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Russell Meyer & Associates (Opus 7, 2004)

Location:

Sacred Heart Oratory
917 No. Madison Street
Wilmington, DE US
Organ ID: 17956

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Status and Condition:

  • 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: Slider with direct-electric pull-downs (externally mounted)
  • 35 ranks. 2,256 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 31 stops. 49 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with direct-electric pull-downs (externally mounted) chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Slider Motors: Pneumatic (EP or TP) slider motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 31
  • Registers: 49
  • 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 without cover.
  • 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 Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action 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 October 08, 2013:

Updated through online information from Russell Meyer. -- This organ was severely damaged by water in September 2012. Present condition unknown.

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

Database Manager on February 23, 2012:

Updated through online information from Russell Meyer. -- The Choir division and other unit ranks are on direct-electric action. A new console was supplied as part of the rebuild.

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

Database Manager on April 26, 2005:

Rebuild of Cannarsa organ of 1938 that incorporated C. S. Haskell Op. 313 and a John Brown organ of 1895.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Sacred Heart Oratory; Russell Meyer & Associates, Op. 7.: Open In New Tab History and description of the organ.
Document created on 2005-04-25
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Russell Meyer. Taken on 2005-10-01

Gallery, Organ Case, and Trompette en Chamade: Photograph by Russell Meyer. Taken on 2004-11-15

Church Interio and Altar: Photograph by Stephanie Gilgut. Taken on 2010-04-10

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