Pipe Organ Database

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Foley-Baker Inc. (2014)

Originally Austin Organ Co. (Opus 323-A, 1926)

Location:

City Hall
20 Myrtle Street
Portland, ME 04101 US
Merrill Auditorium
Organ ID: 53130

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • The organ is unaltered from its original 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 September 15, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 104 ranks. 7,101 pipes. 5 manuals.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 5
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on August 26, 2014:

This is a rebuild of an existing organ. Identified by T. Daniel Hancock, using information found in The Diapason, August 2014. -- Work included construction of new walk-in Austin Universal Windchest, addition/replacement of missing or non-original pipework (mostly in the Pedal, but including some manual additions), cleaning, reconditioning of the c.2000 console, re-regulation, and selective revoicing. Pedal additions include a full-length 32' Contra Bombarde (which replaces a 32' half-length Contra Tuba, which had been damaged and modified); a metal Principal at 16', 8', and 4' (pedal) and 8' (Great); a new five-rank Mixture in the Great which replaced at four-rank Mixture that had been donated in 2002, and additions of a 4' Octave and 4' Clarion to the Swell.

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 (Source: The Diapason, August 2014)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Kotzschmar Organ at Merrill Auditorium, Portland, Maine: Photograph from an archival source: Wikipedia Commons, photo by Len Levasseur, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2014-10-01

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