Pipe Organ Database

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Wirsching Organ Co. (1910)

Location:

University of Denver / Iliff School of Theology
2201 S. University Boulevard
Denver, CO 80210 US
Iliff Seminary Chapel
Organ ID: 9042

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • 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 21, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Pneumatic
  • 15 ranks. 957 pipes. 2 manuals. 17 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Pneumatic 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: 2
  • Stops: 17
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Rick Morel on March 02, 2022:

The Wirsching was electrified by Fred H. Meunier in 1956. In 1989, Morel and Associates, Inc. cleaned the organ and the electro-mechanical coupling system installed in 1956, was replaced by Peterson solid state switching.

We received the most recent update for this note from Rick Morel on March 02, 2022.

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 January 28, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from Thomas Strickland. -- Organ is in one chamber at the rear of the room on left wall.

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

Database Manager on July 25, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from James Stark. -- Key and stop action electrified at some unknown time, console retained. Leathered 8' Open Diapason probably not original since not found on other Wirsching organs of the period.

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 1997

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Electrified.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab The Diapason Feb. 1, 1911 Originally published Feb. 1, 1911
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on March 21, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Keydesk and Pipe Facade: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1997-05-04

Keydesk and Access Door: (ca. 2000) Photograph by Jim Stark.

Keydesk left jamb: Photograph by Jim Stark.

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