OHS Database ID 22487.
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 March 16, 2016.
Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.
Two manuals. 34 stops. 24 registers. 29 ranks. 1660 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. Horseshoe style console. The console is movable.
Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.
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|Pipe Facade and Pedal Pipework (16' Subbass). Photograph by James R. Stettner 1995-03-29|
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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 61 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: 24 4 Octave 12 II Rausch Quint 64 STOPS: 34; inc. chimes 16 Trumpet (Gt) 12 8 Trumpet (Gt) –- RANKS: 29 8 Dulzian (Sw) –- 4 Schalmei 32 PIPES: 1,660 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