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Puget Sound Pipe Organs (2021)

Originally Balcom and Vaughan Pipe Organs, Inc. (Opus 796, 1973)

Location:

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
106 N. 79th St.
Seattle, WA 98103 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 60634

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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 is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on October 14, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit , Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 20 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 21 stops. 49 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Balcom and Vaughan Pipe Organs, Inc.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on April 23, 2020.

Great:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Balcom and Vaughan Pipe Organs, Inc.
We received the most recent update for this division from James R. Stettner on May 10, 2020.

Swell/Choir:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Balcom and Vaughan Pipe Organs, Inc.
We received the most recent update for this division from James R. Stettner on May 10, 2020.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
  • Built by W. W. Kimball Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from James R. Stettner on May 10, 2020.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 20
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Main (Gallery):
  • Built by The Aeolian Co.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 21
  • Registers: 49
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Combination Action Name: Syndyne LS 8400
  • 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)
We received the most recent update for this console from James R. Stettner on May 10, 2020.
James R. Stettner on April 24, 2020:

This was the conversion of the console and electro-mechanical relays to Syndyne solid state. Tonal changes were also made to the Swell.

This organ has a long, evolutionary history which will be available on this account in the Documents section.

We received the most recent update for this note from James R. Stettner on May 10, 2020.

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