Robert L. Sipe (& Associates) (1982)

Location:

University Presbyterian Church
209 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 48521

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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
  • 51 ranks. 2,620 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 37 stops. 39 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Slider Motors: Solenoids.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 37
  • Registers: 39
  • Position: Detached keydesk (mechanical action).
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • 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 August 13, 2011:

Identified through online information from Thomas Brown. -- The organ received a new Peterson 99-level combination action in 2003. It also received a revised Swell Mixture that year, lowering the pitch of the stop from a Zimbel-type mixture to a lower-pitched, more usable mixture. In 2010, the Swell 4' Flute Ouverte, which always suffered from serious tuning problems due to its scale and reaction to its placement on the chest, was replaced by a more narrow 4' Flute harmonique. Finally, the Swell 16' Basson stop was converted from a half-length stop throughout to a full-length stop, beginning at note 15. Sometime in the mid-1980s, two Walker digital 32' stops were added to the organ. Otherwise, no changes have been made to the instrument's voicing.

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 October 5, 2011
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel and organ façade: Photograph by Thomas Brown. Taken on 2005-05-23

Chancel: Photograph by Tom Brown. Taken on 2012-01-30

Console: Photograph by Tom Brown. Taken on 2012-01-30

Positiv Pipes: Photograph by Tom Brown. Taken on 2012-01-30

Great Pipes: Photograph by Tom Brown. Taken on 2012-01-30

Swell Pipes: Photograph by Tom Brown. Taken on 2012-01-30

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