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John-Paul Buzard Pipe Organ Builders (2013)

Originally Henry 'Father' Willis (1860ca.)

Location:

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp
300 East Crystal Lake Road
Twin Lake, MI 49457 US
Organ ID: 51954

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: High Schools, Preparatory Schools, and Academies
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on April 29, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 2 ranks. 112 pipes. 1 manuals.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on August 29, 2013:

Organ relocated without any change. Identified by Dennis Northway, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- Restoration of winding system and relocation of rare "Father" Henry Willis "Scudamore" Organ
"Scudamore Organs, or Practical Hints respecting organs for village churches and small chancels, on approved principles" by the Rev. John Baron, M.A. Rector of Upton Scudamore, Wilts; (Wiltshire?) pub. 1858. Baron was a Rector of the Parish of Upton Scudamore; hence, organs designed by English organ builders that fulfilled his requirements were referred to as "Scudamore" organs.
This example was built by the Willis firm between 1857 and 1860. The Buzard firm was selected to restore the winding system before installation in the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp instrument collection. This tracker instrument is still only playable by the hand pumping mechanism. Its organ tone is incredibly lovely.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken at time of restoration
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ, June, 2013.: Photograph by John-Paul Buzard.

Restored feeder bellows, June, 2013.: Photograph by Dave Brown.

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