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Daniel (Dan) L. Angerstein View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Victoria, TX, 1967-1970; Boston, MA, 1970-1972; Wreatham, MA 1972-1983; Stoughton, MA 1983-1987; Hagerstown, MD 1987-1992; Grand Rapids, MI 1994-1998; Hendersonville, NC.
Classification: Builder

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March 07, 2016:

From a biographical summary provided by Daniel Angerstein -

Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, Texas, BA, 1970, Organ performance and music history

Rubin Frels Pipe Organs, Victoria, Texas
1967-1969
Part time apprenticeship building, installation and voicing.

AEolian-Skinner Organ Company, Boston, Massachusetts
August 1970-April 1972
Apprenticed in many phases of organ building, including voicing and tonal finishing, building mechanical action organs, testing electro-pneumatic windchests, troubleshooting solid-state consoles, racking pipes, and installation of organs

Kinzey-Angerstein Organ Company, Wrentham, Massachusetts
January 1972-December 1982 - Vice-president and co-owner.
Responsible for sales, operating company, design and execution of new mechanical action organs, rebuilding, service work, tonal design and all voicing and finishing.

Angerstein & Associates, Ltd., Stoughton, Massachusetts
January 1983-December 1987 - president and owner.
Responsible for sales, operating company, design and execution of new mechanical action organs, rebuilding of existing instruments, tonal design and all voicing and finishing.

M. P. Moller, Inc., Hagerstown, Maryland
September 1987-April 1989 - Associate Tonal Director.
Established new scaling practices. Traveled to assist in sales, new organs and rebuilds from inception of design through tonal finishing. Scaled instruments and set C-s at the factory as well as provided artistic direction.

M. P. Moller, Inc., Hagerstown, Maryland
April 1989-April 1992 - Tonal Director.
Provided artistic direction of the company as well as duties described above.

King of Instruments, Inc., Hagerstown, Maryland
September 1992-November 1994 - Vice-President/Tonal Director

Angerstein Organ Works, Grand Rapids, Michigan
November 1994-January 1998
New instruments, rebuilding, voicing/tonal finishing, consultation.

Angerstein Organ Works, Ltd., Hendersonville, North Carolina
January 1998-present
New instruments, rebuilding, voicing/tonal finishing, consultation.

Friends of the Wanamaker Organ, Macy-s Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 2011-present.
Tonal Consultant to the Wanamaker Organ. Completion of the Orchestral Division in the instrument; voicing and restoration of ranks in an ongoing project to maintain the integrity of the organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

August 11, 2015:

From the OHS PC Database Builders Listing editor, updated Nov 21, 2015 using information supplied by Daniel Angerstein in an e-mail. -

Daniel Angerstein was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1947. He is the brother of Linda Angerstein. He apprenticed with Rubin S. Frels of Victoria, Texas, 1967-1970; and attended Texas Lutheran College of Seguin, Texas. He was a voicer with the Aeolian-Skinner firm of Boston, Massachusetts, from 1970 until its closing in 1972. He then became partner with another Aeolian-Skinner former employee, Allen B. Kinzey, in Kinzey-Angerstein Organ Co. of Wrentham, Massachusetts, in 1972. After the partnership ended, he established Angerstein & Associates of Stoughton, Massachusetts, in 1983.

In 1987, he was offered a position with M. P. Möller of Hagerstown, Maryland as associate tonal director, he became tonal director in 1989. After Möller ceased operation in 1993, he was with the successor firm, King of Instruments of Chicago, Illinois and Hagerstown, Maryland, in 1994, as vice-president, and tonal director. With the closing of King of Instruments in October of 1994, he established Daniel L. Angerstein Organ Works in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Angerstein relocated to Hendersonville, North Carolina in 1998 and continues working there.

Associations:

  • Organ Historical Society
  • Friends of the Wanamaker Organ

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

April 15, 2010:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). -

Brother of Linda Angerstein; with Aeolian-Skinner firm of Boston, Massachusetts, 1970; partner with Allen B. Kinzey in Kinzey-Angerstein Organ Co. of Wrentham, Massachusetts, 1972; established Angerstein & Associates of Stoughton, Massachusetts, 1983; with M. P. Möller of Hagerstown, Maryland, 1987; with successor King of Instruments firm of Chicago, Illinois, 1994; established Daniel L. Angerstein Organ Works.

 

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 3 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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