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Lively-Fulcher Organbuilders (1995ca.)

Location:

St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Cathedral
1725 Rhode Island Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036 US
Organ ID: 9514

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been altered 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 Jeff Scofield on April 08, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 92 ranks. 5,176 pipes. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 61 stops. 68 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 61
  • Registers: 68
  • 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.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled 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 Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on April 08, 2021.
None on April 09, 2020:

The organ was completed in 2019 and now has 97 ranks.

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

Database Manager on February 16, 2011:

Updated through on-line information from Connor Annable. -- When completed, this instrument will comprise of 68 stops and 5,244 pipes

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

Database Manager on October 16, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from Paul Fulcher.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on March 18, 2020.

Database Manager on October 16, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from Paul Fulcher. -- 34 stops prepared for future addition

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 1996

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Pipework, windchests, deydesks, coupling machines, made by Laukhuff to Lively-Fulcher specifications. [In 1996, 13 of 16 stops on Manual I, 0 stops on Manual II, 16 of 16 on Manual III, 0 stops on Manual IV; 5 of 14 Pedal stops are installed.]

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
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We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on April 08, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Chancel and Organ Case (1999): Photograph by Mark Lively.

Console: Photograph by Lively-Fulcher, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 1995

Grand orgue pipework: Photograph by Lively-Fulcher, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 1995

Positiv pipework: Photograph by Lively-Fulcher, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 1995

Recit pipework: Photograph by Lively-Fulcher, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 1995

Bombarde pipework: Photograph by Lively-Fulcher, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 1995

Pedale pipework: Photograph by Lively-Fulcher, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 1995

Organ and organ case: Photograph by Eric Plutz, via Facebook. Taken on 2019-09-25

Cathedral interior to rear: Photograph by Eric Plutz, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-09-25

Cathedral exterior: Photograph by Wikipedia, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2013-04-07

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