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W. W. Kimball Co. (Opus 7129, 1934)

Location:

Ascension Episcopal Church
16 Linwood Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14209 US
Organ ID: 11012

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 31 ranks. 3 manuals. 43 stops.
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
  • Stops: 43
  • 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: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018:

Rescinded by act of National Council, February 18, 2008.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Database Manager on November 24, 2017:

Updated by Peter Davis, who has heard or played the organ.
I was Organist-Choirmaster at Ascension 1999-2005. The parish moved to another facility in 2014. Most furnishings were sold at auction, save for the Kimball and the Steinway Grand (1888). Turned over to the Diocese, the building was deconsecrated, being converted (eventually) to senior/low income housing. Sanctuary to be used for performing arts and community gatherings. Future of the Kimball is uncertain. (Choir division became unusable shortly after the Swell was returned to service by Niagara Organ Works, and the organ's wind pressures and tuning (altered 1970s by Delaware) were restored, as well. A shame: a glorious organ in a glorious acoustic!

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 2004.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Dedicated 24 Jan 1934. The organ has suffered water damage in recent years. Ongoing restoration being carried out by Kegg Pipe Organ Bulders as of 2004.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab taken from console 9/15/11
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2003-05-04

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2003-05-04

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