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William Sutherland (W. S.) Stevens (1930ca.)

Location:

St. Matthew's Episcopal
18 Church St.
Moravia, NY 13118 US
Organ ID: 479

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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 unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 3 manuals. 40 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 40
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on January 28, 2009:

Updated through information from Cullie Mowers: -- (The Rev.) William Sutherland Stevens (1871-1946) was an Episcopal priest, long-time rector at Moravia, who was also something of an organbuilder and representative for Möller in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. He designed a very large organ (actually a Möller but with a Stevens nameplate) only part of which was ever built, including the impressive four-manual stopkey console. Most of the Great, all of the Swell, and most of the Gallery Pedal division were completed. The Chancel Pedal, Echo, Choir and Solo were never installed. Stevens intended the huge instrument for a much larger stone church which he planned to replace the present frame building. There is no visible pipework, and the organ sound does not get into the church very well.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

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