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Rosales Organ Builders, Inc. (Opus 30, 2000)

Exhibited in the 2008 OHS convention

Location:

St James Roman Catholic Cathedral
804 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104 US
Sanctuary, chancel
Organ ID: 24378

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered 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 Paul R. Marchesano on December 13, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP)
  • 48 ranks. 3 divisions. 3 manuals. 36 stops. 49 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with pneumatic pull-downs (externally, EP or TP) chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Slider Motors: Pneumatic (EP or TP) slider motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 36
  • Registers: 49
  • 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 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 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
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on August 20, 2017:

Updated by Sean Haley, naming this as the source of information: Dedication program. Sean Haley also listed this individual as a source of information: Manuel Rosales.
As with many notable collaboratively built instruments by the Rosales firm, this organ was a joint venture with P&S of Brandon, England. The retained ranks from the 1926 Casavant are the Grande-Orgue 8' Flute Douce, and 8' Flute Celeste; and the Recit 16' Bourdon, 8' Viole de Gambe, and 8' Voix Celeste. The substantial 32'-16' Gallery Bombarde (with one note to 64': B), added as the last piece of the Rosales project, is installed in the South side of the Hutchings-Votey instrument and is voiced on a generous 12" of wind. It is quite a commanding pedal voice when compared to the original Hutchings 16' Trombone.

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

Database Manager on September 26, 2012:

Updated through online information from Joseph Adam.

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

Database Manager on October 25, 2006:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- As with the former Casavant...the Rosales organ has a "Master Console" which controls both its own resources, and those of the 1907 Hutchings-Votey in the rear gallery. The Rosales organ contains five ranks from the former Casavant instrument.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From 2008 convention program
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Revised from 2008 convention program (master console)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Dome and organ: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2008-07-18

Dome and organ: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2008-07-18

Console: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2008-07-18

Console: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2008-07-18

Church exterior: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2008-07-18

Church exterior: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2008-07-18

Front of the Cathedral with the organ cases: Photograph by Shane Morris Wise. Taken on 2006-03-23

Organ cases: Photograph by Shane Morris Wise. Taken on 2006-03-23

Console: right stop jamb: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2013-06-05

Console: left stop jamb: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2013-06-05

Central casework (Grand Orgue): Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2013-06-05

Left casework (Recit): Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2013-06-05

Right casework (Solo): Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2013-06-05

Organ Case: Photograph by River Valley Chapter AGO, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

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