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Giles Beach (1888)

Originally Davis & Ferris (1847)

Location:

Round Lake Auditorium
2 Wesley Avenue
Round Lake, NY 12151 US
Organ ID: 709

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 41 ranks. 2,084 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 33 stops. 33 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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 33
  • Registers: 33
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 25
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on January 17, 2017:

Updated by Matthew M. Bellocchio, who maintains the organ.
On January 11, 2017 the organ was officially designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior. It is the first pipe organ to receive this designation. Press release: https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/interior-department-announces-24-new-national-historic-landmarks

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on March 03, 2010:

Updated through online information from John Walthausen. -- n.b. the second principal 4 on the great which was changed to a salicional in the 19th century has since been changed back to a principal by Andover.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on June 28, 2008:

Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Organ is played regularly in series of summer concerts (the village website lists five events featuring the organ in summer 2008). The village has applied for National Landmark status for the auditorium. (article in Schenectady "Daily Gazette" dated June 26, 2008)

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on June 02, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Originally a G-compass organ. Converted to C-compass by Levi U. Stuart in 1868. Original Great 4' 2nd Principal later replaced with with an 8' string. This tonal change reversed by Andover Organ Co. with a used Ferris 4' Octave in 1988. 5-sectional facade with 23 gold-painted pipes arranged: 5-3-7-3-5. Drawknobs arranged in cruciform layout on each side of the manuals.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Featured organ, OHS 2006

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

From Calvary Episcopal, NYC, 4th Ave. & 21st St., New York, NY. Altered by Levi U. Stuart 1868. Moved here and rebuilt by Giles Beach in 1888. Historic Organs Recital 26 Jul 1987.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From Organ Atlas 2006
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Keydesk and stopjambs: Photo by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1988-07-17

Swell & Pedal stopjamb: Photo by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1988-07-17

Great & Choir stopjamb: Photo by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1988-07-17

Diagram of Great & Choir stops: Drawing by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1988-07-17

Diagram of Swell & Pedal stops: Drawing by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1988-07-17

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