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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1303, 1957)

Location:

St. Luke's Episcopal Church
410 North Main Street
Jamestown, NY 14701 US
Organ ID: 28455

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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 unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on February 26, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 33 ranks. 2,017 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 34 stops. 26 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 34
  • Registers: 26
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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: Computerized/Digital system.
  • 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 Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on August 28, 2016:

Updated through online information from Vince Harzewski.

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

Database Manager on July 29, 2014:

Updated through online information from Scot Huntington. -- From verbal information given me by the organist of the church in 1972, circa 1970, the pipework of the Great Principal chorus, which is installed on an exposed, cantilevered chest in front of the organ chamber, was replaced by the Delaware Organ Co. of North Tonawanda, New York.

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

Database Manager on June 10, 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:
Replaced 1894 two manual Geo. S. Hutchings, #351; dedication recital played by Vernon de Tar on May 10, 1957; no information.

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

Database Manager on September 19, 2007:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The 1955 date is likely the contract date. According to the church's website, the organ was installed in the summer of 1957. It was a gift and is known as the Kate Vanderburgh Ashwell Memorial Organ. The new organ was blessed, dedicated, and used for the first time at a regular church service on September 8, 1957. The dedicatory recital was given on October 7, 1957 by Vernon de Tar. In 1985, between January 2 and mid-May, the organ was releathered by Paul Fischer of Erie, PA. No tonal changes occurred at this time. 1990 saw the addition of a new Great stop: an 8' Trumpet. And in 1992, a 32' Bourdon was added to the Pedal with notes 1-12 being electronic. In 1996, the Fischer Organ Co. of Erie, Pennsylvania replaced all console and switch-stack pneumatic functions with solid state. In 1999, three originally prepared-for stops were added to the organ: Great 8' Gemshorn, Choir 4' Rohr Schalmei, and Pedal 32' Bombarde. Since there was no room for pipes, these are electronic registers. The organ presently has 46 speaking stops (inc. percussions: chimes, tower bells, zimbelstern, & glockenstern) and 2,159 pipes.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From Allen Kinzey via <i>The Aeolian-Skinner Archives</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph by Joshua Stafford via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2015-10-15

Church interior: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-11-16

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