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Ascension Episcopal Church
16 Linwood Ave.
Buffalo, New York 14209

OHS Database ID 11012.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 305, 2004-07-11. The award was rescinded 2008-02-18.


Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ needs repairs, but is in usable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition November 24, 2017.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 43 stops. 31 ranks.

The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 2004. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Dedicated 24 Jan 1934. The organ has suffered water damage in recent years. Ongoing restoration being carried out by Kegg Pipe Organ Bulders as of 2004. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated by Peter Davis, who has heard or played the organ.
    I was Organist-Choirmaster at Ascension 1999-2005. The parish moved to another facility in 2014. Most furnishings were sold at auction, save for the Kimball and the Steinway Grand (1888). Turned over to the Diocese, the building was deconsecrated, being converted (eventually) to senior/low income housing. Sanctuary to be used for performing arts and community gatherings. Future of the Kimball is uncertain. (Choir division became unusable shortly after the Swell was returned to service by Niagara Organ Works, and the organ's wind pressures and tuning (altered 1970s by Delaware) were restored, as well. A shame: a glorious organ in a glorious acoustic! (Steven E. Lawson. November 24, 2017)

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Photographs

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Console. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-05-04
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2003-05-04

Pipe organs in New York sponsored by Foley-Baker, Inc.

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Stoplist

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  • taken from console 9/15/11
    Ascension Episcopal Church
    
    North Street and Linwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209
    
    W.W. Kimball op# 7127, 1934
    
    Great (unenclosed) - 
    
    16' Double Open Diapason
    8' First Diapason
    8' Second Diapason
    8' Harmonic Flute
    8' Gemshorn
    4' Octave
    II Grave Mixture (12, 15)
    8' Tromba
    Tremolo
    
    Swell (enclosed) - 
    
    16' Quintaton
    8' Geigen Diapason
    8' Salicional
    8' Vox Celeste
    8' Gedeckt
    4' Octave Geigen
    4' Chimney Flute
    2 2/3' Nazard
    2' Flautino
    16' Waldhorn
    8' Trumpet
    8' Oboe
    4' Clarion
    Tremolo
    
    Choir (enlcosed) - 
    
    16' Dulciana
    8' English Diapason
    8' Melodia
    8' Dulciana
    8' Unda Maris
    4' Flute d'Amour
    4' Dulcet
    2 2/3' Dulce Twelfth
    2' Dolce Fifteenth
    8' Clarinet
    Tremolo
    
    Pedal (unenclosed) - 
    
    32' Resultant
    16' First Diapason
    16' Second Diapason (Gt.)
    16' Bourdon 
    16' Quintaton (Sw.)
    16' Dulciana (Ch.)
    8' Octave
    8' Flute
    8' Gedeckt
    16' Trombone
    16' Waldhorn (Sw.)
    8' Tromba (ext. 16')
    
     [Received from Peter Gonciarz 2011-09-20.]
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