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Paul Fritts & Co., Organbuilders (Opus 23, 2002)

Location:

Vassar College
124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 US
Mary Anna FoxMartel Recital Hall
Organ ID: 19599

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on January 31, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 49 ranks. 2,418 pipes. 2 manuals. 34 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Paul Fritts & Co., Organbuilders
We received the most recent update for this division from Paul R. Marchesano on February 01, 2022.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 34
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Laurence Libin on January 31, 2022:

The Fritts organ is located in the front of the recital hall in a gallery overlooking the stage--not at the rear of the hall.

We received the most recent update for this note from Laurence Libin on January 31, 2022.

Database Manager on April 13, 2016:

George B. Stauffer was consultant. Merellyn Gallagher, James David Christie, and Joan Lippincott played solo recitals in February and March 2003.

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

Database Manager on June 08, 2009:

Updated through online information from Jude Fritts.

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

Database Manager on November 05, 2005:

Identified through information from the builder's web site.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From Paul Fritts website
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Paul Fritts Organ Opus 23: Open In New Tab Flyer with background and specification and photos
Document created on 2003-02-08
We received the most recent update for this document from Paul R. Marchesano on January 31, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Organ case in gallery: Photograph from an archival source: Builder website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 2003

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