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Balcom and Vaughan (Opus 857, 1983)

Originally Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1371, 1958)

Location:

First United Methodist Church / Cathedral of the Rockies
1110 W. Franklin St.
Boise, ID 83702 US
Organ ID: 9829

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 79 ranks. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 68 stops. 57 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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: 5
  • Stops: 68
  • Registers: 57
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • 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 Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 04, 2006:

Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- Tonal revision to the existing 1958 Aeolian-Skinner. Additions included a new Antiphonal division. Tonal orientation "French-ified" by John Moir of Balcom and Vaughan.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 13, 2019.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The original builder was Aeolian-Skinner (1958, Opus1371).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The console was outfitted with solid-state combination action, and the keyboards were refurbished to extend their life expectancy. New keyboards c. 1996.

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

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Marcus. Taken on 2019-02-10

Church exterior: From Balcom and Vaughan files, courtesy of James R. Stettner (1983).

Church Interior and Console: From Balcom and Vaughan files, courtesy of James R. Stettner (1983).

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