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Vaughan Keyboard Service, Inc. (2004)

Originally Hook & Hastings (Opus 2443, 1921)

Location:

First Presbyterian Church
1051 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830 US
Organ ID: 30747

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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 unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on July 27, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Direct electric
  • 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 43 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Registers: 43
  • 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: 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 Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on July 27, 2021.
Database Manager on October 28, 2007:

Identified through online information from James R. Stettner. -- Organ Committee begins assessing organ in 2003 for major rebuild and upgrade. April 2004, organ removed. Room 100 used as "organ factory." New chests built for manual pipework. Hook & Hastings chests for Pedal 16' wood Open Diapason and 16' Bourdon retained and restored/releathered. Some pipes sent to makers for repair. By Sept. 2004, components installed, tested, and organ piped and playable. The new chromatic manual chests were installed with the tallest pipes at the back of the chamber and the smallest ones closest to the shutters to allow for the greatest, unobstructed tonal egress. Organ dedicated January 23, 2005.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Taken from the console July 26, 2021: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on July 27, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary interior with exposed pipework: Photograph by Jim Tonne.

Exposed pipes in front of Swell and Choir chambers: Photograph by Jim Tonne.

Church interior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-07-26

Chancel and exposed pipes: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-07-26

Console: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-07-26

Great and Choir stopkeys: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-07-26

Swell and Pedal stopkeys: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-07-26

Console and exposed pipes: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-07-26

Church exterior: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-07-26

Church interior to rear: Photograph by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-07-26

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