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Balcom and Vaughan Pipe Organs, Inc. (Opus 790, 1972)

Location:

First United Methodist Church
1050 SE Ireland St.
Oak Harbor, WA 98277 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 23835

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist 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 Jim Stettner on March 26, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 14 ranks. 952 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 11 stops. 39 registers.
Great (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Balcom and Vaughan Pipe Organs, Inc.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on March 24, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: In floor-level chambers at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Balcom and Vaughan Pipe Organs, Inc.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on March 24, 2021.

Pedal (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Balcom and Vaughan Pipe Organs, Inc.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on March 24, 2021.
Rear Gallery:
  • Built by Balcom and Vaughan Pipe Organs, Inc.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 11
  • Registers: 39
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • 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 Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on March 24, 2021.
Jim Stettner on March 26, 2021:

The organ has received a Peterson multi-level memory installed at an unknown date. New stop action magnets and new engraved stop tablets were included. This has slightly altered the stoplist as engraved, but no additions were made. The Fagott has been renamed Hautbois, but the construction is definitely Fagott. The Great 8'/4' Holz Gedeckt is now just Gedeckt. The Swell Plein Jeu no longer has a Roman numeral for the number of ranks. A few other stops are different. And the Pedal Hautbois (orig., Fagott) has been returned to 4' pitch.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on March 26, 2021.

Database Manager on June 12, 2006:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ is installed in a wide, shallow chamber than spans the full width of the rear gallery. While both Great and Swell are expressive, they have been placed on chests as independent divisions with some borrowing between divisions. There is room to place a dividing wall between the two halves if ever desired.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist copied from the console: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the console May, 1996 Originally published May, 1996; verified & updated March 25, 2021
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on March 26, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2020-01-15

Sanctuary interior from rear, organ gallery: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2019-11-15

Rear gallery chamber grille: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2021-03-25

Console: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2021-03-25

Console: Great stops: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2021-03-25

Console: Swell stops: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2021-03-25

Console: Pedal stops: Photograph by James R. Stettner. Taken on 2021-03-25

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