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Austin Organ Co. (Opus 2685, 1982)

Location:

Royal Poinciana Chapel
60 Coconut Row
Palm Beach, FL 33480 US
Organ ID: 11282

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Nondenominational Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 108 ranks. 9 divisions. 4 manuals. 89 stops. 140 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 9
  • Stops: 89
  • Registers: 140
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • 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 Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on August 28, 2016:

Updated through online information from Stewart Foster.
The 2015 rebuild included a new console, a new control system and completely new facade pipes as well as a new brass trompette-en-chamade. The old Moller and Reuter components were replaced by Austin materials. All voicing was returned to Austin standards. All the work was carried out by Austin Organs, INC. Hartford. The console can be moved, thanks to an elevator lift that was installed as part of this project, to the elevated stage area for concert performances.

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

Database Manager on October 25, 2015:

Updated through online information from John Igoe. -- url notes that in 2015 Austin Organs expanded the organ to 106 ranks of pipes, including several new ones, plus a computer system that connects to an iPad. A playback feature will allow performances to be replayed.

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

Database Manager on February 24, 2014:

Updated through online information from Thom Thomas. -- Console and design of the organ was by Thom Thomas and Virgil Fox. The Moller Sw.,Ch.,and Pd. were left in original location. New Gt.,Pd.,Pos.and Solo were added to front organ. The pipes only from Moller Gt., were put on new chest in Gallery and the entire Gallery Pedal and Swell were new. The organ was repositioned in the Chapel and 1 rank added by Reuter in the 90's

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

Database Manager on May 14, 2009:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield.

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

Database Manager on May 19, 2007:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on May 18, 2007:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- This was the rebuilding and enlargement of the existing organ with 58 new ranks of Austin pipework and action added. The existing organ mostly became the gallery organ.

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

Database Manager on December 16, 2004:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 15, 2004: http://www.austinorgans.com/organ-research.htm.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from Austin flyer and 1990 visit
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1990-01-11

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1990-01-11

Antiphonal and en-chamade: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1990-01-11

Sanctuary interior and pipe display: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1990-01-11

Console and chancel: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1990-01-11

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