides various levels of contrast as stops are added.

The provision of contrasting 4′ principals allows differing chorus combinations especially where manuals are coupled and the instrument provides surprising colour for a tonal scheme without reeds.

The voicing is English in style and suits the relatively small room very well.