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Parsons Pipe Organ Builders (Opus 43, 2016)

Location:

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
1080 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14209 US
Organ ID: 58287

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran 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 July 12, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with direct-electric pull-downs (externally mounted)
  • 151 ranks. 8,761 pipes. 12 divisions. 5 manuals. 104 stops. 180 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with direct-electric pull-downs (externally mounted) chests
  • Slider Motors: Solenoids.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on July 12, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 5
  • Divisions: 12
  • Stops: 104
  • Registers: 180
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • 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 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 July 12, 2019.
Database Manager on July 12, 2019:

Updated by Peter Geise, the builder.

Parsons built a new chassis for the Chancel divisions (Great, Swell, Choir, Positiv, and Pedal), which are located in a chamber at the front of the room on the north side of the chancel. Straight stops are on electric slider chests, unit stops are on new EP chests. The chancel divisions had been added to by various builders over the years and were revoiced or regulated to make a cohesive instrument. A new Tuba named after organist James Bigham was also installed. Five new keyboards for the Chancel console were installed along with a new switching and combination system.
The Grand Choir and Solo divisions are located in a chamber across the chancel from the main organ. These divisions are on a combination of existing Electro-pneumatic and Electro-mechanical chests. Some tonal changes were made to the Grand Choir division and its blowers were relocated.
The Gallery organ by Moller and Kegg is free-standing across the rear gallery, and was not altered during this project. This organ also has a combination of electro-pneumatic and electro-mechanical chests. The 3 manual Gallery console was simply adapted for the new control system.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on July 13, 2019.

Database Manager on February 21, 2019:

Updated by Paul Marchesano, who has heard or played the organ.

Parson website with stop list and photos from reconstruction.

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

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