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Asbury United Methodist Church
340 East Market Street
York, Pennsylvania 17403

Sanctuary

OHS Database ID 57392.

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Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 7, 2016.


Technical Details

Three manuals. 32 ranks.

Notes

  • Rebuilt console for the existing organ. Identified by Harold Ulmer, based on personal knowledge of the organ.

    Working in 2015 with Jonathan Ambrosino, who wrote a report on the organ 15 years ago, SDG Pipe Organs restored the console to as close to 1938 condition as possible realizing that the original combination action had been replaced by the Daffer company years earlier. Poorly cut on/off switch holes in the keydesk were covered with oak panels and a new nameboard was made to eliminate the unsightly solid state controls.

    A solid state Classic Organ Works system was installed with its digital readouts hidden in a drawer. The original ivory keyboards were retained with significant cleaning and polishing as well the replacement of several damaged keys with salvaged Aeolian-Skinner keys. Harris drawknobs, coupler rails and pistons slips have been used.

    The entire organ was rewired and the console raised out of its original pit location. Utilizing original A-S records for this instrument, a tonal scheme was devised and drawknobs were added to reflect future plans to complete the pipe organ to 1938 suggestions. This proposed tonal scheme includes replica chests and vintage pipework to complete the Choir and Swell divisions. There are also plans to add a free standing Echo organ in the church's rear gallery. Some vintage Aeolian- Skinner pipework has already been secured to make these additions.

    As of 2016 funds are being sought to make these additions a reality. Please note that in the original specification on the OHS website the name of the church is First Presbyterian Church of York - it is actually Asbury United Methodist Church. (Database Manager. January 7, 2016)

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Photographs

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Builder name plate. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Sanctuary interior from floor. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Sanctuary interior to rear. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Console and nave to rear. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Left Stopjamb. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Right Stopjamb. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Couplers. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Console and chamber. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Builder name plate. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Stained glass window. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Console. Photograph by Gary Nace 2015-04-01

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Stoplist

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  • . Source: Stoplist copied from the console October 17, 2019
           York, Pennsylvania
           Asbury United Methodist Church
    
           Aeolian-Skinner     Op. 975   1938   3/32
           S.D.G. Pipe Organs            2015   Renovation
           _______________________________________________
    
           GREAT                          SWELL
    
       16' Flute Conique              16' Lieblich Gedeckt
        8' Principal Diapason          8' Geigen
        8' Second Diapason             8' Stopped Diapason
        8' Bordun                      8' Viole de Gambe
        8' Spitzflöte                  8' Viole Celeste
        4' Octave Diapason             8' Viola Atheria
        4' Gemshorn                    8' Atheria Celesta
       II  Grave Mixture               4' Octave Geigen
        8' Tuba                        4' Flute ⌂
           Chimes                      2' Fifteenth
           Sub                       III  Mixture
           Unison Off                 16' Fagotto
           Super                       8' Trompette
                                       8' Oboe
           ECHO                        8' Vox Humana
                                       4' Clarion
        8' Principal                      Tremolo
        8' Bourdon                        Sub
        4' Octave                         Unison Off
        4' Flute Harmonique               Super
      III  Plein Jeu                      Chimes
           Tremolo                        ON-OFF
        8' Fanfare Trumpet
           Sub                            PEDAL
           Unison Off
           Super                      32' Resultant
                                      16' Open Diapason
           CHOIR                      16' Bourdon
                                      16' Flute Conique
        8' Orchestral Flute           16' Lieblich Gedeckt
        8' Viola                       8' Principal
        8' Dulciana                    8' Bourdon
        8' Unda Maris                  8' Stille Gedeckt
        4' Flauto Traverso             4' Choral Bass
        4' Violina                    16' Trombone
    2 2/3' Nazard                     16' Fagotto
        2' Blockflöte                  8' Trumpet
    1 3/5' Terz                           Chimes
        8' Clarinet                   16' Echo Bourdon
           Tremolo                     8' Echo Bourdon
           Sub
           Unison Off
           Super
           Harp
           Celesta
    
           [Received from Jeff Scofield November 4, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist copied from the console October 17, 2019 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.