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Werner Bosch (Opus 518, 1968)

Location:

St. Bernadette Catholic Church
861 SW 126th
Seattle, WA 98146 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 977

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on January 11, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 16 ranks. 872 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 12 stops. 12 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on July 04, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 12
  • Registers: 12
  • Position: Detached keydesk (mechanical action).
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on January 11, 2021.
Paul R. Marchesano on January 11, 2021:

The Bosch was replaced at St. Bernadette's with an electronic organ and was subsequently sold to University Temple United Methodist Church in Seattle for $15,000.00. It was removed from St. Bernadette's, refurbished, and re-erected in Sander Chapel at University Temple United Methodist Church in 2003 by Frans W.M. Bosman of Mosier, Oregon. The total project cost including purchase price was $100,000.00. -- Information received from James R. Stettner, 2015-08-24.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on January 11, 2021.

Database Manager on October 21, 2006:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ is free-standing and encased with a detached console. The Schwellwerk is in the pedestal with the Hauptwerk overhead. The 5-sectional facade contains the first 39 pipes of the HW 8' Principal arranged: 7-10-5-10-7. The organ was sold in 200_ to University Temple United Methodist in Seattle. It was installed in their Sander Chapel by Frans W.M. Bosman of Mosier, OR. without tonal changes or additions. It replaced a used 1946, 2-man., 8-rank Balcom and Vaughan instrument which was ultimately relocated to Covenant Presbyterian Church in Issaquah, WA.

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

Database Manager on June 01, 2005:

From James R. Stettner: The organ was purchased by Univerity Temple United Methodist Church in Seattle, and was installed in their chapel by Frans W.M. Bosman of Mosier, OR.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
James R. Stettner: Open In New Tab [copied from the relocation account] Originally published 1968
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on January 11, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Original installation location photograph, possibly at time of installation.: Photograph by James Ludden, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. unknown

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