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Gerald Woehl (2005)

Originally Unknown Builder (1770ca.)
Exhibited in the 2018 OHS convention

Location:

Univ. of Rochester, Eastman School of Music
Rochester, NY US
Memorial Art Gallery - Fountain Court
Organ ID: 29506

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Conservatories and Independent Music Schools
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • 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
  • 14 ranks. 600 pipes. 1 manuals. 14 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Stops: 14
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 45
  • Pedal Compass: 17
  • 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.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on January 28, 2010:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- According to the Memorial Art Gallery's website: "In 1980, Gerald Woehl, a renowned German organ builder and instrument restorer, discovered a magnificent Italian Baroque organ in Florence, where it was on the verge of being sold as furniture. Twenty-five years later, the instrument has taken its place as the only full-size antique Italian organ in North America. Now owned by the Eastman School of Music, the fully restored and thoroughly documented organ now fills the Gallery's Fountain Court with the sounds of the past."

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

Database Manager on October 07, 2007:

Identified by Jeff Scofield through information from James R. Stettner.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from http://www.esm.rochester.edu/organ/instruments/
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ Case: Photograph by Ivan Bosnar. Taken on 2016-02-26

Keydesk: Photograph by Ivan Bosnar. Taken on 2016-02-26

Organ Case: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2016-09-15

Keydesk: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2016-09-15

Gallery Interior and Organ Case: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2016-09-15

Gallery Interior and Organ Case: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2016-09-15

Drawknobs: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2016-09-15

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