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Visser-Rowland Associates (Opus 22, 1979)

Location:

Holy Family Roman Catholic Church
2011 Briar Lane
Wharton, TX 77488 US
Organ ID: 5832

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on June 19, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 13 ranks. 3 divisions. 3 manuals. 11 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • 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 June 19, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 11
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Stop Controls: No stop controls.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on June 19, 2018.
Database Manager on July 05, 2012:

Updated through online information from Jakeb Silva. -- I am a young organist and this organ is the instrument that I use for practice. This sanctuary was really built for a much larger instrument that was never purchased. This Visser-Rowland instrument was purchased ten-fifteen years after this sanctuary was built, so behind the free standing pipe case is a huge mesh wall which is where the original intended pipe chambers are located behind.
This organ has eleven working stops and a twelfth that is prepared for. Also this instrument has three manuals but only two manual divisions with manual II being the Great and manual III technically being the Swell/Positiv. Manual I is a coupler manual so instead of having to pull a coupler, the Great and Swell/Positiv are automatically coupled together here on this manual. As normal with a tracker instrument the manual to pedal couplers are above the pedal board.

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 console June 3, 2012
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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