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Pasi Organ Builders, Inc. (Opus 5, 2013)

Originally Martin F. Pasi (Opus 5, 1996)

Location:

St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church
300 N. Sheppard Street
Richmond, VA 23221 US
Organ ID: 51983

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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 August 06, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 26 ranks. 1,331 pipes. 2 manuals. 24 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on August 06, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 24
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Suspended tracker.
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on August 06, 2018.
Database Manager on August 06, 2018:

Updated by Joel S. Kumro, who has heard or played the organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on September 19, 2016:

Updated through online information from Joel S. Kumro.
Updated organ information. The three pedal ranks are extended to six stops. This is an exceptionally beautiful organ, and I'm proud to be the new organist.

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

Database Manager on July 25, 2015:

Updated through online information from Francis Koerber. -- This is a wonderful instrument. Presently I am the Choirmaster & Organist for this church. I am very grateful to be able to use this instrument in our liturgies. Bravo, Martin Pasi.

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

Database Manager on September 13, 2014:

Updated through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. -- The 1996 manual reeds were French-inspired, but were changed to a German style by Pasi as a part of the reinstallation process in Richmond. The original temperament was Kellner's "Bach" temperament, but the tuning was modified to "Mark Brombaugh Mild" coincident with the relocation. At the same time, the rear case was modified for a free-standing installation in its new home.

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

Database Manager on March 10, 2014:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner.

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

Database Manager on September 09, 2013:

Altered and relocated existing organ. Identified by William T Van Pelt, based on personal knowledge of the organ. --

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 keydesk September 7, 2013
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ in gallery: Photograph by William T Van Pelt. Taken on 2013-09-07

Organ in gallery: Case and facade pipes: Photograph by William T Van Pelt. Taken on 2013-09-07

Keydesk: Photograph by William T Van Pelt. Taken on 2013-09-07

Left stopjamb: Photograph by William T Van Pelt. Taken on 2013-09-07

Right stop jamb: Photograph by William T Van Pelt. Taken on 2013-09-07

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