Pipe Organ Database

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W. W. Kimball Co. (Opus 6781, 1924)

Location:

Scottish Rite Temple, Denver Consistory
1370 Grant Street
Denver, CO US
Main Auditorium
Organ ID: 9043

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lodges and Clubs
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 19 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 17 stops. 50 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 17
  • Registers: 50
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
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 February 27, 2018:

Updated by Charles F. Shaeffer, who has heard or played the organ.
Pipe chambers are above the domed ceiling on either side of the 20' diameter stained glass oculus. Solo chamber above stage (east end) and main chamber above rear (west end) of auditorium. Both chambers speak through tone chutes.

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

Database Manager on September 13, 2015:

Updated through online information from Charles F. Shaeffer. -- Kimball Op. 6781 restoration was completed in January 2010. The restoration was financed in a large part by History Colorado which has some very stringent guidelines. All work had to be documented with the instrument returned to as close to the way it was originally built.

The only change made to the organ was the installation of a solid state relay system installed in 2004 before the Scottish Rite was awarded the History Colorado grant. The list of pipe ranks etc. from the August 2008 issue of The Diapason is not completely accurate.

Seventeen ranks operate on 10" w/p. The Diapason Phonon and Tuba in the main chamber are on 15".

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

Database Manager on January 24, 2009:

Updated through online information from Charles Shaeffer. -- Organ has cymbal, chinese gong (thumb piston), Bugle call(F,Bb,D,F, on buttons), harp (Gt), marimba ( Solo, single & re-interating), snare drum stroke & roll, bass drum stroke & roll, 20 tube chimes, F & P, drums and chimes on 2ndT pedal. -- Chest compass is 73 pipes for manual stops, as used by many builders during this 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.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From <i>The Diapason</i>, August 2008
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console and Auditorium Interior: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 1997-05-04

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