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Church of the Epiphany, Episcopal
1805 38th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98122

OHS Database ID 24247.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been relocated and is no longer at this location.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition December 27, 2006.


Technical Details

Austin Universal Air Chests(©).

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 10 stops. 14 registers. 11 ranks. 722 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

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 in a fixed position, right.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This is the parish's second instrument, but the first in the new building. The old building housing another Austin (Op. 881, 1919) is now the chapel. The Austin was installed in a chamber at the front on the left wall. The console was on the right side of the chancel opposite the chamber with the organist facing the chamber - congregation to the left. The organ was removed by Marceau & Associates of Portland, Oregon in 1997 in preparation for the new Noack tracker. It was purchased by St. Hilda-St. Patrick Episcopal Church in Edmonds, Washington, and was placed in storage there. It was finally installed by parishioners in 2005-2006. (Database Manager. October 17, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. December 27, 2006)

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  • Original document from James R. Stettner.. Source: Stoplist copied from console stop controls PDF document; -- will open in a new window or tab.
  • . Source: Documented by Jim Stettner May 21, 1992

  • Church of the Epiphany, Episcopal
    
    Seattle, Washington  
    
    AUSTIN ORGANS, INC., Opus 2179, 1952
     - Original Specifications”
    
    
    GREAT (Expressive)                           COUPLERS
       8     Open Diapason              68          Swell 8                  [to Pedal]          
       8     Harmonic Flute             68          Swell 4                  [to Pedal]
       8     Dolce                      68          Great 8                  [to Pedal]
       4     Octave                     68          Great 4                  [to Pedal]
       II Rk Doublette     [12-15]     122
             Tremolo                                Swell 16                 [to Great]
                                                 Swell 8                  [to Great]
       Great 16                                     Swell 4                  [to Great]
       Great On 8
       Great 4
                                                 FINGER PISTONS
                                                    General                       1 - 8
    SWELL (Expressive)                              Swell                         1 - 8
       8     Chimney Flute              68            REV   [Swell to Pedal]      (rev)
       8     Viola                      68            REV   [Swell to Great]      (rev)
       8     Viola Celeste        (tc)  56          Great                         1 - 8
       4     Chimney Flute              12            REV   [Great to Pedal]      (rev)
       8     Trumpet                    68          Sforz                         (rev)
             Tremolo                                0
    
       Swell 16
       Swell On 8                                TOE STUDS
       Swell 4                                      Pedal                         1 - 6
                                                    Great to Ped. Rev.            (rev)
                                                    Swell to Ped. Rev.            (rev)
    PEDAL (Expressive)                              Swell to Great Rev.           (rev)
       16    Diapason                   32          Sforz                         (rev)
       16    Gedeckt              (Sw)  12
       8     Octave                     12
       8     Gedeckt              (Sw)  –-       PEDAL MOVEMENTS
                                                    Swell Expression             (bal.)
                                                    Great Expression             (bal.)
                                                    Crescendo                    (bal.)
    
    
    ACTION: Austin E-P Universal ™    VOICES: 10    STOPS: 14    RANKS: 11    PIPES: 722
    
    
    NOTES
    The organ was originally built for the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Seattle.
    It was the parish's second pipe organ, and second Austin. The previous building – now
    the chapel – housed a 2-manual, 7-rank Austin, Opus 881 built in 1919.
    
    It was installed in a wide, elevated chamber on the left side of the chancel. The
    console was placed opposite the chamber on the right side with the organist facing the
    chamber – congregation to the left. The Great was on the right-hand and the Swell on
    the left. The Pedal Diapason is of open wood for the first 24 pipes, and the first nine
    of those were horizontally mounted behind the two manual swellboxes.
    
    The Austin was removed by Marceau & Associates of Portland, OR. in preparation for the
    new III-manual, 45-rank Fritz Noack tracker late in 1997. It was purchased by St. Hilda-
    St. Patrick Episcopal Church of Edmonds, WA. and stored there for a few years before
    being installed by parishioner Giles Shepherd with help from C. Brantley Duddey of Penn-
    sylvania. It replaced a II-manual & pedal, 7-rank Estey reed organ.
    
    
    Sources: Austin Opus List; JRS; extant organ
    
    
    Documented: May 21, 1992 by Jim Stettner
    
  • . Source: Documented by Jim Stettner May 21, 1992 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.