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Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 2734, 1991)

Location:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
2040 Washington Road
Pittsburgh (Upper St. Clair), PA 15241 US
Organ ID: 11718

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • 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
  • 80 ranks. 4,772 pipes. 6 divisions. 3 manuals. 60 stops. 75 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • 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: 6
  • Stops: 60
  • Registers: 75
  • 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
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 19, 2007:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Great (I), Choir (II), Unenclosed Choir (II), Swell (III), Nave (floating), and Pedal/Nave Pedal.

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

Database Manager on December 21, 2004:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 20, 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 church-produced booklet about the organ
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel, Console, and Pipe Display: (1991) Photo from the Dedication Program; image courtesy of James R. Stettner.

Console and Great Pipe Display, 1991.: (1991) Photo from the Dedication Program; image courtesy of James R. Stettner.

Pipe Display and Chamber Grillework: (1991) Photo from the Dedication Program; image courtesy of James R. Stettner.

Swell Pipework: (1991) Photo from the Dedication Program; image courtesy of James R. Stettner.

Swell Pipework: (1991) Photo from the Dedication Program; image courtesy of James R. Stettner.

32' Ophicleide Resonators: (1991) Photo from the Dedication Program; image courtesy of James R. Stettner.

Antiphonal Pipework: (1991) Photo from the Dedication Program; image courtesy of James R. Stettner.

Chancel, console and exposed pipework: Photograph by Austin Organs, Inc., submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 1991

Church exterior at completion, before additions: Photograph by hippostcard.com, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 1959

Pipe display and chamber grillework: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2012-06-21

Church exterior: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2013-06-17

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