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Frank Roosevelt (Opus 415, 1888)

Location:

La Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus
Benalcázar 562 y Sucre
Quito, EC170150 EC
Organ ID: 52257

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Charles Eberline on August 22, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 22 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 20 stops. 20 registers.
All:
  • 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 May 10, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 20
  • Registers: 20
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, not in standard AGO position.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 10, 2019.
Charles Eberline on August 22, 2020:

The organ is Opus 415 in the opus list in David H. Fox, Hilborne and Frank Roosevelt (Richmond, Va.: OHS Press, 2012), 148. "Extant, in use, 1991" according to Fox, who cited Wilmer Hayden Welsh, "Organs and Earthquakes in Quito," The American Organist, June 1991, 48.

We received the most recent update for this note from Charles Eberline on August 22, 2020.

Database Manager on May 10, 2019:

Updated by Ray Cornils, who has heard or played the organ.

The organ is used in concerts for the Quito International Festival of Sacred Music. The specification of the instrument is:

GREAT 8 Open Diapason, 8 Viola de gamba, 8 Spitz Floete, 8 Doppel Floete, 4 Octave, 4 Flute Harmonique, 2 2/3 Octave Quint, 2 Super Octave, 8 Trumpet

SWELL 16 Bourdon (with a divided stop knob that controls the bottom 12 notes), 8 Violin Diapason, 8 Stopped Diapason, 8 Dolce, 4 Hohl Floete, 4 Gemshorn, 2 Flageolet, III Cornet, 8 Oboe

PEDAL 16 Open Diapason, 16 Bourdon
Bellows signal

COUPLERS Great to Pedal, Swell to Pedal, Swell to Great, Swell to Great Octaves

Combination pedals
(located above pedal board to left of swell pedal) Swell piano, Swell forte, Full Organ,

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

Database Manager on September 01, 2015:

Updated through online information from Pierret Gilles.

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

Database Manager on February 14, 2014:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The ornately stenciled facade fills the entire width of the rear gallery, and the full height of the barrel-vaulted ceiling.

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

Database Manager on January 15, 2014:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by T. Daniel Hancock, using information found in The Tracker, Fall 2013. -- Organ is extant [2013] but Smith does not indicate if it is also playable, or if it has been modified.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Copied from the console by Ray Cornils, who played the organ: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 13, 2019.

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