Pipe Organ Database

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Bradford Organ Co. (2003)

Originally Austin Organ Co. (Opus 1737, 1930)

Location:

Gary Memorial United Methodist Church
Wheaton, IL US
Organ ID: 50706

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • The organ is unaltered 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 45 ranks. 3 manuals. 38 stops. 51 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 38
  • Registers: 51
  • 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.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 04, 2012:

Identified through online information from Kristina Powers. -- Additions to and new console for existing Austin Opus 1737.

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

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Kristina Powers. Taken on 2012-03-21

Console and Chamber Grillework: Photograph by Kristina Powers. Taken on 2012-03-21

Balcony, Brass Fanfare Trumpets, and Organ Speaker Cabinets: Photograph by Kristina Powers. Taken on 2012-03-21

Left Fanfare Trumpet: Photograph by Kristina Powers. Taken on 2012-03-21

Right Fanfare Trumept and Speaker Cabinet: Photograph by Kristina Powers. Taken on 2012-03-21

Stained Glass Window: Photograph by Kristina Powers. Taken on 2012-03-21

Stained Glass Window: Photograph by Kristina Powers. Taken on 2012-03-21

Sanctuary interior: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-01-22

Sanctuary interior to rear: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-01-22

Chancel: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-01-22

Console: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-01-22

Pedal and Swell Stop Tablets: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-01-22

Great and Choir Stop Tablets: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-01-22

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