Pipe Organ Database

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Robert L. Sipe (& Associates) (1979)

Location:

Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
511 Groveland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN US
Organ ID: 37398

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • 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 Jeff Scofield on March 08, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 78 ranks. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 55 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: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 55
  • Position: Detached keydesk (mechanical action).
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • 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 February 06, 2009:

Updated through online information from Richard C Greene. -- Although the Sipe organ does use pipework from the Austin, this is not a rebuild, but a new instrument.

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

Database Manager on December 02, 2008:

Identified through online information from David Engen. -- A large percentage of the original Austin pipes were re-cycled into the new organ.

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 the church.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on March 08, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ case: Photograph by Joseph Routon, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-04-08

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