Pipe Organ Database

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Gebrs. Vermeulen (1969)

Location:

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
5041 9th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 975

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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 unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on February 11, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 4 ranks. 224 pipes. 1 divisions. 1 manuals. 4 stops. 8 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on July 04, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 4
  • Registers: 8
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on July 04, 2018.
Database Manager on October 25, 2006:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ was originally built for the National AGO Convention held in Seattle in 1970. It was relocated shortly thereafter to Blessed Sacrament by Balcom and Vaughan, who were the builder's reps at the time. Sometime after its installation, Balcom and Vaughan added a 16' Subbass of 32 pipes (all metal) on an E-P chest. This increased the size to 5 registers, 9 speaking stops, 5 ranks, and 256 pipes.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Altered Balcom & Vaughan.

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 Paul R. Marchesano on February 12, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Organ in rear gallery: Photograph by Michael Way. Taken on 2010-07-21

Organ case: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2005-12-07

Keydesk and stop controls: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2005-12-07

Added Pedal 16' Bourdon: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2005-12-07

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