J. Bowen (1998)

Originally Austin Organ Co. (Opus 1319, 1925)

Location:

St. Luke & the Epiphany Episcopal Church
330 S. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 US
Church
Organ ID: 50965

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican 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: Austin Universal Air
  • 62 ranks. 8 divisions. 4 manuals. 152 stops. 202 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 8
  • Stops: 152
  • Registers: 202
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • 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 January 30, 2013:

Updated through online information from Jonathan M. Bowen. -- In 1998, the organ was tonally and mechanically altered. The unenclosed great chest was re-tabled to play 6 ranks from the previous three. Two other chests have been installed to add two addtional ranks. Walker Technical Co. supplied the new console control system as well as the addition of digital stops.

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

Database Manager on January 29, 2013:

Identified through online information from Jonathan M. Bowen. -- Modifications to existing Austin organ. Wind chests are the same, w/ addition of a couple of other chests. Stoplist has been greatly altered. Vintage EMS pipe work has replaced much Austin pipe work. Console is now fitted w/ Walker Control System. Organ now has a significant number of Walker digital stops.

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

Instrument Images:

Church Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2015-08-25

Nave, Balcony, and Organ Case: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2015-08-25

Chancel and Pipe Facades: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2015-08-25

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