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GOArt (2003)

Location:

Cornell University
College St., Ithaca, NY
Ithaca, NY US
Concert Hall (Barnes)
Organ ID: 49115

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 5 ranks. 1 divisions. 1 manuals. 5 stops. 10 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: 1
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 5
  • Registers: 10
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • 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 with a removable panel in front of keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Roman Lizak on July 31, 2020:

The instrument is built out of

-European oak and pear for the wooden pipes -Tin for the front pipes -Swedish pine for the case, bellows, pedal keyboard and bench -Lime wood for the wind chest -European boxwood for the natural key covers -Hard tropical wood for the accidental key covers -Manually operated bellows system in addition to electric blower

We received the most recent update for this note from Roman Lizak on July 31, 2020.

Roman Lizak on July 31, 2020:

Taken from the University Website

This is an 18th-century style German chamber organ, designed for continuo accompaniment in both instrumental and vocal music, for solo recitals, and for the 18th-century organ concerto repertoire. It is also a practice instrument of the highest quality for organ students on campus. The instrument was designed and built for Barnes Hall in 2003 by Munetaka Yokota and colleagues at the Göteborg Organ Art Center (University of Göteborg, Sweden). Its specification is based on several central-German chamber organs from the late 17th and early 18th centuries. The visual design is modeled on a chamber organ at Schloss Burgk, Germany by J. T. Hübe (1722).

We received the most recent update for this note from Roman Lizak on July 31, 2020.

Database Manager on November 22, 2011:

Identified through online information from Bryan Dunnewald. -- Interesting instrument. Bellows can be hand-pumped or electrically operated. Built as a historical project. In good condition as of 2011.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Taken from University Website: Open In New Tab Taken from the University Website Originally published 2020
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Roman Lizak on July 31, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Facade detail: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2011-11-20

Bellows hand-pumping straps: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2011-11-20

Organ case: Photograph from an archival source: University Website, submitted by Roman Lizak. Taken approx. 2003

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