Pipe Organ Database

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Heissler (1992)

Location:

Emmanuel Episcopal Church
1214 Wilmer Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227 US
Organ ID: 583

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on January 13, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 23 ranks. 1,198 pipes. 3 manuals. 20 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 20
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on January 13, 2022:

Designed and voiced by Americans Gilbert F. Adams, Darwin Klug, and Lawrence Trupiano, and constructed by the craftsmen of the German shop of Franz Heissler, this instrument was dedicated with a recital by Bruce Stevens, 25 October 1992.

The regal tones of the Trumpet and Oboe are based upon the voicing and construction style of the noted 19th-century Parisian builder Aristide Cavaille-Coll. In contrast, the large Pedal Trombone pipes, made of pine, have a German flavor in their powerful yet .refined tone. The Principal chorus of the Great is reminiscent of the Hook organs built in Boston in the 1860s. The Swell Gedackt and the flute-toned Nasard and Tierce mutation ranks, frequently found in instruments from the 17th and 18th centuries, also bear a French pedigree. And finally, the ever popular and universal Salicional and Celeste stops would warm any cold soul. -- from builder ad in 1993 OHS Handbook

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on January 13, 2022.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1993.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Third manual for coupling. Designed G. F. Adams, D. Klug & L. Trupiano.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from dedication program, plus I recently visited the instrument.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ Case: Photograph from an archival source: Builder ad in 1993 OHS Handbook, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 1993

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