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Meloni & Farrier (2019)

Originally J. H. & C. S. Odell & Co. (Opus 76, 1868)

Location:

St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church
425 University Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106 US
Organ ID: 64505

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican 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 October 19, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 7 ranks. 2 divisions. 1 manuals. 7 stops. 8 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on October 19, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 7
  • Registers: 8
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 20
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Trigger/hitch-down swell.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on October 19, 2019.
Database Manager on October 18, 2019:

The organ was originally built for the Presbyterian Church in Chester, New Jersey. It was for sale through the Organ Clearing House in 1996. Compass 56/20. The organ was purchased intact with working feeder bellows by Anthony Meloni in 1998 and was stored in Port Chester, New York until a new home was found. An identical organ, Odell Opus 80 (with one less stop), was restored by Anthony Meloni in 1990 for the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Manassas, Virginia. Opus 76 looks identical to Opus 80, and contains one more stop, 8' Keroulophone (TC).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 19, 2019.
Stoplist taken from the Meloni & Farrier website: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from James R. Stettner
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on October 19, 2019.
Original Contract for the Odell organ, Opus 76 (1868): Open In New Tab PDF of original commission contract between Reformed Church of Chester, NJ and J. H. and C. S Odell dated 1 September 1868.
We received the most recent update for this document from Frederick FRahm on May 12, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ Case: Photograph by Frederick Frahm. Taken on 2019-10-18

Keydesk: Photograph by Frederick Frahm. Taken approx. 2019

Left stop jamb: Photograph by Frederick Frahm. Taken approx. 2019

Right stop jamb: Photograph by Frederick Frahm. Taken approx. 2019

Original builder's nameplate: Photograph by Frederick Frahm. Taken approx. 2019

Organ case placement in the nave: Photograph by Frederick Frahm. Taken approx. 2020

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