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Schlicker Organ Co. (1951)

Location:

Trinity Episcopal Church
371 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14202 US
Christ Chapel
Organ ID: 10999

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, but not in use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on October 24, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 24 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 19 stops. 25 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on October 24, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 19
  • Registers: 25
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on October 24, 2019.
Database Manager on October 24, 2019:

Updated by Scot Huntington, who has heard or played the organ.
In recent years the church demographics have changed. The chapel is now unused, has been cleared of furniture, and is presently used as a storage area. The organ is functional but unused, sadly lapsing into unplayability. As originally built, the organ was rather gentle- the chapel being used for morning prayer and intimate weddings, funerals, and the occasional Evensong or minor liturgical service. Dr. John Hofmann, organist of the church for over 30 years and Organ Professor at SUNY Fredonia, had the organ loudened slightly as it was ineffective at leading hymn singing when the chapel was full. The loudening by Bohall was expertly and sympathetically done, but the organ lost something of its original silvery elegance in the process, going from understated to forthright.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 25, 2019.

Database Manager on October 26, 2016:

Updated through online information from scot huntington.
The organ was loudened by Donald Bohall, head of the Schlicker service department ca. 1974. This organ was the first tonally fully developed neo-baroque organ built by Hermann Schlicker, and served as a demonstration organ for interested clients visiting the factory, until the large organ was built in the main church three years later.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on December 30, 2006:

Updated through on-line information from David Snyder.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 2004.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

In a common expression box.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist from console, July 2019: Open In New Tab Original document from Scot Huntington. Originally published 2019-09-09
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on September 09, 2019.

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