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Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 2600, 1977)

Location:

Christ Church, Episcopal
254 E. Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830 US
Chancel Organ
Organ ID: 12770

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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 needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jonathan Vaughn on August 03, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 84 ranks. 4,625 pipes. 4 divisions. 4 manuals. 57 stops. 66 registers.
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: 4
  • Stops: 57
  • Registers: 66
  • 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: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • 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 Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
None on April 09, 2020:

Offered for sale via the Organ Clearing House in 2019. To be replaced with IV/81 Harrison and Harrison organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Owen Lenzmeier on July 23, 2020.

Database Manager on August 22, 2007:

Updated through online information from John Panning.

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. -- Chancel organ in more French Classic style. Installed in chancel on left side. Projecting case on left chancel wall holds Positif division. Grand Orgue and Pedale behind speaking out over Positif, as well as through twin arched grilles with facade pipes around corner in left transept. Recit located in pedestal of instrument. Tonal egress into both chancel and transept. Top manual of console is a coupling manual - controls no independent registers. Gallery organ may also be played from Chancel console. Trompette en Chamade assigned to Chancel organ, but pipes in rear gallery. Stop also plays on Gallery console.

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

Database Manager on January 07, 2005:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 29, 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 brochure featuring the organ
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel, Organ Case, and Pipe Facades: (1977) Promotional photo in the collection of James R. Stettner.

Chancel Console: (1977) Promotional photo in the collection of James R. Stettner.

Console: Photograph by Courtesy of the Organ Clearing House, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-03-01

Left stopjamb: Photograph by Courtesy of the Organ Clearing House, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-03-01

Right stopjamb: Photograph by Courtesy of the Organ Clearing House, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-03-01

Left toe studs: Photograph by Courtesy of the Organ Clearing House, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-03-01

Right stoe studs: Photograph by Courtesy of the Organ Clearing House, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-03-01

Left chancel case: Photograph by Courtesy of the Organ Clearing House, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-03-01

Right organ case: Photograph by Courtesy of the Organ Clearing House, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-03-01

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