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Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 45A, 1986)

Originally Austin Organ Co. (Opus 45, 1904)

Location:

All Saints Episcopal Cathedral
62 South Swan Street
Albany, NY 12210 US
Organ ID: 23741

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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: Slider with electro-pneumatic (EP) pallets (Blackinton-type)
  • 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 58 stops. 81 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with electro-pneumatic (EP) pallets (Blackinton-type) 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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 58
  • Registers: 81
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • 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 March 26, 2018:

Updated by Sam Cherubin, who has heard or played the organ.

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 Sam Cherubin.

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

Database Manager on June 12, 2008:

Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Rebuild of tonally changed Aeolian-Skinner opus 1275 (1953), with addition of 9 rank Antiphonal division.

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

Database Manager on May 17, 2006:

New console and modifications to Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1275 (1956), itself a rebuild of Austin Opus 45 (1904).

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 memory
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Katherine Pardee Organ Recital Cathedral of All Saints Albany NY 1991: Open In New Tab Glens Falls Post-Star announcement of a Katherine Pardee organ recital at All Saints Episcopal Cathedral, Albany NY on 11/10/1991
Document created on 1991-10-21
We received the most recent update for this document from Craig Otto on July 16, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Samuel Cherubin. Taken on 2012-12-12

Antiphonal Organ Case and Trompette en Chamade: Photograph by Samuel Cherubin. Taken on 2012-12-12

Positiv Pipework in front of Enclosed Choir: Photograph by Samuel Cherubin. Taken on 2015-09-05

Positiv Pipework in front of Enclosed Choir: Photograph by Samuel Cherubin. Taken on 2015-09-05

Great Pipe Display: Photograph by Samuel Cherubin. Taken on 2015-09-05

Antiphonal Organ Case and Trompette en Chamade: Photograph by Samuel Cherubin. Taken on 2015-09-05

Cathedral Ceiling and Pipe Facade: (Pedal and Bombarde Divisions). Photograph by Samuel Cherubin. Taken on 2015-09-05

Console and Antiphonal Organ Case: (ca. 1986) Photo from Austin promotional booklet; image courtesy of James R. Stettner.

Pipework (32' Open Bass): (laid horizontally along the north triforium) Photograph by Sam Cherubin. Taken on 2016-11-23

Pipework: (Trompette Harmonique, Pedal Pipework in background, and 32' Open Bass on Left) Photograph by Sam Cherubin. Taken on 2016-11-23

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