Pipe Organ Database

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John-Paul Buzard (2005)

Location:

Williamsburg Presbyterian Church
215 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185 US
Organ ID: 29702

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • 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 Database Manager on June 25, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 51 ranks. 3,021 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 40 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on June 25, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 40
  • 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 with roll top.
  • 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 Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on June 25, 2019.
Database Manager on June 25, 2019:

Updated by Norman Elton, who has heard or played the organ. Five prepared stops were installed in the spring of 2019. Instrument is now complete.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on June 26, 2019.

Database Manager on June 18, 2013:

Updated through online information from Scott Crowell. -- Organ was built in 2005 and kept in storage until the new sanctuary was completed in 2006.

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

Database Manager on October 14, 2007:

Identified through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Seven ranks are prepared for: Great Tuba and Trumpet, Choir Diapason and Mixture. Organ is in regular use for services (2007)

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from June 2007 American Organist magazine (pg 47)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Facade, 2006.: Photograph by John-Paul Buzard.

Facade up close, 2006.: Photograph by John-Paul Buzard.

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