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Columbia Organ Works (2004)

Originally Casavant Frères Ltd. (Opus 1164, 1926)

Location:

Covenant United Methodist Church
110 N. Mulberry St.
Lancaster, PA 17603 US
Organ ID: 64526

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has been renovated with changes 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 29, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 42 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 37 stops. 44 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on October 29, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 37
  • Registers: 44
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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 with roll top.
  • 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.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on October 29, 2019.
Database Manager on October 28, 2019:

Ventil chests and winding system restored by Columbia Organ Works, Inc. 1986-1990. Reeds refurbished. Installed top octave of Swell Cornet III which had not been installed in the original installation; pipes were found wrapped in brown paper under the chest during restoration. The Choir division is located in the gallery; the Solo and Solo Pedal are enclosed within the Choir for double expression; in 1950 the Great was enclosed by Wilfred Lavallée, but the shades were later removed; Columbia Organ Works added 3 stops (upperwork) to the Great and Swell and rebuilt the console ca. 2004. The organ at Covenant UMC is currently maintained by SDG Pipe Organs, Millersville, PA. Significant work has been done to remedy problems associated with failing leather especially in the high pressure division.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 29, 2019.
Stoplist copied from the console October 17, 2019: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on October 29, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary interior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-17

Sanctuary interior from floor: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-17

Chancel and pipe facade: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-17

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-17

Left Stopjamb: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-17

Right Stopjamb: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-17

Couplers: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-17

Console side view: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-17

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