Pipe Organ Database

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James C. and Nora Williams (1985)

Originally E.F. Walcker & Cie. (1902/1937)

Location:

Merida Cathedral
Calle 60 Y 61 Centro
Merida, 11 MX
Organ ID: 46588

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Direct electric
  • 24 ranks. 3 divisions. 3 manuals. 32 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 32
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • 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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 22, 2010:

Updated through on-line information from Thomas H. Cotner. -- The original 1902 organ was destroyed in the revolution; however, the casework and console were saved and used in the 1937 rebuild. The windchests and most of the pipe work were re-used in the 1985 renovation, with a new detached console built. The windchests were replaced in the 2004 upgrade, and a new Bourdon added to great.

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

Database Manager on March 19, 2010:

Identified through on-line information from Jim Smiley. -- Merida is in Mexico's Yucatan. This Walcker organ was shipped to Merida from Germany. Alfredo Wolburg, a German living and working in Mexico City, come to Merida to install the organ. It was rebuilt in the 1980s by Jimmy Williams of New Orleans, Lousiana. The organ is currently maintained by Tom Cotner of Oklahoma and John Hendricksen of Massachusetts.

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

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