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Austin Organ Co. (Opus 2506, 1969)

Location:

Paine College
Augusta, GA US
Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel
Organ ID: 11325

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ is unaltered 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: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 41 ranks. 2,268 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 39 stops. 31 registers.
All:
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 39
  • Registers: 31
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical 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 Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 15, 2014:

Updated through online information from John McCraney. -- Virgil Fox was featured in the dedication recital in 1970, at the end of which lights in the choir and the swell chambers were turned on and the fan tremolos activated while he played the graduation "Pomp and Circumstance."

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

Database Manager on July 05, 2011:

Updated through on-line information from Jeff Scofield. -- As of June 2011, the organ was no longer being used due to mechanical problems - primarily ciphers. The university highly values the organ, so it is hoped that funds can be raised for the organ's renovation. The room has a wonderful acoustic.

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

Database Manager on December 16, 2004:

Identified through information on the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 16, 2004

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 <i>The Diapason</i> February 1968
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chapel Exterior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2011-06-20

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2011-06-20

Pipe Facade and Chamber: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2011-06-20

Chapel Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2011-06-20

Chancel and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2011-06-20

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