Pipe Organ Database

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Noack (Opus 90, 1979)

Location:

Beckley Presbyterian Church
203 South Kanawha Street
Beckley, WV 25801 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 4743

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • 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: Slider
  • 47 ranks. 2,182 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 36 stops.
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: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 36
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 26, 2018:

Updated by Timothy H. Waugh - Artist in Residence BPC, who has heard or played the organ.

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

Database Manager on November 01, 2015:

Updated through online information from Brett Miller. -- Joan Lippincott served as consultant and performed the dedicatory recital. A Zimbelstern has been subsequently added to the instrument.

Technical statements of interest taken from the 1979 dedication program: The [Great] Trumpet 8' and Clarion 4' are...typical reeds for this division, except that in this organ the Clarion breaks back to 8' and even (on c''') 16' in order to maintain its intensity all the way to the treble."

"The temperament of the organ favors the more common keys, while allowing all keys to be used." "The wind pressure used is 80mm (3-1/4")." "The organ was built during February to September 1979...The technical installation was done by shop foreman Eric Kenney and Richard Aylward, with the adjustment and tonal finishing by John Farmer and Fritz Noack."

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

Database Manager on March 24, 2006:

Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Replaced E. M. Skinner Opus 581 (1926), previously enlarged by Lewis and Hitchcock in 1969.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1996.

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 console October 24, 2015 and from 1979 dedication program
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Organ Case: Photograph by Brett Miller. Taken on 2015-10-24

Left Stop Jam (Great and Pedal): Photograph by Brett Miller. Taken on 2015-10-24

Right Stop Jamb (Positive, Swell, Tremolo, Zimbelstern): Photograph by Brett Miller. Taken on 2015-10-24

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