Austin Organ Co. (Opus 2777, 2000)

Location:

Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
141 South County Road
Palm Beach, FL 33480 US
Organ ID: 11283

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • 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
  • 105 ranks. 9 divisions. 4 manuals. 113 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In side 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: 113
  • 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 with roll top.
  • 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 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
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on March 13, 2014:

Updated through online information from Thom Thomas. -- There are six divisions in the Chancel (Sw., Gt., Ch., Solo, Chant., and Ped.) and three in the Gallery (Sw., Gt.,and Ped.)

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

Database Manager on March 10, 2014:

Updated through online information from Thom Thomas. -- The Gallery organ (except for the Gt. Spitzprincipal) contains all of the pipes of Aeolian-Skinner opus 1228. The Skinner organ belonged to Thom Thomas and he donated the pipes in memory of Dorothy B. Thomas.

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

Database Manager on October 09, 2013:

Updated through online information from Keith Zimmerman.

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

Database Manager on September 21, 2007:

Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- There are five divisions in the chancel and four in the rear gallery. The organ is in regular use for services and concerts (2007).

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 the church web site with clarifications by Daniel M. Beckwith
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel and console: Photograph by Justin Maxey, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 2016

Left stopjamb: Photograph by Justin Maxey, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 2016

Right stopjamb: Photograph by Justin Maxey, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 2016

Church interior to rear and gallery organ: Photograph by Justin Maxey, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 2016

Console: Photograph by Eric Plutz, via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2014-03-07

Console: Photograph by Austin Organs, Inc., via Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2022-09-02

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