Pipe Organ Database

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Cannarsa Organs (1970 ca.)

Originally M. P. Möller (Opus 468, 1903)

Location:

St. John's Lutheran Church
218 N Jefferson St.
Kittanning, PA 16201 US
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 33600

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Michael Kearney on September 13, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 16 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 14 stops. 14 registers.
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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 14
  • Registers: 14
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Combination Action Foot Trundles
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Michael Kearney on September 13, 2021.
Database Manager on March 06, 2008:

Identified through on-line information from Leek Pipe Organ Company. -- The winding system has been altered by another builder. They replaced the original large bellow with three (one per division) and added a Mixture III to the Great division. The Traverse Flute 4' on the Swell division was more recently replaced by another individual with an Oboe 4'. Previous to those items, a number of restoration items were completed in the original style of the instrument by our firm under John G.P. Leek.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
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We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on September 14, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ case with keydesk: Photograph from an archival source: Builder's ad in the 1970 OHS Convention Handbook, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. ca. 1970

Organ case at front of room: Photograph by Michael Kearney. Taken on 2021-08-21

Left stop jamb: Photograph by Michael Kearney. Taken on 2021-08-21

Right stop jamb: Photograph by Michael Kearney. Taken on 2021-08-21

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