Pipe Organ Database

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Balcom and Vaughan (Opus 689, 1961)

Location:

St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church
8517 7th Avenue SE
Everett, WA 98208 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 22513

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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 needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on October 02, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 7 ranks. 487 pipes. 2 divisions. 2 manuals. 29 stops. 7 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 2
  • Stops: 29
  • Registers: 7
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Jim Stettner on April 11, 2020:

This organ is to be incorporated into a new organ built by the Marceau firm, along with two other Balcom and Vaughan organs.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on April 11, 2020.

Database Manager on March 12, 2012:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ as originally proposed was to have been 6 unified ranks: 8' Principal, 16' Rohr Flute, 8' Viole, 8' Viole Celeste (tc), 8' Dulciana (tc), and 8' Oboe Horn (tc). An exposed and non-expressive 4' Principal was added to the contract, and the Viole and Viole Celeste were replaced by a Gemshorn and Gemshorn Celeste. The inspiration for the exposed 4' Principal was very likely St. Monica's on Mercer Island, Washington, which had been built by the same builder the previous year.

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

Database Manager on January 01, 2006:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Cost of this instrument was $7,256.00 plus applicable tax, and included one year of free service.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Copied from the console February 2, 2012
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Gallery Side of Pipe Chamber: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2014-04-09

Pipe Display (4' Principal): Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2014-04-09

Console: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2014-04-09

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