Updated through online information from Bruce Cornely. -- Grace UMC has merged with Cedar Bayou UMC. The Grace UMC building is no longer in use, and when the building is sold the organ will be put into storage until a new building is built. It is not known if the organ will be used in the new building or sold. Cedar Bayou has a 2/35 Noack (1976) (see OHS database). It is a beautiful English style instrument.
Updated through online information from Bruce Cornely.
Updated with information from Bruce Cornely. -- I've only had one experience with fan tremulants. In the early 70s I played a 3/32 Austin (1956ish) that had fan tremulants. They were very effective especially when the chimes (in the Choir chamber) were used. The fan tremulant was easily adjusted and was quiet. I did have a problem once when tuning and the key holder turned on the tremulant. I thought I was going to be beaten to death! The organ was wonderful to play and had a very nice broad and rich sound, and rested comfortably on a 16 Contra Bass (open wood!). One of the best features of the building was (I'm told) a 16' mistake by the contractor in ceiling height, resulting in really nice acoustics. From their website it appears that they are in a new and improved building. I have no idea what the organ fate of the organ is, as several inquiries have gone unanswered.
Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 31, 2004: http://www.austinorgans.com/organ-research.htm.
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