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Greg Harrold Organbuilders (Opus Opus17, 2000)

Location:

St. Austin R.C. Church
2026 Guadalupe Street
Austin, TX 78705 US
Organ ID: 32722

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on July 24, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 22 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 18 stops. 21 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 July 24, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 18
  • Registers: 21
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 54
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • 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: Sliding stop controls/levers.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on July 24, 2019.
Database Manager on July 24, 2019:

Updated by Greg Harrold, the builder.
The organ was designed by Greg Harrold -- pipe scales and details, case, key and stop action. August Laukhuff made the pipes, keyboards, pedalboard, key and stop action, bellows, windchests and internal framing to Greg Harrold\'s detailed designs. Greg Harrold built the case and shop voiced and tuned the organ. Due to a dispute between the client and organbuilder it was agreed that the organ would be moved to St. Austin Catholic Parish in that condition in exchange for a final payment. David Salmen installed the organ and performed the final tonal finishing and tuning. The case was repainted green. The stop names were changed from Greg Harrold\'s original nomenclature. So, this is a Harrold organ with parts made by Laukhuff to Harrold\'s specifications, installed and finished by Salmen.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on July 25, 2019.

Database Manager on February 26, 2018:

Updated by T. Bradford Willis, DDS, who gave this as the source of the information: Attended a Mass on January 20, 2018, where the organ was used.

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

Database Manager on February 26, 2018:

Updated by T. Bradford Willis, DDS, listing this website as a source of information: https://staustin.org/organ.

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

Database Manager on August 24, 2017:

Updated through online information from John Hoffman. -- A large portion of the current instrument was used as a demonstration organ by Laukhoff at a national convention of APOBA in the late 1990s. Other portions of the organ were assembled and constructed by Greg Harrold. The final installation, voicing and finishing was by David Salmen.

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

Database Manager on January 21, 2008:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From builder's website: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ Case: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis, DDS. Taken on 2018-01-20

Pipe Facade: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis, DDS. Taken on 2018-01-20

Console: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis, DDS. Taken on 2018-01-20

Stops on Left: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis, DDS. Taken on 2018-01-20

Stops on Right: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis, DDS.

Pipes in back of organ case: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis, DDS. Taken on 2018-01-20

Bellows: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis, DDS. Taken on 2018-01-20

Chancel: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis, DDS. Taken on 2018-01-20

Altar: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis, DDS. Taken on 2018-01-20

Stained glass window: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis, DDS. Taken on 2018-01-20

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis, DDS. Taken on 2018-01-20

Organ case from the side: Photograph by Chris Oelkers, submitted by Brad Engelland. Taken on 2015-11-01

Facade: Photograph by Chris Oelkers, submitted by Brad Engelland. Taken on 2015-11-01

Keydesk: Photograph by Chris Oelkers, submitted by Brad Engelland. Taken on 2015-11-01

Keydesk: Photograph by Chris Oelkers, submitted by Brad Engelland. Taken on 2015-11-01

Keydesk detail: Photograph by Chris Oelkers, submitted by Brad Engelland. Taken on 2015-11-01

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