Cannarsa Organs (1985)

Location:

Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church
9601 Cedar Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 71311

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Unitarian, Universalist, Unitarian-Universalist
  • The organ has been altered 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 Adam Graham on July 06, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • 51 ranks. 7 divisions. 4 manuals.
Gallery (original):
  • Built by Cannarsa Organs
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 7
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • 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 Jim Stettner on July 18, 2022.
Jim Stettner on July 18, 2022:

From the parish website: "In March of 1985, a contract was signed with Cannarsa Organs for the construction of a 51-rank, four-manual pipe organ, at that time the largest instrument in Montgomery County. The installation was completed in the fall of 1987, and was celebrated by a year-long festival which included special services and an organ recital series.

In December 2000, an overwhelmingly successful campaign was launched to fund an extensive renovation of the organ. Improvements included refurbishment of the console and a complete update of the keying system which provided for an expanded stop list and MIDI capability, as well as the addition of a number of new digital voices from the Walker Technical Company. More digital voices were added in 2007. The resulting instrument is one of the finest in the Washington, DC area, and will celebrate its 30th anniversary in October 2017."

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on July 18, 2022.

Jim Stettner on July 17, 2022:

This entry represents the first installation of a new organ. Identified through online information from Adam Graham, and from the parish website.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on July 18, 2022.
From Walker Technical Co.: Open In New Tab Adam Graham, Director of Music Originally published 08/12/2022
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Adam Graham on August 13, 2022.
Stoplist: Open In New Tab Full stoplist courtesy of Music Dir. Adam Scott Graham
We received the most recent update for this document from Jim Stettner on August 14, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2020-06-10

Console: Photograph by Adam Graham. Taken on 2022-08-12

Ruckpositiv, Brustwerk, Solo, Choir: Photograph by Adam Graham. Taken on 2022-08-12

Pedal left facade: Photograph by Adam Graham. Taken on 2022-08-12

Swell facade & Great (exposed): Photograph by Adam Graham. Taken on 2022-08-12

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