Pipe Organ Database

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Welte-Mignon Corporation [Welte Organ Co.] (Opus 261, 1928)

Exhibited in the 1998 OHS convention

Location:

Grace & St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
631 N. Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 US
Organ ID: 9041

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on March 29, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 56 ranks. 3,739 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 49 stops. 88 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 49
  • Registers: 88
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on March 29, 2022:

When W. W. Kimball slightly altered the organ in 1936, Fred Meunier was in charge of the project. The original stoplist called for an 8' Vox Angelica in the Swell, but Fred Meunier's notes in the files of Morel & Associates indicate that such a stop was "not there", however, the 8' Voix Celeste appears to be an original stop, and may suggest only a name change. A Swell Cornet III knob which had previously drawn the independent 2 2/3' Twelfth, 2' Fifteenth, and 1 3/5' Seventeenth was commandeered to control a new Mixlure IV, requiring the elements of the Cornet III to be drawn separately. The new availability of the Solo strings on the Swell required additional knobs, and the 1 3/5' Seventeenth ended up with no knob, which is why it is now accessed by an unlabelled toggle switch. The Choir 8' Rohr Flute unit was originally unenclosed, as was perhaps the 8' English Diapason; tuning problems led lo a rearrangement, and all those slops are now enclosed. The 2' Piccolo in the Solo is another Kimball addition. When Morel & Associates renovated the Welte organ in the early 19 70s, they engaged John Chrastina to rebuild the console. He had worked in the Welte shop and often speculated that the Harp in this organ was probably one he had built. -- 1998 OHS Handbook

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on March 29, 2022.

Jeff Scofield on September 18, 2021:

5-rank, 12-stop Antiphonal Organ, including a hooded Tuba under the West Window, added by Schoenstein in 2020; playable from front console.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on September 18, 2021.

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 October 13, 2010:

Updated through online information from Vic Marsilio.

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

Database Manager on November 10, 2009:

Updated through online information from Bryan Dunnewald. -- New console. Good acoustic. Needs to be re-leathered, and updated.

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 1998

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Altered by Kimball c. 1936. Renovated by Morel & Assoc. in the early 1970s. Console rebuilt by John Chrastina 1974.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
from 2013 AAM Denver Conference Book: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Facade: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1997-05-04

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