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Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 2790, 2007)

Location:

St. Joseph's R.C. Church
33 Queen Street
Bristol, CT 06010 US
Organ ID: 30899

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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 is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on July 19, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 12 ranks. 799 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 12 stops. 27 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Built by Austin Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 12
  • Registers: 27
  • 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 Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on July 17, 2020.
William L Degan on July 17, 2020:

Please change the places where this organ is listed as 11 ranks to 12 ranks. I checked it carefully, and it is really 12 ranks plus extensions. Perhaps the pedal Open Diapason was omitted before, but the pedal unit of Open Diapason 8 and 4 is a separate rank from the Great Open Diapason.

We received the most recent update for this note from William L Degan on July 17, 2020.

Database Manager on September 29, 2008:

Updated through information in The Windline (Austin publication), Summer 2008: "The existing organ was installed when the church was built, back in the 1920's, when organs were completed almost as easily as ordering a new kitchen sink. ... Pipework for this organ combined new with old: Some existing ranks from Austin 1747, (an early demonstration organ, transplanted to a residence, then a church,) along with some pipes from an older M.P. Moller organ that the church obtained several years ago, and a clarinet & oboe from a Midmer Losh, removed from a church in New York combined with some new pipework, built and voiced in the re-organized Austin pipe-ship: a new Nazard, Principal, Diapason, to name a few."

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

Database Manager on November 14, 2007:

Identified through online information from Stephen Hall. -- New organ containing vintage pipes from two other instruments. Organ supplements larger original 1929 Austin organ in the rear gallery, provides music for smaller services where the congregation is gathered near the chancel. Both organs are in regular use for services (2007).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Taken from console.: Open In New Tab Originally published June 23, 2020
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on July 19, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel organ: Photograph by William L Degan. Taken on 2020-06-23

Chancel organ console (originally built ca. 1960): Photograph by William L Degan. Taken on 2020-06-23

Builder's nameplate on chancel console: Photograph by William L Degan. Taken on 2020-06-23

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