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Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 2719, 1990)

Location:

National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa
654 Ferry Road
Doylestown, PA 18901 US
Organ ID: 11805

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 82 ranks. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 65 stops. 89 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: Exposed pipes or case front visible in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 65
  • Registers: 89
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 08, 2018:

Updated by Adam Chlebek, who has heard or played the organ.

The most apparent problem is that the console\'s control system is fried, such that using pistons can sometimes cause the organ to go dead. One must turn the organ off and turn it back on, which gets in the way of playing during a Mass or a recital. Other than the problems with the console, the organ fully functions, and is used regularly.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on March 02, 2011:

Updated through online information from Kip Said.

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

Database Manager on December 21, 2004:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 20, 2004: http://www.austinorgans.com/organ-research.htm.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from <i>The American Organist</i> November 1991
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ Case and Console: (ca. 1990) Photo from Austin promotional booklet; image courtesy of James R. Stettner.

Organ Facade: Photograph by Adam Chlebek. Taken on 2018-07-01

Console: Photograph by Adam Chlebek. Taken on 2018-07-01

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