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Christ Episcopal Church
1216 Seventh Street
Anacortes, Washington 98221

OHS Database ID 60415.

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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 July 28, 2017.


Technical Details

Direct electric/electro-mechanical chests.

Two manuals. 1 divisions. 23 stops. 2 registers. 2 ranks. 170 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a floor-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs.

Notes

  • This entry describes alterations to an existing organ.
    Identified by James R. Stettner, the builder.
    This was the building of a new keydesk area with terraced stop jambs, replacement keyboards, re-configuring to be AGO standard dimensions, and the addition of a solid state relay and a new solid state combination action. The relay is prepared for three aditional ranks to be added bring the organ to 5 ranks in a room that seats about 80. (Database Manager. July 27, 2017)
  • Updated by James R. Stettner, the builder. (Database Manager. July 28, 2017)

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Photographs

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Organ case at rear of nave. Photograph by James R. Stettner 2020-02-01
Organ case at rear of nave - closer view. Photograph by James R. Stettner 2020-02-01
Organ case with attached, projecting kedesk. Photograph by James R. Stettner 2018-12-19
Pedal 16' Bourdon extension. Photograph by James R. Stettner 2020-02-01

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Stoplist

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  • Original document from James R. Stettner.. Source: Stoplist copied from console controls PDF document; -- will open in a new window or tab.
  • Typed Stoplist. Source: Stoplist from the builder July 18, 2017
    Anacortes, Washington
    Christ Episcopal Church
    
    UNKNOWN BUILDER, 1970's – 'Kit Organ'
    Rev. Marvin Blake, 19__, Installation and Added 16' Bourdon
    Puget Sound Pipe Organs, 2017 - Solid State Conversion, Stoplist Revision,
                                    New Keydesk & Manuals
    
    GREAT (Expressive)           SWELL (Expressive)           PEDAL (Expressive)
    8'     Principal             8'     Koppel Flute          16'    Bourdon
    8'     Koppel Flute          4'     Principal                    blank
    4'     Octave                4'     Koppel Flute          8'     Koppel Flute
    4'     Koppel Flute          2-2/3' Nasard                5-1/3' Quint
    2-2/3' Twelfth               2'     Doublette             4'     Choral Bass
    2'     Fifteenth             2'     Flute                 4'     Koppel Flute
    1-1/3' Larigot               1-3/5' Tierce                2'     Octave
    III    Mixture               1'     Fife                  II     Grave Mixture
    
    
    STOP / RANK / PIPE ANALYSIS
    16'    Bourdon                 (Ped)   12   Extension of the 8' Koppel Flute.
    8'     Principal                (Gt)   –-   From the 4' Octave. Bottom 8ve from
                                                   the 8' Koppel Flute.
    8'     Koppel Flute      (Sw/Gt/Ped)   61
    5-1/3' Quint                   (Ped)   –-   From the 8' Koppel Flute.
    4'     Octave                   (Gt)   61
    4'     Principal                (Sw)   –-   Same as the 4' Octave.
    4'     Choral Bass             (Ped)   –-   Same as the 4' Octave.
    4'     Koppel Flute      (Sw/Gt/Ped)   12   Extension of the 8' Koppel Flute.
    2-2/3' Twelfth                  (Gt)    7   Extension of the 4' Principal.
    2-2/3' Nasard                   (Sw)    7   Extension of the 8' Koppel Flute.
    2'     Fifteenth                (Gt)    5   Extension of the 4' Octave.
    2'     Doublette                (Sw)   –-   Same as the 2' Fifteenth.
    2'     Octave                  (Ped)   –-   Same as the 2' Fifteenth.
    2'     Flute                    (Sw)    5   Extension of the 8' Koppel Flute.
    1-3/5' Tierce                   (Sw)   –-   From the Koppel Flute unit. 57 notes.
    1-1/3' Larigot                  (Gt)   –-   From the Koppel Flute unit. Top 8ve
                                                   repeats.
    1'     Fife                     (Sw)   –-   From the 4' Principal unit. Top 8ve
                                                   repeats.
    III    Mixture                  (Gt)   –-   Derived from the 4' Principal unit.
    II     Grave Mixture           (Ped)   –-   Derived from the 4' Principal unit.
    
    
    PIPE SUMMARY
    Principal                                    Koppel Flute
    73 pipes                                     97 pipes
    
    COUPLERS                                     FINGER PISTONS
    None                                         General                       1 - 4
                                                 Swell                         1 - 4
                                                 Great                         1 - 4
    TOE STUDS                                    Auto Pedal     [illum.]       (rev)
    General                       1 – 4          Zimbelstern                   (rev)
    Pedal                         1 – 4          SFZ                           (rev)
    Zimbelstern                   (rev)
    Sforzando                     (rev)
                                                 PEDAL MOVEMENTS
                                                 Expression                   (bal.)
                                                 Crescendo                    (bal.)
    
    
    ACTION: E-M        VOICES: 2        STOPS: 23        RANKS: 2        PIPES: 170
    
    
    NOTES
    This was a kit organ by an unidentified builder. It was acquired by the wife of
    a Seattle-area Episcopal priest - Joan Thompson. When they couple retired and
    moved to Vashon Island, WA they gave the organ to Christ Church in Anacortes.
    
    It was installed there by that parish's former rector Rev. Marvin H. Blake, who
    also added the wooden 16' Bourdon extension pipes outside the case. Their origins
    are unknown. The organ was dedicated during Epiphany in 2003, sadly after Rev.
    Blake had died.
    
    The front of the case is covered by folding glass doors, and the expression
    louvers are in the ceiling of the case. The original expression louver mechanism
    was a long clutch cable which had corroded from the salt air and was no longer
    functional. In May, 2016 – Puget Sound Pipe Organs built a new wooden system of
    mechanical connection from expression shoe to ceiling louvers to replace the
    cable. Also, the Pedal 16' Bourdon was moved to the left to uncover a memorial
    stained glass window, and elevated on legs to avoid blocking a floor heating duct.
    
    In June/July 2017, Puget Sound Pipe Organs rebuilt the keydesk area and did a
    solid state conversion. A new keydesk platform was installed. Replacement re-
    cycled keyboards from Burlington Lutheran in Burlington, WA. were installed with
    a new key spring return system. Terraced stopjambs were built for both sides of
    the manuals. The bottom terrace holds the Pedal stops. The middle terrace is the
    Great, and the top terrace is the Swell.
    
    A new Syndyne solid state relay and combination action was installed. Future
    plans include enlarging the organ to five (5) ranks, and the relay is fully
    prepared for the additions. To be added are a used Estey 8' Stopped Diapason
    already in the church's possession, an 8' Dulciana, and an independent 2-2/3'
    Nasard. The Principal will be moved to a ledge over the nave entry and a 
    Haskelled 8' bass added.
    
    Sources: JRS, extant organ 
    
    Documented: July 18, 2017
    
  • Click Here Typed Stoplist. Source: Stoplist from the builder July 18, 2017 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.