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Foley-Baker Inc. (Opus -2, 2008)

Originally The Aeolian Co. (Opus 1785, 1932)

Location:

Duke University
4 Chapel Dr.
Durham, NC 27708 US
Chapel
Organ ID: 5550

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • 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 William G. on November 27, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 101 ranks. 6,727 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side 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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Manual Compass: 73
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
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 February 14, 2011:

Updated through online information from John Santoianni. -- The original console is currently in the Biddle Music Building on Duke's East Campus.

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

Database Manager on June 21, 2009:

Updated through online information from David Ritch. -- The organ was removed and completely reconditioned by Foley-Baker, Inc. All of the past alterations were documented and researched in order to return the organ to the original Aeolian scheme. However, the original four manual console was deemed beyond preservation and was replaced by a new one in a similar style, built by Richard Houghten. One new rank was added to the organ; the 8- Festival Trumpet. It was rededicated on February 8, 2009 as the Kathleen Upton Byrns McClendon Organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Antiphonal division was removed in 1975. Altered 1948 by Aeolian-Skinner. Restoration in 1993-2001 by Norman Ryan. 2001 specifications, 81 stops, 102 ranks.

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

Instrument Images:

Organ: Photograph by David Ritch. Taken on 2008-09-17

Chancel and Pipe Facades: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2000-05-10

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