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Covenant Presbyterian Church
4000 Ridgewood Rd.
Jackson, Mississippi

OHS Database ID 60717.

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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 26, 2018.


Technical Details

Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery at the rear of the room and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console with roll top.

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. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Renovated by someone in 1998, at which time a 3-manual Austin console was added. (Jeff Scofield. November 19, 2017)
  • Updated by Oliver J. Finch, who has heard or played the organ.
    The Ruffatti organ was originally 2-manuals with the Great division being split as enclosed and unenclosed. A new 3-manual Austin console was ordered through David Finch, Austin Representative, in 1998. The enclosed part of the Great was renamed the Choir division for the 3rd manual. There are stoptabs that are prepared-for in hopes of having a complete stoplist. This Austin console has the last mechanical combination action they made and was purchased specifically for that reason.
    My Father (David Finch) installed the console in 1998 and services this organ on a regular basis and it is still in good condition.

    Interesting note: the organ has two solo Trumpet stops. A Trompette en Chamade was added shortly after the organ was installed by Ruffatti. The "hooded" Trompette de FĂȘte 8' in the Great wasn't sufficient as a solo stop, so the en Chamade was added shortly after. There are also a few electronic stops built by Rodgers Organs which include three 32' Pedal stops. (Steven E. Lawson. July 26, 2018)

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Photographs

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Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-10-31
Trompette-en-Chamade. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-10-31
Choirloft, console and exposed pipes. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-10-31
Sanctuary interior to rear. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-10-31
Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-10-31
Church exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2017-10-31

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Stoplist

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