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Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 2195, 1953)

Location:

Christ Church Cathedral, Episcopal
35 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01103 US
Organ ID: 12672

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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, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 49 ranks. 2,965 pipes. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 41 stops. 53 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Exposed pipes visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 41
  • Registers: 53
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • 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 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 April 21, 2014:

Tonal changes in Theodore Gilbert & Associates as part of ongoing rebuild begun in 1985; now 3/54.

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

Database Manager on May 18, 2007:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Organ installed in front on left side of chancel. Pipes exposed in functional displays on both chancel and transept sides. Pedal 32' Open Diapason (wood) retained from previous 1911 Steere. These pipes are exposed on the left transept back wall.

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

Database Manager on January 07, 2005:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 29, 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 Diapason</i> March 1952
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Displays: (1976) Promotional photo in the collection of James R. Stettner.

Pedal Pipework (32' Diapason): (ca. 1953) Promotional photo in the collection of James R. Stettner.

North Transept Pipe Display: (ca. 1953) Promotional photo in the collection of James R. Stettner.

Chancel Pipe Display (Great & Positiv): (ca. 1953) Promotional photo in the collection of James R. Stettner.

Church Exterior: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1912).

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