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Henderson-Wilson (Opus 236, 1974)

Originally Steere & Turner [John S. Steere] (Opus 236, 1887)

Location:

Wooster School
Ridgebury Road
Danbury, CT 06810 US
Chapel
Organ ID: 25756

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: High Schools, Preparatory Schools, and Academies
  • The organ is no longer a complete instrument; dispersed/parted out.
  • 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: Slider
  • 38 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 22 stops. 20 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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 22
  • Registers: 20
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 04, 2007:

Identified through on-line information from Floyd Higgins. -- The Steere & Turner was heavily rebuilt in 1974 by Henderson and Wilson and provided with a new facade using old pipes. Swell box was eliminated and the stoplist was a hybrid instrument in a neo-Germanic/French Classic style, bristling with mixtures. The organ was a favorite of Anthony Newman who recorded the complete works of Bach on it on the Vox label. Newman's wife Mary Jane taught music at the school for a few years. Around the year 2001, the school solicited proposals to rebuild the organ, but in the end, a new electronic organ was installed. Only the 1974 facade was retained.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist provided by Dan Amorim
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
"About the Organ"-- A Statement by the Builders: Open In New Tab LP album liner notes, 1976
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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