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Rudolf von Beckerath (1970)

Location:

Emmanuel Episcopal Church
4400 86th SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040 US
Organ ID: 495

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 37 ranks. 1,748 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 25 stops. 25 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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 25
  • Registers: 25
  • Position: Detached keydesk (mechanical action).
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Balanced tracker.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe 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 October 27, 2007:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ is housed in a contemporary case which looks like a series of stacked, rectangular boxes forming a pyramid. The top, center box and the two boxes below and flanking contain the pipes 1-23 of the Great 8' Principal. The three small boxes under the Great facade display pipes 1-27 of the Positif 4' Principal. And the two largest, outer-most, and lowest boxes display pipes 1-14 of the Pedal 8' Octavbass. The Pedal 16' Subbass is the only wooden stop in the organ. The console is detached from the case in fixed position/center, but not reversed. The toe studs are made of wood. Wind pressure is 70-80 mm. The organ was installed by Klaus Schmekal and Malte Hilpert. It was voiced and tonally finished by Rudolf von Beckerath. Documented June 27, 1993 and subsequently verified.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1998.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Organ Specifications: Open In New Tab Detailed specifications copied from the console
Document created on 1993-06-27
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on January 19, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Organ in rear gallery; photo by Bill Bunch: Digital image by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2008-12-15

Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1993-06-27

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