Pipe Organ Database

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Hutchings-Votey Organ Co. (Opus 1623, 1907)

Exhibited in the 1980 OHS convention

Location:

St James Roman Catholic Cathedral
804 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 5430

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been altered 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 Jim Stettner on October 02, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 46 ranks. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 40 stops. 50 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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-Gallery:
  • Built by Hutchings-Votey Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 40
  • Registers: 50
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard not meeting AGO standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on October 02, 2020.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on September 27, 2012:

Updated through online information from Joseph Adam.

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

Database Manager on May 28, 2009:

Tonal modifications by Bosman in 195: Three stops added to enclosed portion of the Great = Twelfth, Mixture III and Clarion. Console modified with solid-state memory by Marceau in 1996.

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

Database Manager on March 31, 2007:

Updated through online information from James Savage.

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 1995.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From 2008 convention program
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2008-07-18

Church exterior: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2008-07-18

Organ: Photograph by Jim Cook. Taken on 2008-07-18

Organ case in rear gallery: Photograph by Shane Morris Wise. Taken on 2006-03-23

Chancel and Facade: Vintage Postcard, courtesy of William Dunklin. Taken on 1910-06-01

Organ in rear gallery after dome collapse on February 2,1916, February, 1916.: Archival photograph, Museum of History & Industry Collection, ; All Rights Reserved.

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