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Ebenezer Lutheran Church
2111 117th Ave. NE
Lake Stevens, Washington 98258

OHS Database ID 22487.

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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 January 28, 2019.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 34 stops. 23 registers. 28 ranks. 1623 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. Non-traditional style console. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This was a rebuild and enlargement of the existing Balcom and Vaughan Pipe Organs, Inc. instrument built in 1978 as that firm's opus 834. The main swell chest is a somewhat crudely made slider chest. Added pipework was of both new and used provenance. (Database Manager. December 30, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from Ken Cross. (Database Manager. April 8, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Sean Haley.
    In addition to the Swell slider chest, unit EP chests and offsets were added and also rather crudely built. The wooden 8' Gedeckt and 4'flutes of wood in the Swell were also crudely made for the project. The flutes and Erzahaler of the Great are somehow enclosed in the sacristy with their own but poorly functioning expression.

    The console was also "new," created from somewhat flimsy plywood reusing the keyboards and pedal board from the original B&V console. All previously existing cables including the existing electro-mechnaical relay were retained and reused. Additional switches and non-coded wiring were added on top of existing for the additional chests. (Database Manager. March 16, 2016)
  • Updated by James R. Stettner, who has heard or played the organ.

    (Stephen Hall. January 28, 2019)

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Photographs

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Pipe Facade. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1995-03-29
Pipe Facade and Pedal Pipework (16' Subbass). Photograph by James R. Stettner 1995-03-29

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Stoplist

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  • Original document from James R. Stettner.. Source: Stoplist copied from the console May 29, 1995
    Lake Stevens, Washington
    Ebenezer Lutheran Church
    
    BALCOM and VAUGHAN PIPE ORGANS, Inc., Opus 834, 1978
    Steven Cook, 1992 - “Extensive Rebuild and Enlargement”
    
    
    GREAT (Expressive *)                         COUPLERS
       16     Bourdon             (Sw)  –-          Swell to Pedal                  8
       8      Principal       (façade)  61          Great to Pedal                  8
       8      Rohrflute                 61 *
       8      Erzahler    [sic]         61 *        Swell to Great                  8
       8      Celeste             (tc)  49 *
       4      Octave          (façade)  61
       4      Nachthorn                 61 *     FINGER PISTONS
       2      Octave                    61          General                      1 - 10
       2      Flute               (RF)  24 *        Gt. to Ped.                   (rev)
       III-IV Mixture  [19-22-26]      232          Set
       8      Trumpet                   61          Can
              Chimes  [mc - f2)        (18)
    
                                                 TOE STUDS
    SWELL (Expressive)                              Gt. to Ped.                   (rev)
       8      Bourdon                   61
       8      Spitzgamba                61
       8      Celeste             (tc)  49       PEDAL MOVEMENTS
       4      Principal                 61          Swell Expression             (bal.)
       4      Melodia                   61          Enc. Great Expression        (bal.)
       2-2/3  Nasard                    61          Crescendo                    (bal.)
       2      Waldflute         (Bour)  24
       1-3/5  Tierce                    61
       II     Cymbal     [19-22]       122
       8      Trumpet             (Gt)  –-
       8      Dulzian                   61
       8      Vox Humana                61
              Tremulant                 
    
       Swell to Swell 16                  
       Swell to Swell 4
    
    
    PEDAL
       16     Subbass                   32
       16     Bourdon             (Sw)  12       ACTION: E-P unit; elec. slider
       8      Principal       (façade)  32
       8      Bourdon                   12       VOICES: 23
       4      Octave                    12
       II     Rausch Quint  [12-15]     64       STOPS: 34; inc. chimes
       16     Trumpet             (Gt)  12
       8      Trumpet             (Gt)  –-       RANKS: 28
       8      Dulzian             (Sw)  –-
       4      Schalmei                  32       PIPES: 1,623
    
    
    NOTES
    This instrument was created from the previous Balcom and Vaughan pipe organ built in
    1978 as that firm's Opus 834. It had 9 voices, 22 speaking stops, 10 ranks, and 617
    pipes. The façade remains from the 1978 instrument, and two of the Kilgen-style, Balcom
    and Vaughan electro-pneumatic unit chests were retained. The new chests are homemade,
    and of a decidedly inferior quality. The main Swell chest is a slider chest.
    
    Most of the original Balcom and Vaughan pipework appears to have been retained as well.
    The Pedal 4' Schalmei is actually an Oboe with crudely-soldered, added caps. This may
    have been the original Swell 8' Hautbois. All of the other B & V ranks are present and
    accounted for in some manner. The Balcom and Vaughan console was replaced by one
    reportedly built by Steven Cook with Peterson stop and combination actions.
    
    On the Great, the new 8' Erzahler [sic] has an old Dulciana for notes 1-12. The 8'
    Celeste is actually an old, used, Voix Celeste whose timbre does not match the Erzahler
    well. All of the other pipework is new or retained from the former organ. The chimes
    are used, and quite old. They operate from a pneumatic action.
    
    On the Swell, the 8' Bourdon is used. It is an older Stopped Diapason which has been
    planed to remove the old finish. The same is true of the 4' Melodia. The 8' Vox Humana
    is also a used rank of pipes, and does not fit into the tonal scheme very well. The top
    7 pipes of the 1-3/5' Tierce break back to 3-1/5' pitch.
    
    The Pedal 16' Subbass was added, and is exposed to the right side of the original façade
    near the choir seats.
    
    The enclosed portion of the Great is housed in a 'chamber' created from a part of the
    sacristy, and is enclosed with thin, flimsy, 1/4” wood paneling.
    
    The finger pistons are somewhat oddly placed. The ten generals are placed in the Great
    and Swell keyslips, but to the extreme left side. This has precluded placing the 'Set'
    piston in its traditional at the far left end of the Great keyslip. Instead, it has been
    awkwardly placed in the Swell keyslip toward the treble over note c# 50. The 'Cancel'
    piston is located in its traditional position at the far right end of the Great keyslip.
    
    The far left and largest portion of the façade contains the first 15 pipes of the Pedal
    8' Principal. The four pipes to the right of the longest one are dummies. The central
    portion of the façade contains the first 19 pipes of the Great 8' Principal. The far
    right portion of the façade contains the first 21 pipes of the Great 4' Octave. The
    first six pipes to the left of the longest one are also dummies.
    
    Sources: B&V opus list & files, JRS; extant altered organ
    
    
    Ebenezer Lutheran Church
    2111 117th Ave. NE
    P.O. Box 97
    Lake Stevens,  WA.  98258
    (206) 334-0421                               Documented: March 29, 1995
    
    		
  • Click Here Original document from James R. Stettner.. Source: Stoplist copied from the console May 29, 1995 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.