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Lively-Fulcher Organbuilders (2013)

Location:

St. Jane Frances de Chantal Roman Catholic Church
9601 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814 US
Organ ID: 52542

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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 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
  • 37 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 28 stops. 37 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 28
  • Registers: 37
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • 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
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on January 08, 2017:

Updated by Russell Joseph Weismann, who has heard or played the organ.
Church was original Frohman building. Renovated and expanded in 2001. Organ sits in original choir loft. Other bids solicited by Casavant and Letourneau

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

Database Manager on March 24, 2014:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by John Igoe, using information found inThe Diapason, March 2014. -- Diapason article includes stoplist and photographs

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Factory Specification: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Dedication Program: Open In New Tab Recital program, photographs, performer biography (Russell Weismann), organ stoplist, calendar of events
Document created on 2013-11-17
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Contract for new organ: Open In New Tab Cover letter from Mark Lively with summary philosophy and payment details; organ description, stoplist, drawings of console layout, facade drawing and rendering.
Document created on 2010-09-17
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Dedication Mass Program: Open In New Tab Program/Pew bulletin for Mass, with music for chants and hymns, and texts of choral music
Document created on 2013-11-17
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Great Pipework: Photograph by Russell Joseph Weismann. Taken on 2013-12-01

Church Interior and Console: Photograph by Russell Joseph Weismann (ca. 2013). Taken on 2013-12-01

Organ Case: Photograph by Russell Joseph Weismann (ca. 2013). Taken on 2013-12-01

Console: Photograph by Lively-Fulcher, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2013

Console: Photograph by Lively-Fulcher, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2013

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