OHS Database ID 24823.
Renovation, restoration, or revision is in progress.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition November 25, 2006.
Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.
Three manuals. 3 divisions. 14 stops. 14 registers. 15 ranks. 825 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, left.
Stop keys on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.
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|Great pipework. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1995-03-00|
|Pedal 16' Bourdon. Photograph by James R. Stettner 1995-03-00|
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Poulsbo, Washington Liberty Bay Presbyterian Church (formerly, Christ Memorial Church) RODNEY TROSTAD, 1963-6_, Original Specifications GREAT SWELL (Expressive) 8 Diapason -- 8 Diapason 61 8 Geigen 61 8 Bourdon [16'] (tc) 49 8 Gemshorn 61 8 Gedackt 61 4 Principal 61 8 Viola 61 2-2/3 Twelfth -- 8 Viola Celeste 61 2 Fifteenth [Aeoline] 61 8 Aloline [sic] [Dulciana] 61 1-3/5 Tierce -- 4 Harmonic Flute 61 IV Fourniture -- 2-2/3 Nasat -- 8 Trumpet -- 2 Nachthorn 61 Chimes 8 Cornopean 61 8 Oboe -- Great 16' Tremulant Great Unison [Off] Great 4' Swell 16' Swell Unison [Off] Swell 4' CHOIR (Expressive) 8 Melodia -- 8 Dulciana -- PEDAL blank -- 16 Open Diapason -- blank -- 16 Bourdon 32 8 Clarinet -- 16 Violone -- Tremolo 16 Gedackt 32 Chimes (Gt) -- 8 Bourdon -- 4 Fifteenth -- Choir 16' 16 Posaune -- Choir Unison [Off] Choir 4' COUPLERS TOE STUDS Swell to Pedal ,4 Sw. to Ped. (rev) Great to Pedal ,4 Gt. to Ped. (rev) Choir to Pedal ,4 Ch. to Ped. (rev) Sforz. (rev) Swell to Great 16,,4 Choir to Great 16,,4 COMBINATION COUPLERS Swell to Choir 16,,4 Pedal to Swell On / Off Pedal to Great On / Off Pedal to Choir On / Off FINGER PISTONS Full Organ 1 - 5 Swell 1 - 6 PEDAL MOVEMENTS Great 1 - 6 Swell Expression (bal.) Choir 1 - 6 Great Expression (bal.) Pedal 1 - 6 Choir Expression (bal.) Crescendo (bal.) ACTION: E-P primary VOICES: 15 STOPS: 15 RANKS: 15 PIPES: 845 & unit NOTES This organ has its origins in an instrument built by J.W. Steere and Son from Springfield, Mass. c. 1915 for a church in Auburn, New York. The organ was placed for sale in 1963, and was discovered by Christ Memorial Church parishioner and organ technician Rodney Trostad. After purchase approval was given by the Board, Mr. Trostad and church treasurer Glen Odle flew to New York to dismantle and pack the instrument for shipping. A used, c. 1929, III- manual, M.P. Möller console, opus 6753, was purchased from a church in Pennsylvania. Six additional ranks of pipes were secured in Seattle. By Christmas 1965, the Great had three ranks sounding and one Pedal rank was playing. Bit by bit the organ continued to grow. By the time of the dedication of the new church, the organ was up to 14 ranks, and well on its way to the planned total of 23 voices. One addi- tional rank was added before work on the instrument was stopped. The Church was able to purchase, ship, renovate, and install this instrument for only $4,600.00. Christ Memorial Church later moved to a new, much larger facility and acquired a used, III-manual Reuter from the closed First Methodist in Yakima, WA., which Mr Trostad installed in the new facility. The former church housing the Steere-Trostad organ was sold to Liberty Bay Presbyterian Church, who in the mid 1990-s advertised the instrument for sale. The Great 2' Fifteenth stoptablet actually controls an 8' Aeoline rank. The Swell 8' Aloline [sic] stoptablet actually controls an 8' Dulciana. The Swell 8' Bourdon has been transposed as a tenor C 16' Bourdon. The 2' Nachthorn is actually a common metal 2' Fifteenth. The Pedal 8' Bourdon has been wired as a Pedal-to-Pedal 4' coupler. Sources: Christ Memorial Church files; JRS; extant organ [Received from James R. Stettner 2012-12-16.]