Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

This instrument was built by Johannes Klais of Bonn, Germany in 1986 (opened in 1987) for the Concert Hall designed by Brisbane architect, Robin Gibson. Robert Boughen O.B.E. was the consultant for the organ. This is a splendid example of a large modern eclectic concert hall organ with a large variety of stops whilst still having its own distinct Klais flavour.

Hans Gerd Klais and Robert Boughen drew up the specification and the organ was designed by Klaus Fluegel. Theo Eimermacher voiced the organ. Guether Schumacher was the installation foreman. Of interest is the fact that this was the first organ that Philipp Klais worked on and helped him decide which career path to take. He is now in charge of the firm.

Simon worked with the installation team and enjoyed the challange of working on a large modern organ. His schoolboy German also improved! Later this association with Klais led to Simon working in Cologne and Wuerzburg with Klais in 1998.

Specifications

GREAT

16'    Praestant       
16'    Rohrgedackt     
8'     Princ. I-II 	 
8'     Doppelflute 	 
8'     Gemshorn 	 
5 1/3' Nazard 	     
4'     Octave 		  
4'     Nachthorn 	 
3 1/5' Terz 	     
2 2/3' Quinte	     
2'     Superoctave 	 
VI     Mixtur VI
IV     Acuta IV 
V      Cornet (mounted) 
16'    Trompete        
8'     Trompette 	 
8'     Trompete 	 
4'     Clairon 	 

SWELL

16'    Bourdon	        
8'     Geigenprincipal  
8'     Flute Harmonique
8'     Metallgedackt 	 
8'     Spitzgamba 	 
8'     Unda maris 	 
4'     Flute octave 	 
2'     Octavin 	 
VI     Plain jeu  
16'    Bassoon 	         
8'     Trompette Harmonique
8'     Hautbois 	 
4'     Clairon harm 	 
Tremulant 
Cymbelstern
Nachtigall
2' Glockenspiel 	 

POSITIV

16'    Pommer          
8'     Praestant 	 
8'     Holzgedackt 	 
8'     Quintade 	  
8'     Bifaria 	  
4'     Principal 	 
4'     Rohrflote 	 
2'     Octave 		 
2'     Waldflote 	 
1 1/3' Larigot      
II     Sesquialter  
V      Scharff  
III    Cymbel III
16'    Dulcian         
8'     Solotrompete 	 
8'     Cromorne 	 
Tremulant

TROMPETERIA

16'    Tromp. Magna         
8'     Tromp. de Bat. 	 
4'     Orlos	 
8'     Bajoncillo
SOLO

  

16'    Salicional      
8'     Rohrflote 
8'     Gamba	 
8'     Fernflote 	 
8'     Vox Coelestis	 
4'     Blockflote 	 
4'     Salicet 	 
2 2/3' Nasard 	     
2'     Flageolett 	 
1 3/5' Terz 	      
1'     Sifflet 	 
III    Harmonic Aetheria 	 
8'     Clarinette 	 
8'     Schalmey 	 
8'     Vox humana 	 
Tremulant
 

PEDAL

32'     Praestant       
32'     Untersatz      
16'     Principal       
16'     Subbass         
16'     Contrabass      
8'      Octave 		 
8'      Trichtergedact	 
8'      Cello 		 
4'      Superoctave 	 
4'      Koppelflote 	  
2'      Jubalflote 	 
V       Hintersatz  
IV      Pedalmixture  
IV      Aliquot  
32'     Contraposaune'
16'     Bombarde        
16'     Posaune         
8'      Trompete 	 
8'      Holztrompete 	 
4'      Schalmey 	 
Tremulant
 

COUPLERS

Positiv     - Great
Swell       - Great 
Solo        - Great
Swell       - Positiv
Solo        - Positiv
Solo        - Swell
Trompeteria - Great
Trompeteria - Solo
Trompeteria - Pedal
Pos         - Pedal
Great       - Pedal 
Swell       - Pedal 
Solo        - Pedal