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Ontko & Young Co. (Opus 21, 1992)

Location:

First Scots Presbyterian Church
53 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401 US
Organ ID: 11149

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with direct-electric pull-downs (externally mounted)
  • 71 ranks. 4,126 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 48 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with direct-electric pull-downs (externally mounted) chests
  • Position: In center 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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Registers: 48
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Push-button stop controls.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 29, 2010:

Updated through online information from Olivia Margaret Ontko. -- Organ is located in front gallery-level chambers with facade pipes visible behind three wrought-iron grilles. Console is located in the rear gallery.

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

Database Manager on October 09, 2007:

Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Has been used in the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. The console was relocated to the gallery to provide more room in the choir loft. Organ in regular use for services (2007).

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

Database Manager on August 13, 2007:

Updated through online information from William Rowland. -- This organ console is very unusual. There are no stop knobs, nothing that even begins to look like traditional stop pulls or devices. Instead there are push buttons one pushes to bring on or take off a stop. These buttons work in concert with combination actions.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

"Previous organs: 1829 Appleton destroyed in 1886 earthquake; 1887 Felgemaker burned in 1945; 1947 Austin, rebuilt by Schantz in 1979, altered in 1938 by Ontko & Young, destroyed in hurricane Hugo 1989;"

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

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