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Paul Fritts & Co., Organbuilders (Opus 14, 1992)

Originally Flentrop Orgelbouw (196)
Exhibited in the 2008 OHS convention

Location:

St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral
1245 10th Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98102 US
Organ ID: 19594

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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 July 04, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 79 ranks. 3,944 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 57 stops. 59 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on July 04, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 57
  • Registers: 59
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Suspended tracker.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on July 04, 2018.
Database Manager on June 12, 2011:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Just this past week, Paul Fritts & Co. have replaced the original 16' & 8' Chamade ranks with new pipework built in the Fritts shop. The two new ranks are patterned after Jordi Bosch. The 8' rank is full-compass. The 16' rank begins at middle d (note 27) with the first 26 notes being 4' in Spanish style. The bells are flared. The new stops sound wonderful!

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

Database Manager on May 30, 2008:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The Bovenwerk IV Mixtuur was also increased to V-ranks. Some of the work done by the Fritts firm leading to the present size of the organ was also done in 1995.

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

Database Manager on April 30, 2007:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The Fritts work consisted of a complete cleaning and regulation of the pipework; changing the action to a suspended mechanical action; the addition of a 16' and 8' Trompete to the Hoofdwerk; the addition of a 32' Bazuin to the Pedaal; and the addition of a Zymbelstern to the Borstwerk; plus a Rugwerk to Bovenwerk (III + I) coupler originally not present. The Great 16' Trompete was installed after 1993.

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

Database Manager on November 05, 2005:

The original builder was Flentrop, 1965. Renovated 1993

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

Database Manager on November 05, 2005:

Identified through information from the builder's web site.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Taken from convention program
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ: Photograph by Jim Cook.. Taken on 2008-07-13

Reredos: Photograph by Jim Cook.. Taken on 2008-07-13

Organ: Photograph by Jim Cook.. Taken on 2008-07-13

Organ gallery: Photograph by Jim Cook.. Taken on 2008-07-13

Gallery and Organ Cases: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2014-03-30

Keydesk: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2014-03-30

Left Stop Jamb: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2014-03-30

Right Stop Jamb: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2014-03-30

Borstwerk: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2014-03-30

New en Chamade added by Fritts & Co.: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2014-03-30

New en Chamade: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2014-03-30

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