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Cannarsa Organs (1983)

Originally M. P. Möller (Opus 302, 1900ca.)


St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
1405 Fifth Avenue
Altoona, PA 1660 US
Organ ID: 40710

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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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 36 ranks. 2 manuals.
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Setterboard (remote or in console).
  • 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 Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 15, 2009:

Identified through online information from Kevin M. Clemens. -- Great, Swell, and Pedal are in enclosed chambers in a rear gallery. The facade is composed of non-speaking pipes. When the organ was rebuilt in 1983 it was not a tracker. It had been rebuilt in the 1920s by a local builder, possibly the Cannarsa firm. When rebuilt in 1983 Cannarsa's used electro-pneumatic chests from an Aeolian-Skinner organ they rebuilt in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The Great 4 rank Mixture and Swell 4 rank Mixture were new as was the Swell Trumpet 8. Presently, the organ is in very good condition and is played for daily Mass as well as 4 week-end Masses.

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

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