Pipe Organ Database

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Austin Organs, Inc. (2002)

Exhibited in the 2016 OHS convention

Location:

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA US
Irvine Auditorium
Organ ID: 52738

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 162 ranks. 10,731 pipes. 7 divisions. 4 manuals.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 7
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 31, 2014:

In 1997 the audtorium was closed for an extensive renovation; the organ was removed by Austin and rebuilt; it was reinstalled in 2002 with a new console; the consultant for the organ restoration was William F. Czelusniak.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Sesqui-Centennial Program 1926
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

String Section Drawknobs: Photograph by Thomas. Taken on 2011-02-21

Solo and Great Drawknobs: Photograph by Thomas George. Taken on 2011-02-21

Swell and Pedal Drawknobs: Photograph by Thomas George. Taken on 2011-02-21

Console Detail - Touch Screen: Photograph by Thomas George. Taken on 2011-02-21

Console: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2015-08-25

Auditorium Interior: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2015-08-25

Stage and Console: Photograph by Len Levasseur. Taken on 2015-08-25

Auditorium, pipe facades and console: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr.

Console center: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-02-17

Knee panel and swell shoes: Photograph by Stephen Schnurr. Taken on 2011-02-12

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