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Starup & Søn (1984)

Location:

Qaanaaq Church
Qaanaaq, GL
Organ ID: 65030

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Churches of undetermined denomination
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from John Roper on April 09, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 3 ranks. 1 divisions. 1 manuals. 3 stops. 3 registers.
Manual:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Starup & Søn
We received the most recent update for this division from John Roper on April 09, 2020.
Main:
  • Built by Starup & Søn
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 3
  • Registers: 3
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 27
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
We received the most recent update for this console from John Roper on April 09, 2020.
John Roper on April 09, 2020:

Note from Randall Harlow: "Needless to say, the town Church boasts the world’s northernmost pipe organ, a 3-rank instrument built by the Danish firm Starup & Søn in 1984, presented as a gift to the town from the nearby U.S. airbase in 1987"

We received the most recent update for this note from John Roper on April 09, 2020.
Randall Harlow: Open In New Tab Taken from console on visit. Originally published 1984
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from John Roper on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ: Photograph by Randall Harlow, submitted by John Roper.

Church interior with organ at back of room: Photograph by Randall Harlow, submitted by John Roper.

Church building.: Photograph by Randall Harlow, submitted by John Roper.

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