Visser-Rowland Associates (Opus 79, 1988)

Location:

Central Presbyterian Church
400 W. Main St.
Russellville, AR 72801 US
Organ ID: 7224

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • 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 Brad Engelland on July 19, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 28 ranks. 3 manuals. 22 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 22
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 12, 2016:

Updated through online information from Dr. Jon F. Clements.

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

Database Manager on January 25, 2016:

"This two-manual installation, Opus 79 of the company, was completed in August 1988 and has mechanical key action with electric stop and combination action. An additional keyboard provides the manual coupler. Since the building's chambers were not suitable for a pipe organ, the encased instrument was fitted into a newly created niche, formed from one of the existing chambers in a wall to the right of the chancel. The windchests are arranged in major third format and the tuning is in equal temperament at A=440. Gently flexing winding is through a single bellows and wooden wind trunks. The visual concept was developed by Kathleen Schmidt; the tonal design and mechanical and structural engineering were done by Pieter Visser; and the tonal engineering was by Thomas Turner. The installation was supervised by Charles Eames and the organ was tonally finished by Brian Davis." (The American Organist, March 1990)

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

Database Manager on May 24, 2013:

Updated through online information from Brent James.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from <i>The American Organist</i>, March 1990
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Keydesk and portion of organ case: Photograph by Garrett Snavely. Taken on 2021-05-10

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