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Austin Organ Co. (Opus 388, 1912)

Location:

Calvary Presbyterian Church
2020 E. 79th St.
Cleveland, OH 44103 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 13267

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been altered 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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 40 ranks. 7 divisions. 4 manuals. 58 stops. 39 registers.
All:
  • 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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 7
  • Stops: 58
  • Registers: 39
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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 Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action 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 January 03, 2011:

Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield.

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

Database Manager on March 31, 2010:

Updated through on-line information from John Bishop. -- I was organist/director of music at Calvary Presbyterian from April 1975 to October 1983, starting as a student at Oberlin. I understood that tonal changes had been made by Schantz but never researched that. Albert Riemenschneider was organist at Calvary when new console was installed. The pastors and congregation had been deeply involved in the Civil Rights Movement and effective community activism. At least when I knew the place it was a terrific church.

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

Database Manager on November 09, 2006:

Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield.

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

Database Manager on June 04, 2006:

On-line information from Jeff Scofield: New console in 1947.

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

Database Manager on January 08, 2005:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 31, 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 from <i>The Diapason</i> September 1912
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-04-25

Fireplace and Nave: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-04-25

Console and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-04-25

Sanctuary Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-04-25

Sanctuary Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2006-04-25

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