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Our Lady of Perpetual Help R.C. Church
2619 Cedar St.
Everett, Washington 98201

OHS Database ID 22478.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ needs repairs, but is in usable condition.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition November 20, 2011.


Technical Details

Tubular pneumatic key action. Pneumatic stop action.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 17 stops. 15 registers. 15 ranks. 980 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 30 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Adjustable mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ is free-standing and encased in the rear gallery. The casework is of quarter-sawn oak. The façade is a pipe fence of 35 pipes including pipes 1-17 of the Great 8' Open Diapason. (Database Manager. December 30, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Stopped-by the church Nov. 15, 2011 to visit the organ. It is used regularly, but still in need of a thorough rebuilding/restoration. Two stops on the Swell have now failed, and another is stuck-on. Numerous dead notes are also appearing. The church did an extensive sanctuary remodel between 2006 - 2009. Sometime during that period, the organ was removed by John Moir/Balcom and Vaughan and placed into storage; then re-installed. But evidently no mechanical refurbishing was done. (Database Manager. November 20, 2011)

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Photographs

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Organ in rear gallery, July 1995.. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1995-07-00
Organ in rear gallery, July 1995.. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1995-07-00
Facade, July 1995.. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1995-07-00
Keydesk, July 1995.. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1995-07-00
Left stopjamb (Swell and Pedal), July 1995.. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1995-07-00
Right stopjamb (Great), July 1995.. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1995-07-00
Great pipework (l-r): 8' Open Diapason, 8' Dulciana, 8' Melodia, 4' Octave 8' Doppel Floete, 4' Flute d'Amour, December 1995. Photograph by James R. Stettner
Swell pipework (l-r): 16' Bourdon, 8' Aeoline, 8' Stopped Diapason, 8' Viole d'Orchestre, 8' Vox Celese, 8' Open Diapason, December 1995. Photograph by James R. Stettner
Swell pipework (from center); 8' Open Diapason; 4' Flute Harmonique, 8' Oboe & Bassoon. Photograph by James R. Stettner

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist taken from the console July, 1995
    Everett, Washington
    Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
    
    M.P. Möller, Opus 2211, 1916 - Original Specifications
     
    GREAT
       8  Gr. Open Diapason          61
       8  Gr. Doppel Floete          61
       8  Gr. Melodia                61
       8  Gr. Dulciana               61
       4  Gr. Octave                 61
       4  Gr. Flute d'Amour          61
       Great 4'
    
    SWELL (Expressive)
       16 Sw. Bourdon                73
       8  Sw. Open Diapason          73   1-12 open wood
       8  Sw. Stopped Diapason       73
       8  Sw. Viole d'Orchestra      73
       8  Sw. Vox Celeste       (tc) 61
       8  Sw. Aeoline                73
       4  Sw. Flute Harmonique       73
       8  Sw. Oboe & Bassoon         73
          Tremulant
       Swell Unison Separatn
       Swell 4
    
    PEDAL
       16 Ped. Bourdon               30
       16 Ped. Lieblich Gedeckt (Sw) --
       8  Ped. Bass Flute            12
    
    COUPLERS
       Swell to Pedal             [8]
       Great to Pedal             [8]
       Swell to Great          16,[8],4
    
    FINGER PISTONS
       Swell & Pedal              1 - 3
       Great & Pedal              1 - 3
       Comp. Coup. Cancel  (mechanical)
    
    FOOT LEVERS (Labeled)
       Gr. to Ped. Reversible     (rev)
     
    PEDAL MOVEMENTS
       Swell Expression          (bal.)
       Crescendo                 (bal.)
    
    ACTION: T-P primary & stop (membrane chests)
    VOICES: 15
    STOPS: 17
    RANKS: 15
    PIPES: 980
    
    NOTES
    The organ is located in the rear gallery, and is housed in a free-standing
    case with an attached, projecting keydesk. Pipes 1-17 of the Gr. 8' Open
    Diapason are in the 35-pipe facade. The organ is entirely original except
    for the Gr. 8' Dulciana which was replaced from tenor C by Möller Rep.
    Charles M. Rich of Orting, Washington with pipes supplied by Möller when
    the originals had allegedly collapsed on themselves. The originals are in
    storage beneath the regulators, and only a few appear to be actually
    damaged.  The damage looks like someone grabbed the pipes to keep from
    falling-over and bent them over at the rackboard level. Pipes 1-12 of the
    Dulciana are of open wood with wood slide tuners. The Gr. 8' Melodia has
    wooden slide tuners. The first 12 pipes of the Swell 16' Bourdon are un-
    enclosed and diatonically divided at either end of the Great chest. The
    Pedal 16' Bourdon has its first 26 pipes divided diatonically at either
    side of the case. The top 16 pipes are on a chromatic chest under the
    bass end of the Great. The manual windchests are membrane chests.
    
     [Received on line from James R. Stettner April 22, 2009.]
  • Click Here Stoplist taken from the console July, 1995 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.