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Schantz Organ Co. (1964)

Location:

St. John's Episcopal Church
1333 Old Welsh Rd
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 US
Organ ID: 41312

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, but not in use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on August 08, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 28 ranks. 1,956 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 24 stops. 45 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear 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: 24
  • Registers: 45
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on June 25, 2019.
Database Manager on June 25, 2019:

Updated by Colin O\'Malley, who gave this as the source of the information: Observation of change of ownership. In 2016 St. John’s sold this church building to St. Mary’s Malankara Orthodox Cathedral, an Indian Oriental Orthodox congregation. From photographs on their Facebook page it appears the instrument is still in place, but I do not know if it is being used in their liturgies.

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

Database Manager on June 13, 2009:

Identified through online information from Paul Marchesano.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from the console July 30, 2009
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary interior: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-02-20

Sanctuary interior from floor: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-02-20

Console: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-02-20

Left Stopjamb: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-02-20

Right Stopjamb: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-02-20

Stained glass window: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-02-20

Church exterior: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-02-20

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