Pipe Organ Database

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Balcom & Vaughan Pipe Organs (Opus 693, 1961)

Location:

Admiral Congregational Church / West Seattle Congregational Church
4320 SW Hill St.
Seattle, WA 98116 US
Organ ID: 25984

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been altered 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 Database Manager on February 02, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 20 ranks. 1,140 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 16 stops. 22 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on February 02, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 16
  • Registers: 22
  • 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
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on February 02, 2019.
Database Manager on February 02, 2019:

Updated by James R. Stettner, who has heard or played the organ.

In 2017 the organ was converted to a 4-manual hybrid Rodgers/B&V instrument. It was dedicated in November of 2017.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 03, 2019.

Database Manager on May 07, 2007:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Organ is somewhat "Holkampian" in its exposed Great & Pedal display. Nomenclatures are in Dutch. Prepared for an 8' Trompet on the Great, II-III Mixtuur on the Swell, and 4' Schalmey on the Pedal. The church was known as West Seattle Congregational when the organ was installed. It later became known as Admiral Congregational.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist copied from the console October 1, 1992.: Open In New Tab Original document from James R. Stettner. Originally published 2019-01-16
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on January 16, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Organ: Photograph by William J. Bunch; digital image provided by James R. Stettner. Taken on 1963-05-17

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