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Patrick J. Murphy & Associates Organbuilders (2020)

Originally Holtkamp Organ Co. (Opus 1912, 1975)

Location:

Swarthmore College
6 Whittier Place
Swarthmore, PA 19081 US
Lang Concert Hall
Organ ID: 67348

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • 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 Paul R. Marchesano on January 12, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with direct-electric pallets (internal), Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 44 ranks. 2,345 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 35 stops. 41 registers.
Great, Swell, Positive:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with direct-electric pallets (internal) chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Slider Motors: Electric motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from Paul R. Marchesano on January 12, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Paul R. Marchesano on January 12, 2021.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 35
  • Registers: 41
  • 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: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Combination Action Name: Peterson
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on January 12, 2021.
Paul R. Marchesano on January 12, 2021:

In January 2020 the organ was removed to the builder's shop for refurbishment and repair. Work included: Slider Windchests: new electric pull downs actions, new chest tables, toeboard, sliders, slider seals and rackboards and new electric slider motors; Console: New toggle touch keyboards, new stop action controls, new solid state combination action. Tonal changes: Swell Mixture II-III recomposed and moved to Positive, New Mixture III-IV on Swell, Gemshorn 4, Flautino 2 and Oboe 8 provided to Swell.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on January 12, 2021.
From builder's newsletter: Open In New Tab The Stoplist, A Newsletter from Patrick J. Murphy & Assoc., Winter 2020 Originally published January 2021
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on January 12, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ case, exposed pipes and console: Photograph from an archival source: Patrick J. Murphy on Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-09-23

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