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Marceau & Associates (2006ca.)

Originally Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1343, 1960)

Location:

St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Cathedral
127 E. 12th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99202 US
Organ ID: 55279

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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 good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 72 ranks. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Exposed pipes visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb 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 July 04, 2015:

Updated through online information from Sean Haley. -- The conversion to a solid state keying system and combination action was contracted to Marceau & Associates in 2001. At the time of the conversion all of the chests and mechanicals were rewired with modern cable. Much of the original pneumatic switching remains in place but with the new solid state equipment mounted in front of it. The console was rebuilt with new keyboards, stop actions, and pedal contacts. The only tonal change was the added treble extension of the Pedal 16' Posaune to play on the formerly reedless Great (Haupt.) as an 8' Trompete. The added pipes were made in the same style as the Aeolian-Skinner reeds and placed on a similarly constructed treble chest. The hooded Festival Trumpet, located in the rear Gallery division, was added as a floating stop in other places for flexibility, not requiring the coupling of the rest of the division. All of the console work and conversion was performed in-house by Marceau staff and not sub-contracted.

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

Database Manager on June 14, 2015:

This entry describes alterations to an existing organ. Identified by James R. Stettner, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- This was the conversion of the combination action to solid state - making the console movable, which was previously not possible with the pneumatically-operated components. A new smoke-colored etched-glass music rack with the Marceau name and logo replaced the original wooden music rack. The 8'/4' Trompette en Chamade (hooded, actually) formerly playable on the Hauptwerk but located in the rear gallery - were made playable as part of the gallery stops. A Pedal rank was extended upward to become a new 8' Trumpet on the Hauptwerk. And a 10-2/3' Quint stop was wired-in to the Pedal stoplist from an existing rank. The solid state conversion was reportedly actually sub-contracted to Frans W.M. Bosman of Mosier, Oregon.

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

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Tyler Pattison. Taken approx. 2009

Gallery division: Photograph by Tyler Pattison. Taken approx. 2009

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