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Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 2332, 1962)

Location:

St. Joseph's R.C. Cathedral
140 Farmington Ave.
Hartford, CT 06105 US
Organ ID: 12817

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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
  • 114 ranks. 6,878 pipes. 6 divisions. 4 manuals. 81 stops. 95 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 81
  • Registers: 95
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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 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. -- Has Great, Swell, Choir, Positiv, Solo-Bombarde, Sanctuary Pitch, and Pedal. Installed in rear gallery. Great, Positiv, and Pedal exposed. Swell, Choir, and Solo in side chambers speaking across the choir gallery. Pedal 32' Sub Principal, 32' Contra Bombaarde, 8' Principal; and Great 16' Violone and 8' Principal all visible in facade.

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

Instrument Images:

Nave, Gallery, and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2013-09-05

Nave, Gallery, and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2013-09-05

Cathedral Interior and Altar : Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2013-09-05

Cathedral Interior and Altar : Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2013-09-05

Pipe facade: Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald. Taken on 2013-09-05

Church exterior: Photograph by From church Facebook page, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2018-03-31

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