John T. Fort (1985)

Originally Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 3066, 1951)

Location:

Gethsemane Lutheran Church
200 West Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 57817

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in 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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 35 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Built by Casavant Frères Ltée.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • 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: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • 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 Chris Gugleta on November 21, 2022.
Database Manager on February 13, 2016:

This is a rebuild of an existing organ. Identified by T. Bradford Willis, DDS, based on personal knowledge of the organ.

This is a rebuild of an existing organ. Identified by T. Bradford Willis, DDS, using information found in 125 Years of Faith: A History Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 1868-1993, Austin, Texas. In 1963, the Wicks Opus 3066 organ was rebuilt (by unknown builder) and relocated to the gallery of the new (present) church edifice at 200 West Anderson Lane, Austin, Texas.

This organ was rebuilt again in 1977 (by unknown builder) and later rebuilt by John T. Fort in 1985. Fort's work included additional pipes and the installation of a Casavant console. The organ was dedicated in 1987 as the Gethsemane Memorial Pipe Organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Typed stoplist from the console by memory: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Chris Gugleta on November 22, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2016-01-02

Console: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2016-01-02

Toe Studs, Expression Pedals, and Pedalboard: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2016-01-02

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis. Taken on 2016-01-02

Organ Case on Balcony Rail: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis, DDS. Taken on 2018-04-14

Chancel and Stained Glass Windows by Gabriel Loire of Chartres, France: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis, DDS. Taken on 2018-04-14

Clerestory Windows by Gabriel Loire of Chartres, France: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis, DDS. Taken on 2018-04-15

Organ and facade: Photograph by T. Bradford Willis, DDS. Taken on 2018-04-14

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