The Organ



The Organ in St Stephen's Uniting Church was built in 1934 by the Australian branch of the English firm Hill, Norman & Beard in Melbourne. It now has 60 stops and approximately 2,500 pipes. During the 1970s, a number of changes were made to the organ, based on the neo-Baroque style prevalent during that time. Some of these changes have been reversed during restoration work commenced in 2009 while romantic pipework which was removed at that time is gradually being replaced. A new console, built by Daniel Bittner from Australian Pipe Organs in Melbourne, was installed in 2021.

The current 2021 specification of the organ is given below. For further information tracing the changes made over the years and photos of the past and present organs of St Stephen's, please visit: www.sydneyorgan.com/StStephens.html

For a list of all the past organists and church musicians at St Stephen's please click here.


Great
Choir (unenclosed)
 
Double Diapason
16
A
Dulciana
16
D
 
Phonon Diapason
8
C
 
Phonon Diapason
8
C
 
Open Diapason
8
A
Open Diapason*
8
 
Doppel Flute
8
Lieblich Gedact
8
   
Viol d'Orchestre
8
Dulciana
8
D
 
Principal
4
Gemshorn
4
 
Octave Diapason
4
A
Harmonic Flute
4
 
Clarabel Flute
4
Dulcet
4
D
 
Twelfth
2-2/3
Nazard
2-2/3
 
Fifteenth
2
Fifteenth
2
 
Mixture 22.26.29.
III
Harmonic Piccolo*
2
 
Double Trumpet
16
B
Tierce*
1-3/5
 
Trumpet
8
B
Larigot*
1-1/3
 
Clarion
4
B
Dulciana Mixture 12.15.
II
D
 
Fagotto (enclosed)
8
E
 
   
Clarinet (enclosed)
8
Swell (enclosed)
Double Trumpet
16
B
 
Contra Viol
16
F
Trumpet
8
B
 
Open Diapason
8
Clarion
4
B
 
Concert Flute
8
Tremulant*
 
Flute Celeste*
8
         
Viol d'Orchestre
8
 
 
Voix Celeste
8
Pedal
 
Principal
4
Resultant Bass
32
H+G
 
Harmonic Flute
4
Major Bass
16
H
 
Twelfth
2-2/3
Open Diapason
16
A
 
Fifteenth
2
Bourdon
16
G
 
Mixture 15.19.22
III
Dulciana
16
D
 
Contra Fagotto
16
E
Contra Viol
16
F
 
Trumpet
8
Octave
8
H
 
Fagotto
8
E
Dulciana
8
D
 
Clarion
4
E
Octave Diapason
4
A
 
Swell Octave
Mixture 19.22.
II
 
Swell Sub Octave
Trombone
16
B
 
Swell Unison Off
   
Posaune
16
   
Treumulant*
   
Trumpet
8
B
 
             
* = prepared for
       
         
Couplers

Swell to Great
Choir to Great
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Choir to Pedal
Swell Octave
Swell Sub Octave
Swell Unison Off

Gt & Ped Pistons Coupled


Pistons

12 General thumb pistons
8 General toe pistons
8 Divisional pistons to Great
8 Divisional pistons to Swell
8 Divisional pistons to Choir
8 Divisional pistons to Pedal

General Cancel piston
Setter piston
Scope piston

Great to Pedal reversible thumb piston
Swell to Pedal reversible thumb piston
Choir to Pedal reversible thumb piston
Swell to Great reversible thumb piston
Swell to Choir reversible thumb piston
Choir to Great reversible thumb piston

Great to Pedal reversible toe paddle
Swell to Pedal reversible toe paddle
Choir to Pedal reversible toe paddle
Swell to Great reversible toe paddle
Choir to Great reversible toe paddle

Tutti thumb piston
Tutti reversible toe paddle

32' Resultant Bass reversible toe piston
16' Pedal Trombone reversible toe piston

5 Next thumb pistons
1 Next toe piston
1 Back thumb piston
1 back toe piston


999 levels of General memory
10 levels of Divisional memory

Compass: 61/30


















New console (Photo: Mark Quarmby, March 2021)

 

For a list of all the past organists and church musicians at St Stephen's please click here.