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Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 3850B, 1999)

Originally Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 3850, 1958)

Location:

Aspen Community United Methodist Church
200 W. Bleeker
Aspen, CO 81611 US
Organ ID: 18048

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist 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: Wicks Direct Electric
  • 30 ranks. 1,971 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 25 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 25
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • 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 Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
None on April 09, 2020:

Stops added to Great division in 2019 by Harris Organ Works.

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

Database Manager on February 22, 2013:

Updated through online information from Kurt von Schakel.

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

Database Manager on February 19, 2013:

Updated through online information from Jon Busch. -- Strangely, Wicks has an error in the specification. The indicated Great 4' extension of the Spitzflote is incorrect. The Great 4' is a Koppelflote and is an independent rank.

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

Database Manager on February 18, 2013:

Updated through online information from Jon Busch.

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

Database Manager on January 03, 2011:

Updated through online information from Jon Busch.

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

Database Manager on May 12, 2009:

Updated through online information from Jon Busch. -- 32 level memory

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

Database Manager on January 10, 2009:

Updated through online information from Jon Busch. -- Originally installed in 1958 at 1st Lutheran of Boston. Enlarged in that church in 1978. Enlarged again for its present install by Wicks using mostly recycled pipework. When purchased it was 20 ranks, all Wicks. One original rank was discarded and 11 ranks added from various makers. Swell: 3r mixture, OSI. Gedeckt, Wirshing. Vox Humana, Hillgreen Lane. Mutations, Wirshing. Spitzprincipal, Stinkens. Great: 4ft Koppelflote, Austin. Spitzflote celeste, Wicks. Antiphonal: Processional trumpet (Bombarde), Trivo.

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

Database Manager on May 10, 2005:

Wicks Op. 3850 relocated from First Lutheran Church, Boston, MA, rebuilt and installed here by Wicks.

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

organ curator: Open In New Tab Originally 2x13 (1958) 1st Lutheran of Boston. Expanded by Wicks 2x20 (1978). Rebuilt and expanded by Wicks in 1999.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jon Busch on February 15, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Chancel and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Jon Busch. Taken on 2013-02-17

Console: Photograph by Jon Busch. Taken on 2013-02-17

Processional Trumpet Pipework: Photograph by Jon Busch. Taken on 2013-02-17

Pipework: Photograph by Jon Busch. Taken on 2013-02-17

Pipework: Photograph by Jon Busch. Taken on 2013-02-17

Church Exterior: Photograph by Jon Busch. Taken on 2015-08-15

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