Austin Organ Co. (Opus 1656, 1929)

Location:

Asbury College
Wilmore, KY US
Hughes Auditorium
Organ ID: 11376

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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: Austin Universal Air
  • 43 ranks. 3,021 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 43 stops. 52 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 43
  • Registers: 52
  • 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: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on October 12, 2014:

The dedication recital for the $28,000 organ was played by Dr. Albert Riemenschneider in June 1929; releathered and cleaned in 1966; rebuild, tonal changes and new console by Austin in 1975 as 3/50; damaged in 1990 when construction of an adjacent building caused the Chimes to fall, crushing some pipework; the organ was repaired and cleaned and ready for use in February 1992.

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

Database Manager on April 25, 2013:

Updated through online information from Tom Croley. -- In 1965-66 I was a music student at Asbury College in Wilmore, KY and I played this organ that was located in Hughes Auditorium. I was told that it had 64 ranks. 4 Manuals. I can certainly tell you that it was LOUD when played at full volume. My practice time was from 10-11 PM on certain days and the pieces that I was working on required full volume. I was firmly scolded one day about playing full volume at that hour since you could hear the organ all over the campus if the windows were open as they sometimes were.

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

Database Manager on December 17, 2004:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 16, 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 copied from <i>The Diapason</i> January 1929
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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