Pipe Organ Database

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Johann Traugott Wandke (1867)

Location:

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Round Top, TX 78954 US
Organ ID: 711

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous 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 June 19, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 8 ranks. 408 pipes. 1 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on June 19, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 51
  • 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: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: No pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on June 19, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018: We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on June 19, 2018.

Database Manager on July 26, 2016:

Updated through online information from T. Bradford Willis, DDS.
An article was published in The Banner-Press [Brenham, Texas] on Sunday, July 3, 2016 on pages A1 - A2, "Musical craftsmanship / Organ from 1860s still producing beautiful sounds" and it states the organ was dedicated on January 13, 1867. It also mentions the organ is in regular use.

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

Database Manager on September 13, 2015:

Updated through online information from Friedemann Buschbeck.

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

Database Manager on October 29, 2009:

Updated through online information from Richard Johnson. -- Round hand carved native cedar pipes

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1987

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Built in Round Top. All wood pipes. Restored c. 1966 by Ruben Frels. Historic Organ Recital 24 May 1987. Restored by Friedemann Buschbeck c. 1995.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken before restauration 2006
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Detail of Organ Case: Photograph by Friedemann Buschbeck. Taken on 2007-07-28

Keyboard: Photograph by Friedemann Buschbeck. Taken on 2007-07-28

Pronzipal 2 Foot Pipe: (with new tuning flap). Photograph by Friedemann Buschbeck. Taken on 2007-07-28

Trompete 8 Fuss: Photograph by Friedemann Buschbeck. Taken on 2007-07-28

Keyboard after Restoration: Photograph by Friedemann Buschbeck. Taken on 2007-07-28

Organ Case: Photograph by Friedemann Buschbeck. Taken on 2007-07-28

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