Pipe Organ Database

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Rudolf von Beckerath (2004)

Location:

University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV US
Rando Recital Hall - Beam Music Center
Organ ID: 29649

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ has been renovated with changes 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
  • 53 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 38 registers.
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: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Registers: 38
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Key Action: Suspended tracker.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 23, 2013:

Updated through online information from Dorothy Young Riess. -- The organ suffered extensive damage in May 2012 from a faulty sprinkler and much of it was returned to Von Beckerath in Germany for rebuild. The work was complete summer of 2013 and the first concert took place on 2013, Oct 11. A new console decreased the work of playing a tracker and all facade pipes were hand-polished. In fact, now it is better than before.

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

Database Manager on August 07, 2012:

Updated through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. -- Damaged by water from a "faulty fire sprinkler" on May 23, 2012. The instrument is insured, and "damage is being assessed by technician Christian Lentz" and "is expected to be out of commission for an extended period of time.

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

Database Manager on October 11, 2007:

Identified through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Housed in a large, multi-sectional off-white case with cranberry trim.

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 January 2008 American Organist (pg. 102)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ Case: Photograph by Dorothy Young Riess. Taken on 2013-07-12

Console: Photograph by Dorothy Young Riess. Taken on 2013-07-12

Pipe Detail: Photograph by Dorothy Young Riess. Taken on 2013-07-12

Organ Case and Console: Photograph by Dorothy Young Riess. Taken on 2013-07-12

Console Detail: Photograph by Dorothy Young Riess. Taken on 2013-07-12

Organ case and console: Photograph by Christ Church, Episcopal, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-01-29

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