Adolph Fosness (1925)

Location:

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
1440 Twelfth Avenue West
Vancouver , BC V6H 1M8 CA
Organ ID: 74427

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Andrew Henderson on September 04, 2023.

Technical Details:

  • 2 manuals.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
We received the most recent update for this console from Andrew Henderson on September 04, 2023.
Andrew Henderson on September 06, 2023:

From The Province (Vancouver, January 21, 1926): "Although not as large as others in the city, yet of its size it is one of the best - a two-manual pipe organ set in a framework of mahogany. A few minor parts were imported from Europe -- the builder fashioned the remainder, and this is the sixtieth organ to his credit. The site chosen for it in the church is the southeast corner of the south side of the chancel. Pipes number 1195, made of wood and metal; there are sixty-five pipes to one stop. The builder picked up a lath and did some figuring on it just to make sure he was correct. With pride he pointed out to the visitor the various stops ... the builder played a few chords indicating the power of the general crescendo and balance pedals as well. His son led the visitor up a ladder to the organ loft where the hundreds of pipes were ranged in graduating rows. On the far side reposed the bellows and tremolo pipe -- to the right the chimes -- twenty-five of them. The boy struck one and its bell-like tone rang sweetly."

We received the most recent update for this note from Andrew Henderson on September 06, 2023.

Andrew Henderson on September 04, 2023:

"A 2-manual pipe organ donated by Mr. E. G. Banks in memory of his father and mother, will be opened in Holy Trinity Church Christmas morning at the 11 o'clock service. The organ was built in Vancouver by Aldoph Fosness, an organ builder of Norway, who has shown great skill - and has produced an instrument that is satisfactory in every respect, those who have heard it state." - The Daily Province (Vancouver, December 24, 1925).

We received the most recent update for this note from Andrew Henderson on September 04, 2023.
The Province (Vancouver, BC): Open In New Tab Originally published January 21, 1926
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Andrew Henderson on September 06, 2023.

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