Built in the 1970s, this organ was specifically made for the Canberra School of Music. It is a seven stop, single manual instrument. This means that there is one keyboard, and 7 different stops. Stops are components of the organ pipes that admit wind into the pipes. The different stops create different registers and types of tone. This instrument is modelled on 17th Century English organs that were commonly used for chamber music, and in small churches and chapels.
Ronald Sharp is a Sydney-based organ builder, who is most widely known for building the organ in the Sydney Opera House in 1979.
This instrument has been housed at the School of Music since being build in 1983. It entered the ANU Keyboard Institute in 2005.