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Reuter Organ Co. (1970)

Originally Reuter Organ Co. (Opus 579, 1939)

Location:

Taylorsville Utah Stake West Building
1575 West 5095 South
Taylorsville, UT 84123 US
Chapel
Organ ID: 53808

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
  • 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 August 21, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 6 ranks. 2 manuals. 29 stops.
All:
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on August 21, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 29
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on August 21, 2019.
Database Manager on August 21, 2019:

Updated by Landon Durrant, who has heard or played the organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on August 22, 2019.

Database Manager on October 20, 2014:

Updated through online information from David Hansen. -- On the front of the organ outside the main chest there are three sets of pipes mounted in a circular fashion. These are non-functional. The smaller ones in between them are functional. The two wood ranks on the side are also functional and I believe are part of the Bourdon rank. I am not sure of the exact number of ranks since I am not an expert.

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

Database Manager on October 14, 2014:

Altered and relocated existing organ. Identified by David Hansen, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- This organ was moved from the original Taylorsville chapel on 1252 W 4800 South which was built in 1840 and later moved to the new "West" bulding in the 1970s. The old chapel was sold by the LDS church and has seen numerous owners. It is currently an Islamic center. As to the Organs history in the old chapel I am not sure. I grew up worshiping in the new building for many years. My mother was an organist here and I spent many hours listening to her practice on this instrument.
Editor's Note: The Reuter Opus List does not contain an entry for an organ in Taylorsville, which was not incorporated as a separate city until 1995. This organ may well be Reuter Opus 579, installed in the Taylorsville Ward, LDS, in 1939. Or several Reuter organs in Salt Lake County, this appears to be the best possible match for an older instrument relocated in the 1970s.

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

Instrument Images:

Pipe Facade and Swell Box: Photograph by David Hansen. Taken on 2014-10-12

Console: Photograph by David Hansen. Taken on 2014-10-12

Console: Photograph by David Hansen. Taken on 2014-10-12

Building Exterior: Photograph by David Hansen. Taken on 2014-10-19

Chapel Interior and Pipe Facade: Photograph by David Hansen. Taken on 2014-10-19

Stop Keys: Photograph by David Hansen. Taken on 2014-10-19

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